The Scandinavian Textile Initiative For Climate Action (STICA)

Kickstarting Climate Action

The Scandinavian Textile Initiative For Climate Action (STICA)

Kickstarting Climate Action

An Online Program for Apparel & Textile Brands and Retailers

Offered by The Scandinavian Textile Initiative for Climate Action (STICA) and Partners

Today apparel brands and retailers – and all companies working with textile and apparel – are expected to have robust climate targets and credible climate action strategy that is being implemented. Not only do stakeholders expect this, but current and future legislation will also require it. To ensure companies understand the importance of climate action for business success and to help them quickly get up to speed on what is required to start and accelerate their climate work, STICA is now offering a Kickstarting Climate Action Online Program. The series provides companies with an introduction to climate action as well as tips on how to start working with climate action.

The Scandinavian Textile Initiative for Climate Action (STICA) is a leading accountability and leadership platform which includes a Company Climate Action Program. In this program, companies are required to set climate targets, report on their progress and implement action plans. Since its inception in 2019, STICA has developed comprehensive competence in climate action for the apparel and textiles industry. 

Target Audiences

The program is primarily aimed at medium and smaller size apparel brands and retailers who have not yet started their climate work. However, it is also relevant for companies who have relatively advanced climate work and now want to educate additional members in their organization in the climate action fundamentals. The program is relevant for companies in a range of apparel and textile segments – everyday fashion, luxury, outdoor, sport, workwear, laundry services – and other actors who purchase, sell or produce textiles, including those supporting the public sector and municipalities. The focus is mainly on clothing, textiles and footwear, including textile hard goods, such as backpacks, tents, etc.

Program Objectives

Get updated on the latest climate developments in the apparel and textiles industry, including current and coming legislative requirements.

Learn what standards and methods are used to measure & report on GHGs in apparel and textiles, including Science-based Targets, Race-to-Zero and STICA Guidelines.

Understand what needs to be measured and reported in Scopes 1, 2 and 3.

Learn what actions are generally required to reduce emissions and best practices for creating Climate Transition Plans.

Get insights from company representative(s) already working with climate action.

ÅSA ANDERSSON, SUSTAINABILITY DIRECTOR, HELLY HANSEN

“I highly recommend STICA’s Kickstarting Climate Action Program. I enrolled members of my teams so they could acquire the foundational knowledge needed to contribute to our climate work. They learned the business case reasoning, the scope and standards for climate calculations and data collection, and how to go from calculations to actions. I also think it was a great opportunity to learn about challenges and success stories from other companies.”

Program Fees​

The cost of the program is 10,000 SEK / 865 EUR (excl. VAT) for one person per company, and an additional 5,000 SEK / 432 EUR (excl. VAT) per person for any further participants from the same company.

Dates & Times

The Kickstarting Climate Action Online Program will be offered again fall 2024. The preliminary dates are:

Session 1: Thursday, October 17, 2024, 13.30-16.30 CEST
Session 2: Thursday, November 14, 2024, 13.30-16.30 CET
Session 3: Thursday, November 28, 2024, 13.30-16.30 CET
Session 4: Thursday, December 12, 2024, 13.30-16.30 CET

Please note that these dates are preliminary and we will be in touch with interested parties with final dates in August.

To express your interest for the program, or for more information, please contact Nina at nina@sustainablefashionacademy.org. We will follow up with more detailed information to finalise your participation.

Note that expressions of interest are not binding. When registering for a program, please refer to our Terms & Conditions.

Program

The program is hosted live, with a moderator and guest experts and practitioners. All sessions will be recorded and will be made available for participants after the session and for a limited time after the end of the program. Program presentations and materials are also accessible during this time.

Session 1 - The Business Case for Climate Action

Climate Change Updates: Scientific & Industry
During this session, we will update participants on the latest climate developments as well as what is happening in the apparel and textiles industry specifically.

The Business Case for Working with Climate Action
We will provide the foundational thinking regarding the business case for working with Climate Action, including current and coming legislative requirements.

Reflections & Insights from Practitioners
Hear from company representatives about how they are working with climate action and how they view the business case. Participants will be able to ask questions directly to the panel.

Next Steps
Participants will receive a practical assignment that they apply to their own company to complete before the next webinar.

Session 2 - Measuring Climate Impacts

Measuring Climate Impacts Credibly: Why, What & How?
Introducing participants to the standards and methods used to credibly measure, set targets and report on an organization’s climate impacts. Topics will include GHG Protocol, Science Based Target Setting, Race-to-Zero, Scopes 1, 2 & 3.

Measuring & Reporting: Diving Deeper into Scopes 1 & 2
Tips on how to practically work with Scopes 1 & 2, in accordance with the GHG Protocol.

Measuring & Reporting: Diving Deeper into Scope 3 – Part 1
For apparel brands and retailers, Scope 3 is where most emissions occur. Here participants will be given tips on how to measure and report on Scope 3, in accordance with the GHG Protocol, SBTi, etc. We will present an overall view on Scope 3 but will focus on production and transports.

Next Steps
Participants will receive a practical assignment that they apply to their own company to complete before the next webinar.

Session 3 - Measuring & Reporting: Scope 3, Data Collection & Target Setting

Measuring & Reporting: Revisiting Scope 3 – Part 2
We will revisit what we learned about Scope 3 and answer any questions.

Measuring & Reporting: Primary Data Collection
Here we will discuss the importance of, tips and best practices for working with data collection.

Measuring & Reporting: Target Setting
We will discuss target setting and how companies can work towards targets.

Next Steps
Participants will receive a practical assignment that they apply to their own company to complete before the next webinar.

Session 4 – From Measurement to Action

From Measurement to Action: What Actions Can You Take?
Participants will be given tips on which actions can help reduce climate impacts, and what are best practices when it comes to Climate Action Transition Plans.

Working with Supply Chain Partners
A discussion on some of the latest thinking regarding engaging with suppliers. Hear from company representatives engaged in this practice.

Working with Consultants and Climate Action Tools
Working with data collection, reporting, strategy and action can require outside expertise. Here we will discuss challenges, opportunities and tips for identifying external experts to help your company, including the types of tools that are currently available.

Where Do We Go from Here?
As we come to the end of the webinar series, we will open the floor for participants to ask questions and discuss next steps.

Program Partners

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