Today’s fashion and lifestyle brands face an urgency to implement Environmental Social and Governance solutions to their supply chains. Customers expect it and the planet requires it. For systemic change to occur, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) must be part of the solution. Concern about risks to change management, financial investment, resources, and capability needed, is often a deterrent.
Enter World Collective. What is World Collective?
World Collective is a fashion lifestyle and sustainability-focused not-for-profit providing affordable, practical, and actionable end-to-end solutions for SMEs delivered via an easy-to-use digital experience.
Via World Collective collaborative platform, SMEs can implement specific solutions and ultimately transform themselves and scale their ESG efforts using our innovation database, industry-leading solution providers, consultants, environmental and social impact projects, education programs, events, and global reach network as a holding hand in their journey.
SMEs overcome obstacles by offering access to the most promising, vetted, ready-to-implement, and innovative solutions. Membership offers a shared marketplace of resources including:
Supply chain innovation database
Transparency & traceability platform
Impact-reduction tracking on carbon, water & chemicals
Creating economy of scale for access to environmental and social impact projects
Innovative materials with a science-based approach
Executive education programs & awareness campaigns
World Collective is the first non-profit consortium to scale transformative actions for supply chain innovation. Its program’s sustainability criteria are end-to-end solutions for brands, retailers & suppliers. The platform is based on a certification compliance database ensuring full transparency and traceability from Tier 1 Assembly factories to Tier 4 raw material suppliers.
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Resources and initiatives offered by World Collective are aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which include poverty reduction, environmental protection, and a limit to the increase in global temperatures to 1.5°c above pre-industrial levels. Goals are interdependent and integrated, driving towards bold, collective action.
World Collective’s online resource hub offers solutions for teams charged with leading supply chain transformation. Membership participation is offered at three levels, with progressively higher subscription fees:
1. Innovation Member – grants access to the resource hub 2. Activation Member – offers resource hub access + activation support + measurement tools
3. Transformation Member – offers resource hub access + activation support + measurement tools + partnership level participation in events and sponsorship level visibility for the subscribing organization
All membership levels include access to SGS group - the world’s leading testing, inspection, and certification company- technical assistance and training, invitations to global networking events, and discounts for top exclusive Executive Education programs.
Along with our digital platforms, it will support members to access transparency & traceability software for their business. Additional programs include carbon accounting and access to global impact projects with our jurisdictional environmental & social partners to support a healthier planet.
World collective platform offers a digital platform for members to connect, share resources and join collective projects, and join the climate dialogue with our Media Partner We Don’t Have Time, see what's new, and take action.
Members are required to a three-year commitment and accountability in innovation implementation, with yearly progress reports. World Collective helps members continuously build upon new opportunities and expand innovation. Members are encouraged to incorporate supply chain transformation metrics and successes into their organization’s marketing materials and public branding.
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World Collective, launched in 2021, is an outgrowth of Fashion 4 Development, a private-sector global platform committed to supporting the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. World Collective is funded through member subscriptions, donations, and grants.
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