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Active Apparel Group announces commitment to decarbonization program

Company News, News | June 27, 2024 | By:

Active Apparel Group (AAG), an activewear and swimwear manufacturer based in Culver City, Calif., announced the company has committed to a structured approach to reducing its environmental impact across its global operations through an Environmental Management System (EMS). The EMS, built using the ISO14001 Standard Framework, incorporates key environmental policy commitments and has set targets and strategies to reduce the carbon footprint of its operations across China, Australia and U.S.

Through a third-party audit of its greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), Active Apparel Group has identified the following areas of focus to reduce impacts:

  • Reduction in Scope 1 energy use
  • Reduction in air freight
  • Reduction in water usage across the business
  • Ongoing collection and management of production waste
  • Increased use of sustainable materials
  • Continued collection of GHG data for ongoing improvement

“AAG has set time-bound and measurable goals in our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint,” says Daniel Hawker, CEO of Active Apparel Group.  “We know the majority of the fashion industry’s emissions occur in the supply chain. As manufacturers, we take on this responsibility – we want to not only reduce our own operational emissions but enable our customers to understand and manage their own Scope 3 emissions.” 

AAG’s EMS is designed to be embedded within the operations of the business, with functional ownership of targets established and education of the team prioritized, to deliver results on reducing environmental impact. Quarterly reporting of its progress is communicated to stakeholders and reviewed by the Active Apparel Group Board of Directors. The company’s environmental policy can be found here.  

The EMS is part of Active Apparel Group’s ongoing responsible business strategy, a company-wide commitment to driving continuous improvement across the areas of governance, social and environmental impact. Other initiatives include a living wage audit by Bureau Veritas (AAG pays 100% Living Wage); a materiality assessment; a supply chain traceability project; circularity and waste management along with annual third-party audits.

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