What is Clean by Design (CbD)
Clean by Design (CbD) is an approach to green supply chain efficiency which brings together multinational apparel retailers and fashion brands to improve upon environmental impacts in their factories across the globe. The process was created by the Natural Resources Defense Council and since 2007 has been introduced to more than 200 mills of all ages and sizes. The program has demonstrated excellent environmental and financial return on investment and along with our program partners could be scaled to any level given appropriate demand.
Since 2015, 56 CbD mills experienced the following savings:
- 7 million tons of water annually (a decrease of 11% usage per mill)
- 90,000 tons of coal annually (a decrease of 7% per mill)
- $22.3 million annually in operational costs (equivalent to $111.5 million in savings over a five-year period)