Denim Expert Limited has become the latest company to join a new Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action with an initial goal of reducing aggregate greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030.
Launched in December of last year at the United Nations climate change conference, COP24, in Katowice, Poland, the Charter is seen as an industry milestone in collectively addressing the climate impact of the fashion sector across its entire value chain.
Denim Expert Limited joins leading fashion brands, retailers and suppliers including Adidas, Burberry, Gap Inc, H&M Group, Inditex, Kering, Levi Strauss & Co, and PVH Corp in joining the Charter all of whom have committed to implementing or supporting the 16 principles and targets that underpin the agreement.
The Charter, which is open for other companies and organisations to join, recognises the crucial role that fashion plays on both sides of the climate equation: as a contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, and as a sector with multiple opportunities to reduce emissions while contributing to sustainable development.
Launched in partnership with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and aligned with the goals of the Paris Agreement to keep the global temperature increase below two degrees Celsius, the Charter contains the vision for the industry to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
It also defines issues that will be addressed by signatories, ranging from decarbonisation of the production phase, selection of climate friendly and sustainable materials, low-carbon transport, improved consumer dialogue and awareness, working with the financing community and policymakers to catalyse scalable solutions, and exploring circular business models.
“The science is clear. Climate change is happening fast and that is why Denim Expert Ltd have joined the Fashion Industry Charter for ClimateAction,” the company says. “We pledge to limit our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and support the world in reaching climate neutrality by 2050.”