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OUR ENGAGEMENTS

Climate Change

  • Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action
  • Business Ambition for 1.5°C Campaign
  • Science Based Targets

As a manufacturer based in the small island of Mauritius, RT Knits feels very concerned about the climate change phenomenon. In December 2019, we became a signatory of the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action (under the auspices of UNFCCC) and committed to a collaborative approach to address the impacts of the fashion industry and support the world reaching climate neutrality by 2050. By supporting this initiative, we recognise the critical need to implement the Paris Agreement and accelerate the transformative change needed to win the race against climate change!

As a signatory, RT Knits shares this ambition and commits to pursuing a target of 30% GHG emission reduction by 2025 and a commitment to analyse and set a decarbonisation pathway for the textile and fashion industry drawing on methodologies from the Science-Based Targets Initiative.

In August 2020, RT Knits joined the Business Ambition for 1.5°C Campaign and officially committed to set science based targets to bring our emissions down in line with what the science tells us is needed.

This commitment to science-based targets will enable RT Knits to continue developing goals, strategies and actions to tackle the challenges of climate change in the medium and long term and will subsequently lead us to a low carbon economy.

Partnership

Sustainable Apparel Coalition

We have embarked on the SAC journey because we believe meaningful change comes from collaboration between industry peers. We have allied with over 250 members from all parts of the textile and fashion industry to work collaboratively in improving sustainability within our industry. Being member of the SAC strengthens our commitment towards having a positive impact on the people, the environment and communities for a strong and sustainable textile industry.

SAC created the HIGG INDEX, a suite of tools that standardises value chain sustainability measurement of the industry. Since 2017, we have been using the Higg Facility Environmental Module to self-assess our performance hence empowering us to make meaningful improvements and drive transparency.