We work by a number of environmental guidelines and constantly evaluate ourselves and our suppliers.
We work by
• The Fenix Code of Conduct, part of The Fenix Way
• Our Chemical Guideline (RSL)
Each year we report, for example the fabric and energy consumption of our suppliers, to the Fenix Outdoor Group GRI Report, which is part of the group’s annual report. The GRI Report provides ‘the whole picture’. And we can tell that we’re moving in the right direction each year: we use more recycle polyester, more organic cotton (in contrast to conventional cotton) etc. And we keep evaluating to keep improving.
Organizations and co-operations
• SAC– Sustainable Apparel Coalition. Tierra is since 2013 member of the SAC. It is a trade organization comprised of brands, retailers, manufacturers, government, and non-governmental organizations and academic experts, representing more than a third of the global apparel and footwear market. The Coalition is working to reduce the environmental and social impacts of apparel and footwear products around the world.
The focus of SAC is The Higg Index – a suite of assessment tools that standardizes the measurement of the environmental and social impacts of apparel and footwear products across the product lifecycle and throughout the value chain.
• Tierra is also member of the Sustainable Fashion Academy (SFA). SFA’s vision is an apparel industry that creates happier people, stronger communities, and a resilient planet. SFA’s mission is to accelerate the industry innovations needed to ensure this happens. To this end, SFA equips leaders and entrepreneurs working at different levels within the industry with the knowledge and tools they need to develop and drive sustainable apparel innovations.
• As a part of the Fenix Outdoor Group we are also members of FLA – Fair Labour Association. FLA is a multi-stakeholder initiative comprising companies, NGOs, universities and governmental organizations that strive to improve working conditions in sub-contracted companies around the globe. Not only does the FLA provide independent assessments of companies and working conditions, it also offers support and training to help improve conditions and make real, positive contributions to social development.
• We’re also members of the Textile Exchange. Textile Exchange is a global non-profit that works closely with its members to drive industry transformation in preferred fibers, integrity and standards and responsible supply networks.