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by different industrial sectors. Every industry has its own agenda in addressing the different segments of sustainability. Products from various industrial sectors are unique in terms of their life cycle impacts at the raw material, manufacturing, and distribution phases, and very importantly at the use and disposal phases. Hence, every industry should have its metrics to measure and address sustainability. This is true for the textiles industry as well, which is why this roadmap series details the important aspects of sustainability as it relates to the textiles and clothing sector. This is the third volume of roadmap series on sustainable textiles and clothing. As emphasized in Volumes 1 and 2, the environmental impacts created by the lengthy textile and clothing supply chain are huge. Every industrial sector has its own regulatory and compliance aspects, along with its speci fi c sustainability measurement methods and standards. Similarly, there are well-de fi ned regulatory aspects, sustainability measurements and standards, environmental labels, and laws earmarked for the textiles and clothing sectors. This volume covers the aspects pertaining to the textiles and clothing sector. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is one of the important aspects of today s industry, and every factory/industry should be implementing this measure. CSR has become a part of doing business, and it is needed by everyone involved, including stakeholders, customers, and buyers. However, CSR practices align with different industrial sectors along the practices speci fi c to each industry. In light of this discussion, Perspectives, Drivers and a Roadmap for Corporate Social Responsibility in the Textile and Clothing Industry is devoted to discussions on the drivers that shape CSR, approaches of CSR in the global context, and a roadmap to implement CSR practices. One of the important developments in the fi eld of sustainability in the textiles and apparel sector is the formation of a sustainable apparel coalition, where all the brands and major players in the market join hands together to achieve sustainability in this sector. One of the important indices being used by apparel industry is the v
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Higg Index, which was developed by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). This volume has two dedicated chapters to discuss this topic. Sustainable Apparel Coalition and Higg Index outlines the detailed developments and the history of the SAC, the development of Higg Index, and other details pertaining to environmental impact and assessment tools for products. Making the Connection Between UNGC Code of Conduct for the Textile and Fashion Sector and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition Higg Index (2.0) discusses in-depth aspects of the Higg Index of the SAC by establishing the connection between the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Code of Conduct for the Textile and Fashion Sector and the SAC Higg Index (2.0 version). In addition, it presents very important details of analyses pertaining to the differences between both initiatives. Because there is a dearth of detailed information on the SAC Higg
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