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), and Suzuki and Dressler ( 2002 ) who place sustainability at the indi- vidual level. Presas ( 2001 ) claimed that a real transition to sustainable development requires a new way of thinking. However, a sustainable society is not possible without sustainable individuals (Cavagnaro and Curiel 2012 ). That is, individual capacities seem to be at the heart of the issue. These de fi nitions should lead to a more responsible attitude from the consumer. They refer not only to water and energy consumption and chemicals and detergent use, but also, according to Fletcher ( 2008 ), to how consumers should handle the pressure to compare themselves to others through the accumulation and display of possessions, the continuous replacing of things (which, in the fashion world, means that every new item requires another matching item), and the cultural obligation to experience everything and take consumption as part of a continuous process of identity formation. That would require the use of a collective learning mechanism for all types of environments and stakeholders and the creation of the necessary space for a structure of dialog on what our vision of sustainable society is. Table 9 brie fl y illustrates the strengths, opportunities, weaknesses, and threats of both initiatives. To conclude, the organizations and brands that make up these sectors textile and fashion can lead the change and create the space mentioned by Fletcher ( 2008 ). 16 According to the paper prepared by Fuertes and Goyburu ( 2004 ), Communication on Progress is a report endorsing the commitment of the entities subscribing the Global Compact, and, more importantly, it is a tool to maintain the initiative credibility. However, according to Gardetti ( 2006 ), today more than ever, it is a communication tool whereby the company can gradually build trust. This communication describes a company s progress in terms of each principle during a given period of time. Making the Connection Between the United Nations Global Compact Code of Conduct 75
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Table 8 Relationship between the UNGC Code of Conduct and the Higg Index 2.0 Code of Conduct principles Higg Index 2.0 Brand level Facility level Product level 1. Support and observe human right protection Global compact Human rights 2. Not to be an accomplice to abuse of rights 3. Support the princi- ples of freedom of unionisation and the right to collective bargaining Labor rights X (see Tables 3 and 4 X (see Table 6 ) X (some comments about health Paragraph C) 4. Eradicate forced and obligatory labour 5. Abolish any form of child labour 6. Eliminate discrimi- nation based on job and occupation 7. Support a preven- tive approach to envi- ronmental challenges Environment X (see Table 3 ) X (see Table 5 ) X (see Paragraph C) 8. Foster greater envi- ronmental responsibility 9. Promote develop- ment and dissemina- tion of green technologies 10. Businesses must act against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery Anti- corruption (continued) 76 M.Á. Gardetti
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Table 8 (continued) Code of Conduct principles Higg Index 2.0 Brand level Facility level Product
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