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Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP) 2020 commitment

United Kingdom Current 2012

The SCAP 2020 Commitment sees leading organisations from across clothing sector – supply, re-use and recycling – working together to reduce the environmental footprint of clothing SCAP’s ambition is to improve the sustainability of clothing across its lifecycle SCAP is overseen by a Steering Group, consisting of major retailers, brands, recyclers, sector bodies, NGOs and charities, and four working groups: Re-use & Recycling, Influencing consumer behaviours, Metrics and Design for Longevity. Leading clothing sector companies have pledged to measure and reduce their environmental footprints and signed up to the SCAP 2020 Commitment. Starting from a baseline year of 2012, SCAP Signatories have committed to: 15% reduction in carbon footprint; 15% reduction in water footprint; 15% reduction in waste to landfill; and 3.5% reduction in waste arising over the whole product life-cycle. The reduction is measured per tonne of clothing. The carbon and water impacts are measured as footprints over the whole product life-cycle.

Issuer name

Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP)

More information

Supporters will use the SCAP Footprint Calculator to record their actions, and invited to record the activities they have taken annually on the communications page on the SCAP Footprint Calculator. WRAP will report bacl to supporters annually on the results of collective action.

Organizations covered by the instrument

All Companies

Industry scope


Industry scope notes


Disclosure venue

Website, annual report

ESG coverage - E (Environment)

Climate & GHG emissions, Waste & Hazardous Substances, Materials & Resource Efficiency (circularity), Water

ESG coverage- G (Governance)

Accountability, Anti-Corruption and Anti-Competitive Behaviour




United Kingdom



Date of publication


Issuer type

Non-governmental organisation

Reporting requirements

Other e.g. action plan, strategy, programme, voluntary initiative

Mandatory or voluntary


The geographical scope


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