The scope of SAC's desired outcomes include the following:

Water Use & Quality

  • Improve water-use efficiency and/or re-use in cultivation or production of raw materials (e.g. cotton) and the manufacturing of apparel products
  • Minimize the volume and chemical constituents of water discharges associated with manufacturing of apparel products and eliminate impacts to local communities
  • Reduce the need for water use in garment care by challenging conventional washing practices and developing alternative approaches
  • Energy & Emissions

  • Minimize direct and embedded energy use and carbon in apparel products
  • Drive innovative design and technology to create apparel products that mitigate other carbon impacts in society (such as reducing the need for heating and air conditioning systems)
  • Waste

  • Develop effective uses for textile waste, creating a second life for materials
  • Commit to minimizing waste in our operations, supply chain, and end-of-life of apparel products
  • Chemicals & Toxicity

  • Reduce the use of chemicals and potentially hazardous materials which pose health or environmental risks if not properly handled in cultivation or production of raw materials, and the manufacturing of apparel products
  • Social and Labor

  • Collaborate with industry peers and supply chain partners to achieve full life cycle transparency (back to origin of material) about the social and ethical performance impacts of all companies and products
  • All workplaces are fair, safe, and non-discriminatory, including zero exposure to toxic chemicals
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