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7 apparel company CEOs call for strong climate deal

Author: Meg Wilcox, Ceres, Published on: 3 December 2015

Citing droughts, temperature shifts and other impacts that will make apparel production “more difficult and costly,” the CEOs of seven top global apparel companies today issued a statement calling on government leaders to reach a strong climate change agreement here that will stop the growth of greenhouse gas pollution that is causing damaging global warming…The statement was organized by the nonprofit sustainability advocacy group Ceres…“Climate change mitigation and technological innovation are vital to the health and well-being of those who make and use our products...”…The statement highlights negative impacts from climate warming, whether from compromised cotton production for farmers to garment factory exposure in some of the world’s “least climate resilient regions.” The seven companies are among the world’s biggest users of cotton, with VF Corp. alone buying roughly one percent of the world’s cotton. The full statement can be viewed here. [Also refers to Adidas Group, Eileen Fisher, Gap Inc., H&M, Levi Strauss & Co., The North Face, Timberland, and VF Corporation.]

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Related companies: adidas Eileen Fisher Gap H&M Levi Strauss North Face (part of VF Corp) Timberland (part of VF Corp) VF Corp