The easier and more aligned measurement systems are, the more streamlined the supply chain data is for companies focusing on major sustainability issues in the textile industry. Aligning on efforts around metrics harmonization, The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) are working towards data platform interoperability and collaborating on future textile innovation projects.
For over 3 years, TSC and the SAC have collaborated to support the creation of more sustainable products in the apparel, footwear, and home textiles industry. SAC is comprised of brands, retailers, manufacturers, government, and non-governmental organizations and academic experts, representing more than a third of the global apparel and footwear market. This collaboration brings key partners, and their members, together to create harmonization in sustainability measurement for the textile industry.
One of the key elements of this partnership is that TSC is a member of SAC and SAC is a member of TSC. Being active participants in each organization’s respective work streams allows for transparency into the development of membership tools and processes and helps identify collaboration and innovation opportunities.