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The apparel industry accounts for 10% of global carbon emissions and is second only to oil as the world’s largest polluting industry. Globally, it is a $3 trillion business with the United States contributing close to a third of the total. Some apparel retail corporations have made the commitment to implement sustainability policies and programs, while others have not. Those who have committed are consistently making efforts to address the sustainability needs. However, the degree of success of these efforts in addressing the environmental concerns longitudinally has not been determined.This study was designed to address the question of success by analyzing the sustainability efforts implemented and followed by major apparel retail corporations during the periods between 2013 and 2017.

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Assessing the Sustainability Measures of Apparel Industry

The apparel industry accounts for 10% of global carbon emissions and is second only to oil as the world’s largest polluting industry. Globally, it is a $3 trillion business with the United States contributing close to a third of the total. Some apparel retail corporations have made the commitment to implement sustainability policies and programs, while others have not. Those who have committed are consistently making efforts to address the sustainability needs. However, the degree of success of these efforts in addressing the environmental concerns longitudinally has not been determined.This study was designed to address the question of success by analyzing the sustainability efforts implemented and followed by major apparel retail corporations during the periods between 2013 and 2017.

 

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