The main workhorse of the Design and Development tool is the Materials Sustainability Index (MSI) (link to section below), which quantitatively measures the life cycle impacts of commonly used materials found in products. Originally gifted to the Coalition by Nike, the MSI is undergoing a major methodology and content update to give product creators even more information and options for selecting more responsible materials. Further news about the updated tool, including how to submit data on materials, will be posted here when it is relaunched in late Fall 2015. Other areas measured by the Design and Development Module include material efficiency, product use and care, and end of use impacts.
Material Sustainability Index (MSI)
Brand Environment Module
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