Sustainability Snapshot

June 19, 2017

OIA Sustainability Working Group – Sustainability Snapshot

Week of June 19, 2017


Chemicals Management Webinar Tomorrow! Register today for the monthly chemicals management “Community of Practice Webinar at 10:00 am MT and learn more about exposure and evaluating risks for outdoor industry products

Microfibers Task Force Call and Updates – June 22  Our next call will be on Thursday, June 22 at 10:00 am MT. Register here. Please review all task force updates and next steps here. Not a member of the Microfibers Task Force? Contact Nikki to join this group.

Reminder from the Sustainable Apparel Coalition: Download all Higg data between now and July 14

Locking accounts/activity on Schneider platform starting after July 14

  • All module data must be downloaded from the current platform by this date
  • Exception: Any Higg user going through verification will remain active through October 31
  • Note: SAC will have a full backup of all module data


Quality Team Expertise Needed for Higg Index Footprinting Tool

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition needs your Quality Experts to help understand:

  • The best tests to use related to longevity
  • Appropriate thresholds for these tests
  • Different testing requirements in different regions

Why they should get involved:

  • Your company is future respondent PEF legislation and users of the Footprinting Tool
  • You want to make sure your products are well represented in methodology
  • The industry and consumers will learn from this tool how quality has direct links to sustainability

Join the Upcoming Webinar for More Info: July 11th, 2017


Have you registered for the OIA Sustainability Working Group Meetings at ORSM yet?

  • Sustainability Working Group Meetings: July 24th 2017
    The meetings are free of charge, but registration is required.
  • Sustainability Insights Conference: July 25th 2017
    Free for SWG Leadership members (contact Nikki for your comp code). Discounted rate for OIA members. Includes ticket to Outsiders Ball!



Missed it Last Week?

Higg Index Modules Submitted: How’d we do? 

  • Total OIA Member Accounts: 126
  • Total 2016 Modules complete or posted by OIA Members: 90
  • A full adoption campaign update and preliminary benchmarking results will be shared at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market


Upcoming Webinars:





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