Fri. Feb 26th, 2021

Industry stakeholder signatories of the United Nations Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action (UNFCCC) recently launched the first Playbook for Climate Action, a living guide to enable all actors of the fashion industry to identify what climate actions to take and which initiatives and programmes could support them in undertaking their decarbonisation journey.

It is primarily targeted at less-experienced fashion companies that have not yet taken action on climate change, but want to join the sector to deliver net zero emissions by 2050. It will increase their level of understanding of climate change and provide a roadmap to guide their actions, according to an UNFCCC press release.

“We developed this playbook for small and medium companies in our industry. It will also be helpful for larger companies when reaching out to their supply chain partners. Together, and only together, we have a unique opportunity through the Charter to make this the decade of ambition and collaboration for climate action. We hope that this playbook will be a useful tool to rally everyone in our industry behind the goals of the Paris Agreement,” said Stefan Seidel, chair of the Fashion Charter steering committee and head of corporate sustainability at PUMA.

The playbook is equally valuable for larger and more experienced companies, including those with approved science-based targets (SBTs), as they need to bring their suppliers along on the journey. It is not meant for companies for which fashion is a minor portion of business; for example chemical manufacturers.

Charter signatories have clarified that the overall goal of the Fashion Charter is to drive the sector to net zero emissions no later than by 2050

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