By  on January 3, 2018

With its complicated supply chains, the fashion industry has long been accustomed to operating under a shroud of opacity. Now two environmental organizations have launched a monitoring tool to help brands track their suppliers’ environmental footprints and achieve a greater level of transparency. 

Target Corp., Esprit, New Balance, Puma SE, Gap Inc. and Inditex are the inaugural companies embracing radical transparency. The six shared their supplier lists with the Natural Resources Defense Council in the U.S. and the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs in China for the groups’ new IPE Green Supply Chain Map, which is said to be the only tool in the world to openly link leading multinational corporations to the environmental performance of their suppliers.

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