The Materials Benchmark is the largest peer-to-peer comparison initiative in the fashion, textile, and apparel industry
The Materials Benchmark showcases the progress of brands, retailers, suppliers, and manufacturers towards more sustainable materials sourcing. In helping to keep each other accountable, we are driving a race to the top to reach our Climate+ target of a 45% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from fiber and raw material reduction by 2030.
We’ve created a common framework for companies to report their progress in materials sourcing
The Materials Benchmark tracks the uptake of preferred fibers and raw materials, as well as how companies are addressing areas like circularity, biodiversity, land, freshwater, and forests. By providing a standardized framework for companies to fill in, the program creates consistency in sustainability reporting at the materials level.
HOW IT WORKS
Mapping progress year on year
Every year, we publish the results of the benchmark in our Material Change Index, which showcases the performance of companies that have chosen to participate. Alongside it, the Climate+ Dashboard provides insights into the impacts against our Climate+ target.
The Brands and Retailers Results Report 2023
Each year, we analyze the benchmark results in our Materials Benchmark reports. Sharing these insights and trends publicly helps to create a better understanding of the state of the sector, as well as the solutions needed to reach our goals.
Take part in the next Materials Benchmark cycle
Brands, retailers, suppliers, and manufacturers are all invited to begin their benchmarking journey. The more that the Materials Benchmark program grows, the better we can showcase the current state of the sector.