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Anthesis Group joins the Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Emeryville, California – 5th May, 2016 – Anthesis Group announces that it has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and will use the group’s sustainability measurement tool, the Higg Index, to drive environmental responsibility across the supply chains of apparel industry-leaders.

With its membership in the SAC, Anthesis joins over 170 global brands, retailers and manufacturers, as well as government, non-profit environmental organizations, and academic institutions, which are collectively committed to improving supply chain sustainability in the apparel and footwear industries.

Anthesis will contribute analysis and expertise to support the Higg Index, which empowers brands, retailers and facilities of all sizes, at every stage in their sustainability journey, to measure their environmental, social and labor impacts, and identify areas for improvement. The Higg Index is an open source, indicator-based tool that allows suppliers, manufacturers, brands and retailers to evaluate materials, products, facilities and processes based on environmental and product design choices.

Matt Wood, Managing Director of Anthesis Mosaic said, “Since 2009 we have collaborated with hundreds of apparel and footwear companies in dozens of countries around the world to develop supply chain sustainability strategies, bringing value to our clients through direct supplier engagement, data-insights and visualization, training, and education. We are delighted to be a member of the SAC and believe the coalition will be key to driving the agenda forward for product sustainability.”

“We welcome the addition of the Anthesis Group to the Coalition, and look forward to their participation in this industry-wide effort in sustainability,” said Coalition CEO, Jason Kibbey. “Having Anthesis as part of the Coalition widens the scope of our impact within the apparel industry and accelerates the change we’re making towards responsible industry actions.”

There are currently over 170 members of the SAC, the majority of which are global brands and retailers including: adidas, C&A, Gap, H&M, Kohl’s, Levi’s, Macy’s, Nike, Puma, REI, Target, and VF Corporation. More information on the SAC, the complete Higg Index, and a full list of members is available at www.apparelcoalition.org.

About Anthesis Group

Anthesis is a global sustainability services and solutions provider, which believes that commercial success and sustainability go hand in hand. We develop financially driven sustainability strategies, underpinned by technical expertise and delivered by innovative collaborative teams across the world. The company combines the reach of big professional services groups with the deep expertise of boutiques. We take our name from the Greek work “Anthesis”, the stage of a plant’s lifecycle when it is most productive. Sustainability is now at the exciting stage of flourishing; it has grown up and become mainstream.

We work with clothing brands, retailers, and manufacturers, both little and large, to address key challenges in their supply chains – providing valuable analysis of supplier data, developing commercially-driven sustainability strategies, and horizon scanning for future risk.

Anthesis has clients across industry sectors, from corporate multinationals such as Coca-Cola, Tesco, ArjoWiggins and RB to world-class events like London 2012 and the 34th America’s Cup. The company brings together expertise from countries around the world and has offices in the US, UK, Germany, China, the Philippines and the Middle East. It has a track record of pioneering new approaches to sustainability and has won numerous awards.

About the Sustainable Apparel Coalition

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition, representing more than one-third of the global apparel and footwear industries, was formed by sustainability leaders and leading environmental and social organizations to address current social and environmental challenges. Recognizing that improved supply chain practices are both a business imperative and an opportunity, the Coalition seeks to lead a shared vision of industry supply chain sustainability through the creation and use of the Higg Index. In measuring and evaluating apparel and footwear product sustainability performance through the Higg Index, the Coalition aims to spotlight priorities for action and opportunities for technological innovation.

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For media inquiries relating to Anthesis, please contact: Lucy Boreham, Anthesis Group lucy.boreham@anthesisgroup.com

Tel: +44 7825 416 585


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