Strategy Integration

A well-integrated materials strategy is critical to reaching climate targets on time.

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A materials strategy provides companies with a framework to identify risks, focus investment, and drive their sustainability performance. The way that companies integrate a sustainable materials strategy into their business depends on their unique circumstances, but broadly speaking, it should mean setting goals, defining responsibilities, planning timelines, and allocating resources to reduce impacts.

Strategy integration in numbers

Every year, we benchmark companies’ progress toward more sustainable materials sourcing and publish the results in our Material Change Index. Here’s a snapshot from the 292 companies that took part.


Participating brands that publicly report on materials sustainability.


Participating brands that have set clear climate targets.


Participating brands that provide regular training on materials sustainability.


Let’s limit global warming to 1.5°C.

We’re setting a collective climate target for the industry with our Climate+ goal to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that come from fiber production and raw materials by 45% by 2030. At the same time, we want to help brands harness the beneficial outcomes that material production can bring for soil health, water, and biodiversity.

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Dive deeper into materials and standards

We’re lighting the way to a more climate-friendly future for the industry by defining the criteria for preferred materials and helping brands understand where they come from.

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See how your company compares to others

We’ve created a common framework for brands to report on their progress in sustainable materials sourcing.