Trackit paves the path for the industry to achieve its climate goals
Less than half of the brands with sustainability targets can trace their value chains.
Traceability is key to demonstrating and driving positive impacts on the ground. But while majority of the top brands have sustainable material targets for the 2030 goals, according to a 2019 UNECE study, only 34% can trace their value chains, of which only half have visibility to their immediate suppliers.
Site, transaction, and physical product verification are key elements of traceability
We have identified three levels of verification (site, transaction, and physical product) that work together to provide the elements of traceability needed to give consumers confidence in a final product. Our chain of custody covers site and transaction-level verification. Brands and suppliers that need additional assurance can opt for physical product verification.
Trackit helps brands credibly track certified materials
Trackit is a traceability program developed for our standards. It leverages our chain of custody, the Content Claim Standard, to trace third-party certified materials across the supply chain. Trackit centralizes site-level verification and offers two alternatives to transaction verification: Digital Trackit (dTrackit) traces certified materials by digitalizing transaction certificates, and Electronic Trackit (eTrackit) traces certified materials online via eTransactions.
We are offering brands a choice on how they want their transactions traced
The textile supply chain is complex and there is no one system that fits all traceability needs. Trackit offers brands a choice on how they want their third-party verified transactions traced across the supply chain.
dTrackit relies on transaction certificates for traceability. Transaction certificates are the current norm – they are flexible and cater to the fragmented and dynamic nature of the fashion, textile, and apparel supply chains.
eTrackit on the other hand, uses eTransactions to trace materials on a single platform that all suppliers must use. The workflow of eTransactions between suppliers is configured on a set of business rules, which allows for the system to automatically validate the input, processing, and output of products in bulk, making it great for stable supply chains with large volumes but less flexible for dynamic and fragmented supply chains that operate on disparate rules.
Creating a centralized space for certification data
Digital Trackit (dTrackit) allows brands certified to our standards to access their scope certificates, transaction certificates, and traceability data in one central place to ease the existing burden of manually collecting this data from suppliers. Supply chains that are not ready for eTransactions can continue using transaction certificates but with enhanced integrity and capabilities made possible by the centralization of data.
Increasing efficiency and integrity in traceability
Electronic Trackit (eTrackit) uses new technologies to increase efficiency and integrity in traceability. It tracks the volume of certified material for each product (rather than the entire transaction) online via eTransactions, shows real-time digital inventory as it is entered, and ensures peer-to-peer validation of transactions within a closed-loop supply chain.
How does it fit with the evolution of our standards?
As we transition towards a more harmonized, outcome-focused standard system, our Content Claim Standard chain of custody, and therefore Trackit traceability program, will remain the backbone that links raw material practices and outcomes to facility-level material tracking and processing from source to product.