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There are several ways that organizations can take action to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or Global Goals).  Here are five areas for action:



  • Map your organization’s existing initiatives to the SDGs and prioritize areas of focus.  In addition to the information listed under SDG Resources which has been compiled to show that many existing industry initiatives advance the themes underlying the SDGs, a helpful guide for mapping is the “SDG Compass Guide.”




  • Textile Exchange also encourages companies to consider participating in Textile Exchange’s benchmarking program to evaluate not only their preferred fiber and material usage and its direct SDG impacts but also their corporate responsibility implementation.  For additional information, please view our Benchmark Framework.
  • Many of Textile Exchange’s standards also advance various SDG targets, including SDG 2 (promoting sustainable agriculture), SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production) and SDG 15 (land management).  A 2017 report by iSeal makes the business case for how sustainability standards can help advance the SDGs.