“We believe quality inputs are the foundation of sustainable manufacturing.”
J. SureshCEO, Arvind
Credible program structure
All programs to be scaled by Apparel Impact Institute must meet the following criteria:
1. Impact Focused
Programs must focus on the most urgent environmental and social needs in the apparel supply chain. For example, our flagship Mill Improvement Program is focused on wet processing facilities within the apparel and textile supply chains, where data shows there is the largest impact.
2. Measurable Significance
Impact significance is quantified via third party validation. Estimates aren’t good enough.
3. Transparent Data
Validated results are shared via our programs database that we publish for industry collaboration to improve standards year-over-year for continuous improvement while maintaining facility confidentiality.
To ensure we make a global impact, the programs are designed to be simple, cost-effective and repeatable.
5. Focused Programs
By focusing on programs that address energy, water, chemistry and materials, we target addressable areas where we can maximize scalable impact.
6. Capacity Building
A critical component of programs that we scale is that they must train facility staff beyond initial implementation. We identify programs that contribute to capacity building by training staff in the facilities, locally and nationally.