What is the GFA Monitor?
The GFA Monitor is intended as a resource to guide fashion leaders towards a net positive fashion industry by 2050. The Monitor builds on the Fashion CEO Agenda framework which was established in 2018 and puts forward a vision statement for the fashion industry that highlights the imperative need for social and environmental sustainability. The report presents guidance according to five sustainability priorities which outline opportunities for fashion brands and retailers to set fact-based sustainability strategies and take action to achieve the vision.
Respectful and Secure Work Environments
Better Wage Systems
Smart Material Choices
Global Fashion Agenda and Higg aim to measure and present the fashion industry’s progress towards each of the 5 Fashion CEO Agenda priorities annually in The GFA Monitor. Working together, Global Fashion Agenda and Higg are establishing a reporting framework to identify data points, converge existing approaches, and capture insights from wider industry organisations collecting data. Higg data presented in The GFA Monitor is representative of data from brands and retailers that completed the Higg Brand & Retail Module (BRM) an industry aligned sustainability assessment used by brands to evaluate social and environmental impacts across owned operations and their supply chain partners, from packaging and transportation to retail and corporate offices.
Throughout the report, Higg provide aggregated self-reported, verified, and anonymised BRM data to show how brands and retailers are tracking progress respective of the five sustainability priorities of The GFA Monitor. More than 200 brands across more than 20 countries used the Higg BRM to measure 2020 performance, and more than 500 brands are committed to implementing it by 2024. Going forward, the Monitor aims to become an annual gauge of the fashion industry, presenting insights, impact data, monitoring industry progress, and identifying critical actions required in line with an industry-aligned route of travel. Readers of this report are invited to share their thoughts, and we welcome further cooperation with other industry organisations as we leverage existing initiatives and capture new insights to establish baselines and present industry progress in years to come.
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