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Partnerships & memberships

Partnerships are a key enabler in helping us to manifest our commitments. It allows us to work together as an industry and make credible claims when it comes to sustainably-sourced materials in our products.

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UN Global Compact

PARTNER SINCE 2018

UN Global Compact is the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative. It calls on companies to develop their strategies and operations in line with universal principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption, and to take actions that advance societal goals.

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Amfori BSCI

Member since 2009

Members in Amfori BSCI share common social and ethical standards with other members through the Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct includes 11 principles that range from fair remuneration to no child labour and no forced labour. BSCI enables access to social audit results for factories and a network of auditors specialized in performing audits according to the BSCI-standard.

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The Fashion Pact

Member since 2019

The Fashion Pact was established during the 2019 G7 Summit at the urging of French president Emmanuel Macron. Signatories commit to joining forces with other leading fashion companies to take action within three main areas: climate, biodiversity and oceans.

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Fashion Industry Charter
for Climate Action

Member since 2019

The Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action brings fashion stakeholders together to develop a unified position on tackling climate change, including the vision of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. Within the Charter, signatories participate in working groups convened by the United Nations to develop roadmaps for the commitments that have been set for the industry. An updated and more ambitious Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action was launched during 2021.

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Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Member since 2019

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) is the leading alliance for sustainable production of apparel, footwear, and textiles. It has a vision of an industry that produces no unnecessary environmental harm and has a positive impact on the people and communities with which it works. SAC enables the use of HIGG Index tools, which delivers a holistic overview that empowers businesses to make meaningful improvements that protect the wellbeing of factory workers, local communities, and the environment.

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Textile Exchange

Partner since 2019

Textile Exchange is a not-for-profit organization working to inspire and equip people to accelerate sustainable practices in the textile value chain. Textile Exchange standards work to support the integrity of product claims by providing verification from independent third parties.

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Better Cotton

Partner since 2017

GANT partners with Better Cotton to improve cotton farming globally. Better

Cotton is sourced via a chain of custody model called mass balance. This means

that Better Cotton is not physically traceable to end products; however, Better

Cotton Farmers benefit from the demand for Better Cotton in equivalent volumes

to those we source.


Since 2022, GANT has been committed to sourcing 100% of our cotton as Better

Cotton, recycled cotton, organic cotton, etc.

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Leather Working Group

Partner since 2020

Leather Working Group is a not-for-profit organization committed to building a sustainable future with responsible leather. The organization aims to improve the environmental impact of the leather industry by assessing and certifying leather manufacturers.

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TEXAID

Partner since 2020

TEXAID is one of Europe's leading organizations for the collection, sorting and recycling of used textiles. TEXAID is GANT’s partner for taking care of garments that cannot be sold in stores, and are instead repurposed for a second life. Together we encourage people to bring their GANT items into our stores to be recycled or reused and taken care of responsibly.

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RISE

Partner since 2017

RISE is an independent, state-owned research institute, which offers unique chemical expertise for future-proof technologies, products, and services. RISE is an expert in innovation in the textile industry and helps GANT to phase out harmful substances from our production.

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WaterAid

Partner since 2020

WaterAid is working to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene accessible to communities around the world. The international not-for-profit organization works in 34 countries to change the lives of the poorest and most marginalized people. Since 1981, WaterAid has reached more than 28 million people with clean water and decent toilets. In 2021 GANT and WaterAid initiated the innovative Conserve Every Drop Project together.

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WWF

Partner since 2021

For 60 years, WWF has worked to help people and nature thrive. As one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, WWF works in nearly one hundred countries, to develop and deliver innovative solutions that protect communities, wildlife, and the places in which they live. With this partnership, GANT and WWF will address key environmental impact areas in the GANT value chain and beyond, with a special focus on water stewardship.