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Brands sign Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action at COP24

"How the fashion industry signed the first charter for climate change", 19 December 2018

The fashion industry has signed the first pact for concrete commitment supporting climate change–the UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action–during the Climate Change Conference (COP24)...

The charter is a significant achievement considering that the textile industry is a huge polluter and is currently responsible for 8% of the world’s CO2 emission...

... 40 companies including leading fashion brands, retailers, supplier organizations and a shipping company have agreed to collectively address the climate impact of the fashion sector across its entire value chain.

These include, among others, Adidas, Arcteryx, Burberry, Esprit, Guess, Gap Inc. Hugo Boss, H&M Group, Inditex, Kering Group, Levi Strauss & Co., Puma, Schoeller Textiles, Otto Group, Pidigi Spa, Peak Performance, Stella McCartney, Sympatex Technology and Target; leading membership organizations, including Business for Social Responsibility, Sustainable Apparel Coalition, China National Textile and Apparel Council, Outdoor Industry Association, Textile Exchange and ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals); global logistics company Maersk; and global NGO WWF International.

Together they have committed to implementing or supporting the 16 principles and targets that underpin the Fashion Climate Charter and agreed to a sector-wide plan of action that targets net-zero emissions by 2050 and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030...

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