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  • Published on April 13, 2023

This new report from The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and World Resources Institute provides guidance to support companies in the apparel and footwear sector in setting ambitious science-based emissions reduction targets. This guidance is intended for companies across the apparel and footwear value chain— retailers, brands, finished goods manufacturers, mills, etc.—that are primarily engaged in activities that contribute to the production, sale, and transportation of apparel and footwear products.

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) aims to mobilize companies across the apparel and footwear value chain to set ambitious SBTs. The objectives of this document are to:

■ provide clarity on credible approaches to setting SBTs;

■ increase consistency across companies’ targets in the sector;

■ identify sector-specific barriers for setting SBTs and recommend ways to address these barriers;

■ define and provide examples of good practices; and

■ highlight opportunities for companies to collaborate in reducing GHG emissions. 

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