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Apparel companies are investing in their employees across the value chain prioritizing practices such as improving sustainability training and engagement and improving wages and working conditions.


Sustainability Strategy: Employee and Supplier Well-being

Sustainability Strategy Definition: Company improves labor conditions in the supply chain and within the corporate workforce through practices that directly and indirectly benefit the health and safety of the workforce

Mediating Factors:
  • Employee Relations: Improve employee workplace culture and retain talent
  • Operational Efficiency: Optimize corporate and supply chain efficiencies to lower cost and increase profits
  • Risk Management: Encourage risk mitigation and resilience within the value chain
  • Supplier Relations: Improve upon the relationships between the company and its suppliers
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Improve goodwill amongst the broader stakeholder community (i.e. NGOs)

Mapping Sustainability Strategies, Practices, and Sub-Practices Across the Value Chain

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Employee Well-being Walkthrough

Interested in learning how your company can invest in sustainability strategies like employee and supplier wellbeing? NYU Stern CSB offers a deeper dive into the practices, sub-practices, mediating factors surrounding this sustainability strategy.

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Monetization Toolkit

Interested in how we quantify apparel sustainability strategies? Explore NYU Stern CSB's Excel Toolkit that we use to help organizations understand how investing in sustainability initiatives can benefit their bottom line.

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