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Brands & Retailers

SAC membership provides brands and retailers the essential resources and the support they need to credibly and effectively meet sustainability goals.

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The Higg Index empowers members to precisely identify areas requiring improvement and highlight robust actions to take. SAC brand and retailer members collaborate with the largest and most diverse industry network focused on creating transformative change.

Brands & Retailers use the SAC to:

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Boost productivity and profit

Drive efficiency and innovation
Higg Index data powerfully spotlights areas that require improvement, and delivers a functional roadmap to sustainable design choices. Efficiency is increased, savings are made, and innovation is sparked.

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Evaluate more meaningfully

See deeper and reduce risk
Brands and retailers see much deeper into their supply chain than ever before, gaining essential information on environmental and social impacts from manufacturing and service partners at every stage.

They can evaluate potential operational risks, make more sustainable purchasing decisions and source materials and services of quality and integrity.

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Reduce the assessment burden

Strengthen relationships
Brands and retailers engage with manufacturing partners in more constructive ways when manufacturers complete their own assessments and have them verified on the the Higg Index. They develop healthy partnerships and make better progress towards sustainability goals.

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Grow
business

Save time and money
By streamlining the process of measuring, guiding, tracking, verifying and sharing sustainability performance, the Higg Index saves significant time, money, and human resources.

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Develop knowledge

Collaborate with peers
By joining forces in the Coalition, brands and retailers not only share best practices and gain invaluable insights for their own businesses, they help to accelerate the pace of innovation across the entire industry. They also establish a credible collective voice with policy-makers on regulations that affect everyone’s future.

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Have equal
say

Engage with stakeholders
With accurate and verifiable sustainability data in hand, brands and retailers can demonstrate their sustainability performance to consumers and investors, which strengthens credibility and reputation.

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Deepen
impact

Gain impact and influence
Small and medium-sized businesses also can gain large benefits: They can make cost-effective progress on sustainability, forge new business opportunities, and improve sourcing practices by finding reliable supply chain partners with robust sustainability credentials.

Member Spotlight

Fjällräven

Learn how this timeless European outdoor brand utilizes the Higg Index to design its products and improve its sustainable operations.

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Abercrombie & Fitch
Adidas
Aldo
Amer Sports Sourcing Ltd
American Eagle Outfitters
Ann Inc.
Arc’teryx Equipment Inc.
Aritzia
ASICS
ASOS
Benetton Group S.r.l.
Bestseller A/S
Brooks Sports, Inc.
Bugaboo International B.V.
C&A
Carve Designs, Inc.
Chenfeng Group
Columbia Sportswear Company
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The Walt Disney Company
ECCO
Edwards Garment
EILEEN FISHER
Esprit
Fast Retailing
Fenix Outdoor Group
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G-Star
Gap, Inc.
Global Brands Group
Guess, Inc.
HanesBrands
Helly Hansen AS
H&M
House of Anita Dongre Limited
IC Group
Indigenous Designs Corporation
Indigo Handloom Inc.
INDITEX
J. Crew
J.C. Penney
KappAhl
Kathmandu Limited
KEEN Inc.
Kering
Kohl’s
L.L.Bean, Inc.
Lands’ End
Levi Strauss & Co.
Loomstate
Lululemon Athletica
LVMH
Macy’s, Inc.
Mara Hoffman
Marks & Spencer
Merrell
Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC)
New Balance
Nike, Inc.
Nordstrom
Norrøna Sport
Odlo International
Original Buff
Orsay
Outerknown
OVS S.p.a.
Patagonia, Inc.
Pentland Brands plc.
Primark
Puma
PVH Corp.
reDEW 8
REI
Salomon
SanMar Corp
Schijvens Corporate Fashion
Skunkfunk
Sperry
Splash Fashion
Target
Tommy Bahama
Under Armour, Inc.
Vera Bradley Designs, Inc.
VF Corporation
Walmart
Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
Wolverine Worldwide
Zappos
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The theory of change of the SAC is straightforward and profound: putting standardized sustainability measurements that are both deep and profound in the hands of key decision-makers in the apparel and footwear value chain will incentivize them to make better decisions that collectively reduce the environmental impact and increase the social justice of the entire industry.

Rick Ridgeway, VP Public Engagement, Patagonia

Become a member of the SAC

We are building the future of the apparel, footwear, and textile industry, and we welcome you to join us.