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Consumer Products

With complex supply chains, a growing risk of resource constraints and new consumer expectations, consumer products companies need sophisticated approaches to design and deliver sustainable products and services.

Consumer Products Overview


How We Work


In an increasingly transparent world, companies also need to understand and respond to evolving consumer perceptions and latent needs.

Our team works with our comprehensive network of member companies to develop new approaches to solving sustainability challenges, from implementing innovation strategies to co-creating solutions with stakeholders. For example, we worked with ANN INC. to design and implement a women’s empowerment strategy to reach 100,000 women in the company’s supply chain by 2018.



Our Focus


  • Climate change
  • Supply chain risk assessment; supplier and worker engagement
  • Brand integration and marketing
  • Human rights
  • Inclusive growth and women’s empowerment
  • Strategy development and integration
  • Stakeholder engagement

Our Insights on Consumer Products

Southeast Asian Reptile Conservation Alliance Progress Report 2022

Reports

Southeast Asian Reptile Conservation Alliance Progress Report 2022

SARCA’s first Update of Progress reflects on the developments of the Southeast Asian reptile trade and highlights key achievements and areas of continued focus, with information for interested companies and stakeholders on how to engage.

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Luxury’s Move to E-Commerce and Its Implications for Sustainability

Blog

Luxury’s Move to E-Commerce and Its Implications for Sustainability

Post-pandemic estimates project that revenues in the e-commerce market will grow by 46 percent, from US$ 3.53 trillion in 2019 to US$6.54 trillion in 2022. This expansion brings with it an increase in greenhouse gas emissions, resources, and social risks. As e-commerce continues to grow, brands and retailers face a series of sustainability risks, as well as opportunities to shape consumers’ purchasing habits in the years to come.

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New York’s Trendsetting Legislation Unveiled: Fashion Sustainability and Social Accountability Act

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New York’s Trendsetting Legislation Unveiled: Fashion Sustainability and Social Accountability Act

The Fashion Sustainability Act, if passed, would hold fashion companies accountable for their role in climate change and human rights impacts.

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The Rise of Circular Fashion Brings Opportunity to Design a Fashion System That Works for All

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The Rise of Circular Fashion Brings Opportunity to Design a Fashion System That Works for All

The fashion industry is transforming from linear to more circular business models. How can we leverage this transformation to reimagine and rebuild the global fashion system so that it works for all? Through Keeping Workers in the Loop (KWIL), we convened over 45 major fashion industry players—established brands, emerging circular businesses, worker representatives, sustainable fashion experts, and international institutions—to explore this very question.

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Keeping Workers in the Loop

Reports

Keeping Workers in the Loop

From automation to climate disruption, this report considers the impact of a changing industry context and dynamics on workers and offers recommendations to industry and policymakers on creating a just, fair and inclusive circular fashion system.

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Accelerating Action on SDG 5 across the Jewelry Industry

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Accelerating Action on SDG 5 across the Jewelry Industry

As part of Generation Equality, BSR, in partnership with the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), have launched a report that sheds light on the current state of corporate efforts to advance gender equality in the jewelry industry. We share four insights from the report.

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Keeping Workers in the Loop

Blog

Keeping Workers in the Loop

How will circular fashion, at scale, impact job opportunities and quality? Keeping Workers in the Loop brings together industry leaders and stakeholder to explore circular fashion and jobs in the decade ahead by taking a futures approach.

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Ensuring Circular Fashion is Good for People—as well as the Environment

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Ensuring Circular Fashion is Good for People—as well as the Environment

Even before the COVID-19 outbreak, circular economic models had been sprouting up at increasing speed in the fashion industry. BSR’s new brief, Taking a People-Centered Approach to a Circular Fashion Economy, explores the potential social impacts that may emerge from a mainstream shift to circular fashion.

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Consumer Products Members

  • Ann Inc.
  • Best Buy Co., Inc.
  • Capri Holdings Limited
  • Chanel
  • Deckers Outdoor Corporation
  • Gap Inc.
  • Hallmark Cards, Inc.
  • Industria de Diseño Textil, S.A. (Inditex)
  • Inter IKEA Holding B.V
  • Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc.
  • Kering
  • L'Oreal
  • Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Marks and Spencer p.l.c.
  • Mattel, Inc.
  • Nike, Inc.
  • New Balance Athletics, Inc.
  • Nordstrom, Inc.
  • Peanuts Worldwide LLC
  • PVH Corp.
  • Richemont International SA
  • Target Corporation
  • VF Corporation
  • Wella Company
  • Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
  • YETI Holdings, Inc.

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Collaborative Initiatives on Consumer Products

Future of Reporting

Future of Reporting

Sharing reporting best practices to improve sustainability performance, enable informed decision-making, and influence the future of the reporting field

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Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking

Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking

Advancing cross-industry progress to combat modern slavery in global supply chains.

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Healthy Business Coalition

Healthy Business Coalition

Convening cross-industry leaders to expand health and well-being across entire value chains

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HERproject™

HERproject™

Unlocking the full potential of women working in global supply chains through workplace programs promoting health, financial inclusion, and gender equality

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Human Rights Working Group

Human Rights Working Group

Working to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights across all industries

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Responsible Luxury Initiative™

Responsible Luxury Initiative™

Advancing sustainability practices throughout all luxury industry value chains

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We Mean Business Coalition

We Mean Business Coalition

Companies and investors creating a low-carbon revolution

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Meet the Team for Consumer Products

Cliodhnagh Conlon

Cliodhnagh Conlon

Associate Director

Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Sandra Cornet-Vernet

Sandra Cornet-Vernet

Business Transformation Director

Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Americas


Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Americas


Emma Giloth

Emma Giloth

Consumer Sectors and Human Rights Manager

Americas


Americas


Meghan Grever

Meghan Grever

Manager, Consumer Sectors

Americas


Americas


Americas


Asia-Pacific


Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Jorgette Mariñez

Jorgette Mariñez

Director, Consumer Sectors

Americas


Edwina McKechnie

Edwina McKechnie

Associate Director

Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Jonathan Morris

Jonathan Morris

Associate Director

Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Elisa Niemtzow

Elisa Niemtzow

Vice President, Consumer Sectors and Global Membership

Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Cecile Oger

Cecile Oger

Managing Director

Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Americas


Pinal Patel

Pinal Patel

Sustainability Manager, Healthcare

Americas


Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Americas


Indiana Vieljeux

Indiana Vieljeux

Manager, Supply Chain

Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Lin Wang

Lin Wang

Director

Asia-Pacific


Diana Wilkinson

Diana Wilkinson

Director and Global Lead, Supply Chain

Americas


Victoria Woolner

Victoria Woolner

Manager, Consumer Sectors

Americas


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Contact the Consumer Products team with any questions.