April 3, 2018


Image: Global Fashion Agenda

Last week the Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) launched its first ever CEO Agenda in collaboration with its strategic partners Kering, H&M, Target, Bestseller, Li & Fung and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). The CEO Agenda comes with seven recommendations that brands can use to structure their sustainability efforts. “The idea is not to have specific commitments like we had on the 2020 Circular Fashion Commitment,” said Morten Lehmann, Chief Sustainability Officer for GFA, about the CEO Agenda, “it’s more about looking at the 2017 Pulse report and getting feedback from CEOs on its content, and then working together with our strategic partners at Kering, H&M, Target, etc., to put together key priorities and guidance for other fashion CEOs on how to incorporate sustainability.”

The CEO Agenda consists of three core priorities and four transitional priorities. The three core priorities are: the immediate implementation of supply chain traceability; efficient use of water, energy and chemicals; and respectful and secure work environments. The four transitional priorities are: a sustainable material mix; a closed-loop fashion system; the promotion of better wage systems; and supply chain digitisation (also referred to as the ‘fourth industrial revolution’).

The GFA also revealed that the 2018 Pulse report, as well as the Copenhagen Fashion Summit, will be structured according to the priorities from the CEO Agenda. The Pulse 2018 report will be released on the 7th of May and will be discussed during the Copenhagen Fashion Summit taking place on the 15th and 16th of May.

Download the CEO Agenda here: http://www.globalfashionagenda.com/ceoagenda/

Tags: ceo agenda, circular fashion system commitment, copenhagen fashion summit, global fashion agenda, pulse report, sac, strategy, sustainability, sustainable apparel coaltion.