360° Solutions for an Industry Under the Spotlight
TDi Sustainability is a trusted advisor to companies across the entire fashion and textiles industry, from the cotton fields to the high street.
We provide expert advice on all aspects of sustainability, from the design of a unique sustainability and responsible sourcing strategy tailored to your organisation, to legal compliance and audit preparation, to supply chain mapping and risk assessment and management, to the implementation of community development projects on the ground.
TDi Sustainability has built, over the years, a deep knowledge and understanding of materials and supply chain risks, having assessed many materials used for textiles as part of our work with fashion and automotive brands. Our team also combines a deep practical knowledge of the issues associated with supply chain management and garment production, having audited hundreds of factories around the world, as well as numerous cotton fields.
Together, we can make sure that your organisation and your supply chain stand up to scrutiny today and in the future.
Latest Sustainability Trends for the Fashion and Textiles Industries
Today’s fashion industry faces increasingly stringent requirements to audit and report on responsible sourcing in supply chains, to ensure fair labour and to address environmental issues of waste, pollution and the 2% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that make up the industry’s carbon footprint.
Waste and Circularity
The industry is witnessing a push towards a more circular economy, aiming to ensure all garments are reused, recycled, or biodegradable. The drive towards this model is evident in initiatives like Textiles 2030.
Companies outsource their production processes in order to minimise cost, resulting in poor working conditions that violate health and safety standards, inadequate wages, trade union bans, abuse, harassment, and child labour.
Due Diligence in Supply Chains
Misleading information and lack of sustainability data across the value chain can lead to potential greenwashing claims, inadequate sustainability programmes, and unmitigated risks across the value chain.
The fashion and textiles industries were responsible for 1.025 Gt of CO2 in 2019, roughly 2% of GHG emissions. This could increase to 5.66 Gt by 2030 if left unchecked and would not meet the 45% reduction required by the Paris Climate Agreement.
TDi’s Services Supporting the Fashion and Textiles Sectors Include:
Audits, Assessments and Due Diligence
Our access to a global network of compliance professionals means we can cover all industries at all tiers of the value chain, from mine to retail. Learn more…
Proof of Origin, Supply Chain Mapping and Strategy Frameworks
Supply chain sourcing frameworks support organisations as they implement or improve the effectiveness of their due diligence across the value chain. Learn more…
ESG Risk Management
Our ESG Risk Management service provides tools and guidance for tracking, assessing and mitigating identified risks. Learn more…
Responsible Sourcing Research
Your customers, regulators, partners, investors and staff rightly want to know the who, what, why, where and when of the materials in your supply chain. Meeting those expectations requires global data gathering and incisive analysis. Learn more…
Human Rights Strategies and Impact Assessments
Leveraging our human rights strategies and human rights impact assessments (HRIAs), companies can ensure compliance with sustainable business regulations. Learn more…
Communication Strategies and Technical Writing
All our futures depend on understanding how change is possible. The TDi communications team is here to help you get that message across with real impact. Learn more…
Partnerships for Change
TDi creates initiatives and ESG standards that bring businesses at the heart of an industry together to improve collectively – ensuring operations and practices positively impact the environment, economy, and society.
The Fashion Pact
The Fashion Pact is a global coalition of companies in the fashion and textile industry (ready-to-wear, sport, lifestyle and luxury) that have all committed to a common core of key environmental goals in three areas: climate, biodiversity and oceans. Launched by French President, Emmanuel Macron, The Fashion Pact was presented to Heads of State at the G7 Summit in Biarritz. Uniquely, The Fashion Pact is a CEO-led, action-oriented non-profit organisation funded by its members, and focuses on building upon and going beyond existing efforts.
Coloured Gemstones Working Group
Since 2015, TDi has managed the Coloured Gemstones Working Group (CGWG), a joint initiative by Chopard, Gemfields, Kering, LVMH, the Muzo Companies, Richemont, Swarovski, and Tiffany & Co. with the goal to catalyse positive change in the gemstones and jewellery industry. The CGWG was formed to better understand the risks and opportunities for positive impact in the sourcing and production of coloured gemstones. In collaboration with the members of the CGWG, we developed – and continue to improve – robust and practical learning and guidance resources and due diligence and capacity building tools, for the continuous improvement of businesses of all sizes and at all tiers in the gemstone supply chain.
Demand is increasing for sustainability strategies that are not only credible and impact-oriented, but also aspirational and meaningful for the creation of consumer engagement and trust. In response, TDi Sustainability has partnered with Spring Studios, a creative and content production agency that brings together leading experts in the world of advertising, events design, studio management and experiential marketing, specialising in the fashion, luxury and lifestyle sectors.
Together, we can unlock the business value of sustainability for your brand.
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