At the SAC Annual Meeting, stakeholders across the value chain convene to evolve industry with the people and planet in mind. Our 2023 member-only Annual Meeting themed “Evolution for Impact” took place on September 25 and 26 in Boston. We convened our global community to share insights and tangible examples of how our members are addressing the industry’s most urgent and systemic social and environmental challenges.
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Reflecting the theme “Evolution for Impact,” the event brought together stakeholders from across the fashion and apparel value chain to discuss and explore opportunities for the industry to deepen collaborations in order to drive true and lasting impact for people and planet. Sponsors included Target Corporation, Lululemon, REN Energy, and Worldly, an impact intelligence platform that is the exclusive licensee of the Higg Index tools.
Announcements at the 2023 SAC Annual Meeting included a collaboration with the International Apparel Federation to accelerate efforts towards advancing equitable and sustainable global supply chains in the apparel and fashion industry, the new Manufacturer Climate Action Program (MCAP) enabling manufacturers to start their decarbonization journey, and results from an independent review of the Higg Index, a set of tools that empower designers, brands, retailers, and manufacturers, to use life cycle assessment data to make informed decisions and create more sustainable products.