2016 Preferred Fiber & Materials Benchmark Sector Report


The results of TE’s 2016 Preferred Fiber and Materials Benchmark Program, detailed in this Sector Report, show companies are setting ambitious targets for uptake of more sustainable raw materials. 61% of participating companies have set targets for switching to a more sustainable source of cotton, three quarters having a specific target for organic.

Last year, 71 companies – ranging from adidas to Woolworths – stepped up to the mark and put themselves forward for the 2016 PFM Benchmark, linking their efforts to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Participants have each received customized and confidential feedback, and we are now happy to share with you the aggregated results in this Sector Report.