KANSAS CITY, Mo. — GreenEarth Cleaning is now a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), a group of 90 leading brands, retailers, suppliers, nonprofits, and non-governmental organizations working to reduce the environmental and social impacts of apparel and footwear products around the world.
GreenEarth will use SAC’s sustainability measurement tool, the Higg Index, as a standard-setting mechanism to improve the ability of its dry cleaning system to offer a “low impact” choice in the cleaning and care of garments, the company says.
GreenEarth will contribute both data and resources to support the Index, which gauges a broad range of sustainability factors and drives supply chain decision-making to better efficiency and sustainability impact.
“We are pleased to be joining the SAC and are confident it will have a positive impact on the sustainability of the apparel industry over time, as well as on our ability to offer the most sustainable choice in fabric care,” says Tim Maxwell, GreenEarth Cleaning president. “Doing business without doing harm is the founding principle of the GreenEarth Cleaning Co.”
“We welcome the addition of GreenEarth to the Coalition, and look forward to their participation in this industry-wide effort in sustainability,” says Coalition Executive Director Jason Kibbey. “Having GreenEarth as part of the Coalition widens the scope of our impact within the apparel industry to include garment after-care and accelerates the change we’re making toward responsible industry actions.”
The SAC roster also includes companies such as Adidas, Burberry, JCPenney, Kohl’s, Levi’s, Nike, REI, Target and VF Corp.