The Report

Annual Report 2013In 2014 MADE-BY celebrated its 10 year anniversary. MADE-BY’s Annual Report therefore reflects on how over these 10 years, we have seen more brands and retailers of all sizes pushing themselves to understand the full breadth and depth of their supply chains and increasingly seek to communicate their efforts in a transparent way. Whilst issues still persist, we remain optimistic that industry leaders are setting a trend that even the most resistant brands will start to follow.

The report showcases the launch of our two new tools for industry, our evolved Scorecard system, MODE Tracker and our latest publicly available tool, the MADE-BY Wet Processing Benchmark.

MODE Tracker is a tool to support brands in ‘Making Clear Progress’. Through MODE Tracker brands can communicate the full scope of their sustainability activities, on areas such as People, Product, Manufacturing, Product Waste, Own Operations, Use and Durability and Transparency. See pages 9, 10 and the pullout leaflet at the end of the PDF.

MADE-BY’s Wet Processing Benchmark is designed to help brands understand the impact of common wet processing techniques and applications in terms of water, energy and chemicals or safety hazards. See pages 12-13 for more information.

The Annual Report also details the social and environmental progress of MADE-BY partner brands, through the MADE-BY Scorecards. This will be the last year that partner brands use the existing Scorecard format before migrating to adopting MODE Tracker, with publication in 2016.

Download the MADE-BY 2014 Annual Report