OVS S.p.A. Joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Venice, Italy (March, 2017)
OVS S.p.A. 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 and social responsibility across its supply chain.  
With its membership in the SAC, OVS S.p.A. joins over 190 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, footwear and textile industries.
In its relationship with the SAC, OVS S.p.A. will contribute both data and resources to support the Higg Index, which measures sustainability performance and drives supply chain decision-making to better efficiency and sustainability impact. The Higg Index is an open sourced, indicator-based tool that allows suppliers, manufacturers, brands and retailers to evaluate materials, products, facilities and processes based on environmental and product design choices.  
Stefano Beraldo, OVS S.p.A. CEO: “We are pleased to be joining the SAC confident it will have a positive impact on product sustainability over time, and become a model for how industries can collaborate in making a positive impact on value chain performance.” 
“We welcome the addition of OVS S.p.A. to the Coalition, and look forward to their participation in this industry-wide effort in sustainability, “ said Coalition CEO Jason Kibbey. “Having OVS S.p.A. as part of the Coalition widens the scope of our impact within the industry and accelerates the change we’re making towards responsible industry actions.” 
Companies or organizations that are not currently members of the SAC and are interested in accessing the Higg suite of tools, may inquire at apparelcoalition.org/joinus/. 
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