We believe industry advancement is best achieved through collective action and partnerships. Together, we have the ability to impact real change.
APPAREL IMPACT INSTITUTE
Through a partnership with Aii, SHEIN’s $7.6 million contribution will go directly into two existing Aii programs: the Carbon Leadership Program, focused on carbon benchmarking, assessment, and goal-setting, and Clean by Design, which helps textile production facilities reduce energy, water, and chemistry use, and also, improve cost savings. Aii will design a strategy focused on implementing energy efficiency projects at over 500 of SHEIN’s partner facilities, generating an estimated 1.25 million metric ton reduction in SHEIN’s greenhouse gas emissions per year – an approximate 10% reduction per facility.
We are accelerating our uptake of recycled and regenerative materials in our products and packaging. SHEIN is a member of Textile Exchange, and we work toward their fiber standards for guidance on best practices regarding sustainable materials. For example, we follow the Global Recycled Standard (GRS) as we aim at accelerating our procurement of recycled poly and cotton materials.
THE MEKONG CLUB
The Mekong Club works with the private sector to bring about sustainable practices towards the fight against modern slavery. Companies join the Mekong Club business association as Members. They gain access to an expert team, a suite of tools, cutting-edge resources, one-on-one support, and a community of likeminded organizations seeking to address global modern slavery trends and issues.
United Nations global compact
We are a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and support the 10 principles focused on human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption. We support the SDGs, which help guide our priorities and programs, and which will guide our future goal setting and reporting.
World Circular textiles day
In 2022, SHEIN became a signatory of World Circular Textiles Day, a coalition of brands, suppliers and other organizations sharing a mission to shift the fashion and textiles industry toward full circularity by 2050.
other memberships & affiliations
- American Apparel & Footwear Association