×
84 536
Fashion Jobs
COTY
Director, Finance - cb Sales
Permanent · New York
OLD NAVY
Site Merchandising Manager - Old Navy Online
Permanent · San Francisco
NIKE
Senior Manager - Finance Engineering & Automation
Permanent · Beaverton
JCPENNEY
Email Marketing Senior Manager
Permanent · Plano
LEVI'S
Global Raw Material Planner
Permanent · San Francisco
NORDSTROM
Asset Protection - Agent - Tacoma Mall
Permanent · Tacoma
SHISEIDO
Sales & Training Executive, San Francisco - Nars
Permanent · San Francisco
ROSS STORES
Store Protection Specialist
Permanent · Grand Prairie
PUMA
av Specialist, IT Service Desk
Permanent · Somerville
PUMA
Key Account Manager, Sporting Goods
Permanent · Somerville
BLOOMINGDALE'S
Asset Protection Outlet Associate, Part Time: Outlets at Orange
Permanent · Orange
TAPESTRY
Senior Manager, Human Resources (People Partner)
Permanent · New York
TAPESTRY
Analyst, Trade Compliance
Permanent · Jacksonville
ESTÉE LAUDER
Clinique Consultant - 37.5 Hrs - Macys - South Portland, me
Permanent · South Portland
ESTÉE LAUDER
Associate Consultant - Clinique - Part Time - Macys Tysons Corner - Mclean, va
Permanent · McLean
ESTÉE LAUDER
Business Manager - Clinique - Full Time - Dillards - Temple, tx
Permanent · Temple
ABERCROMBIE AND FITCH CO.
IT Service Desk Specialist
Permanent · Columbus
ATHLETA
Senior Analyst, Divisional & Control Finance, Athleta
Permanent · San Francisco
GAP
Asset Protection Service Representative - Jersey Gardens
Permanent · Elizabeth
OLD NAVY
Assistant General Manager ne - Shop @ Perry Crossng
Permanent · Plainfield
OLD NAVY
General Manager - Freehold
Permanent · Freehold Township
OLD NAVY
Area Visual Manager
Permanent · King of Prussia
Translated by
Nicola Mira
Published
Mar 28, 2018
Reading time
2 minutes
Share
Download
Download the article
Print
Click here to print
Text size
aA+ aA-

Global Fashion Agenda lists seven sustainability priorities for fashion industry leaders

Translated by
Nicola Mira
Published
Mar 28, 2018

The Global Fashion Agenda (GFA), a non-profit initiative on fashion sustainability founded in 2016, has published its first 'CEO Agenda' report, ahead of the Copenhagen Fashion Summit, the sustainable fashion event launched in 2009 by Eva Kruse (to which the GFA is linked), which is scheduled on 15th-16th May. The 'CEO Agenda' report was compiled in collaboration with groups like Kering, H&M and Li & Fung. It lists the seven priority initiatives senior managers in the fashion world ought to undertake to make the industry more sustainable.


The Global Fashion Agenda has published its first 'CEO Agenda'


"Fashion is one of the world's most important industries, as well as one of the most resource and manpower-intensive ones. The environmental, social and ethical challenges which face the fashion industry today aren't only a threat to the planet, but to the industry itself. This is why there is no other alternative to making sustainable development an integral part of every corporation's commercial strategy," said Eva Kruse, CEO of the Global Fashion Agenda.
 
The report begins by outlining three priorities which should be actioned immediately. The first is the traceability of the entire supply chain, a considerable challenge for an industry in which production is a highly fragmented process. The second relates to the intelligent use of water, energy and chemicals, and the third to respect and safety in the workplace. The report underlines how 60 million people working in the fashion industry are or have been exposed to employment-related risks, ranging from dangerous working conditions to discrimination.

The CEO Agenda then examines the four changes that need to be progressively introduced in order to engineer an in-depth transformation of the fashion industry.

The first is the use of eco-designed materials, to reduce the negative impact of existing fibres and develop new, innovative and more sustainable ones. Secondly, the report encourages CEOs to work as much as possible within a circular economy. In other words, to prioritise the creation of products and new collections which allow for large-scale reuse and recycling of textiles. Promoting better salary systems is the third area of change, and the report ends by outlining the need for a "fourth industrial revolution."

The CEO Agenda in fact emphasises that, by 2025, 25% of apparel output is expected to be produced by robots, a transformation which will primarily affect poorly qualified labour in emerging countries. The report reminds the industry's senior managers of the need to prepare the workforce to this inevitable transition.
 

Copyright © 2022 FashionNetwork.com All rights reserved.