(Compliance & Corporate Social Responsibility)As many fashion brands are learning, social responsibility is a vital part of operating a successful modern business. Recently we have witnessed governments getting involved via audits and penalty fines for those businesses that are not compliant. It’s not just simply an ‘add-on’ eco-friendly part of PLM anymore. This is particularly true of the global textile industry and fashion sector. Many of the component parts of the fast fashion chain impact on environmental sustainability, human rights and the local communities where factories are based, creating many opportunities for improvement and real impact. Consumers are keener than ever to support companies who demonstrate great CSR policies at the heart of their business models and that could include the use of PLM CSR modules.There’s a huge change happening right now in consumer behaviour. Retailers and brands who don’t embrace these ideals will quickly find that their consumers have voted with their wallets and moved on to other brands that care.
Segura combines digital expertise with detailed knowledge of global supply chains to create a simple-to-use supplier compliance business solution. They help businesses understand, monitor and control every layer of their supply chain, enabling them to mitigate risk and save money.
Developed by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, the Higg Index is a suite of tools that enables brands, retailers, and facilities of all sizes — at every stage in their sustainability journey — to accurately measure and score a company or product’s sustainability performance. The Higg Index delivers a holistic overview that empowers businesses to make meaningful improvements that protect the well-being of factory workers, local communities, and the environment.