Helly Hansen joins the Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Global ski, sailing and outdoor brand, Helly Hansen, has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and will use the group’s sustainability measurement tool, the Higg Index, to drive environmental responsibility across its supply chain.
With its membership in the SAC, Helly Hansen joins over 180 global brands, retailers and manufacturers, as well as government, non-profit environmental organisations, and academic institutions, which are collectively committed to improving supply chain sustainability in the apparel and footwear industries.
In its relationship with the SAC, Helly Hansen will contribute both data and resources to support the Higg Index, which gauges environmental sustainability and drives supply chain decision-making to better efficiency and sustainability impact.
The Higg Index is an open source, indicator-based tool that allows suppliers, manufacturers, brands and retailers to evaluate materials, products, facilities and processes based on environmental and product design choices.
Jason Kibbey, Sustainable Apparel Coalition CEO, said: “We welcome the addition of Helly Hansen to the Coalition, and look forward to their participation in this industry-wide effort in sustainability. Having Helly Hansen as part of the Coalition widens the scope of our impact within the apparel industry and accelerates the change we’re making towards responsible industry actions.”
Richard Collier, chief product officer at Helly Hansen, added: “We are pleased to be joining the SAC and are confident it will have a positive impact on product sustainability over time, and become a model for how industries can collaborate in making a positive impact on value chain performance.”
There are currently over 170 members of the SAC, the majority of which are global brands and retailers including: Adidas, C&A, Gap, H&M, Kohl’s, Levi’s, Macy’s, Nike, Puma, REI, Target, and VF Corporation.

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