Cotton Council International (CCI), a non-profit trade association that promotes U.S. cotton fiber and manufactured cotton products, joins the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). CCI plans to use SAC’s sustainability measurement suite of tools, the Higg Index, to drive environmental and social responsibility throughout its supply chain.
SAC members are collectively committed to improving supply chain sustainability in the apparel, footwear, and textile industry, and according to CCI, the U.S. cotton industry is committed to continual improvement in sustainability.
“We are pleased to be joining the SAC, confident that together we can scale positive impact on product sustainability over time,” says Steph Thiers-Ratcliffe, CCI director of European brands and retailers. “With shared ambition in providing robust environmental data to the sector, we will collaborate to enable greater supply chain transparency and informed decision making.”
In its relationship with the SAC, CCI will contribute both data and resources to support the Higg Index, which measures sustainability performance and drives supply chain transparency and decision-making to improve efficiency and sustainability impact.
“We welcome the addition of CCI to the Sustainable Apparel Coalition and look forward to its participation in this industry-wide effort in sustainability,” SAC executive director Amina Razvi adds. “Having CCI as part of the Coalition widens the scope of our impact within the industry and accelerates the change we’re making towards responsible industry actions.”
For more information on the Higg suite of tools, visit www.apparelcoalition.org/join-us.