We know that we cannot solve climate issues alone. That’s why we work with many non-profits and experts to learn best practices and improve our processes.
In the spirit of co-existence and mutual harmony with our stakeholders, we collaborate with several global organizations to build a more sustainable future for all of us.
Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC)
The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) is a global multi-stakeholder organization for the apparel industry. It is made up of more than 250 leading organizations spanning apparel, footwear, and textile brands, retailers, suppliers, service providers, trade associations, non-profits, NGOs, and academic institutions. Through the involvement of various stakeholders, it works to reduce the environmental impact of the fashion industry’s supply chain and contribute to the development of the people and communities involved in production activities. YKK uses the SAC’s Higg Index tools to confirm its compliance with industry-standard environmental commitments and social responsibilities and share that information with its business partners.
Textile Exchange is a global, US-based non-profit organization headquartered in Texas that aims to promote sustainability in the textile industry’s value chain. By spreading use and raising awareness of environmentally friendly textile materials, it works to minimize the impact of the global textile industry, protect and restore the environment, and improve people’s lives. The organization provides various data, market analysis, learning opportunities, tools, standard certifications, and more as well as building a community that can take on challenges facing the entire industry that are difficult for individual member companies to solve alone. YKK supports the goals of Textile Exchange and aims to contribute to the industry by collecting the most up-to-date information and implementing various measures.
We are a proud supporter of and signatory to initiatives being advanced by the apparel industry to mitigate climate change.
Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action
On March 3, 2020, YKK signed the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action promoted by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat. The Charter supports the goals of the Paris Agreement and sets forth efforts for the entire fashion industry to collaborate toward. YKK pledges to carry out its commitments under the Charter and cooperate with other companies in the industry and related stakeholders to develop, implement, and strengthen climate change countermeasures in the fashion industry. In addition, we are quantifying, tracking, and publicly reporting greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with the Charter.