What happens when companies that are typically competitors join forces to create and implement industry standard tools toward more sustainable products? The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) Eco Working Group and the European Outdoor Group Sustainability Working Group, together a consortium of approximately 200 outdoor brands, retailers, and suppliers demonstrating unprecedented collaboration and transparency, have developed the Eco Index: a tool to benchmark and measure the environmental impact of apparel, footwear and gear products throughout the supply chain. In this session, leaders of this group will highlight the key partnerships within the outdoor industry and beyond that have helped the Eco Index gain traction worldwide as a leading body of thought in product-level sustainability assessment and improvement. In association with Outdoor Industry Association.
The Eco index: Collaboration Toward Product Sustainability
Published February 16, 2011