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Launch of Resource Efficiency Module

December 20, 2021


ZDHC and Implementation HUB recognise that the largest opportunities for improvement in the textile and leather industry lie within the value chain. Reporting in Higg or CDP shows that supply chains offer the best leverage to reduce ecological footprints and successfully master sustainability goals, but there is a lack of tools available to really support the change. 

'Systematically implementing resource efficiency measures can reduce energy, water, and chemical use by as much as 65% by simple, cost-effective means.'

Therefore, Implementation HUB has officially launched the Resource Efficiency Module (REM) on the Supplier Platform! Resource Efficiency supports the textile and footwear industry to reduce negative environmental impacts, such as greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, water scarcity and pollution. Suppliers can analyse their environmental performance, identify improvement opportunities, and implement measures to conserve resources and increase efficiency. Additionally, Suppliers can record resource consumption, and monitor projects and savings to lead the way towards meeting ambitious, science-based reduction targets.

How does the REM work?
Suppliers complete a self-evaluation specific to their facility type and processes based on revised CPI2 content. They then receive over 300 practical recommendations to improve performance via systematic analysis, specific instructions, and a structured management process. The Resource Efficiency Module also allows facilities to record their resource consumption. Facilities can record electrical energy, thermal energy, water (to be launched), chemicals (to be launched). Greenhouse gases (CO2e) are calculated automatically and can be reported to brands.

The Resource Efficiency Module makes reporting progress and data easier, faster, more flexible, and less costly. It also supports smarter ESG-driven decision-making, and highlights ongoing improvement at your facilities, offering hands-on implementation guidance and opportunities to track efficiency gains.

The CPI2 legacy
CPI2 was an industry initiative that aimed to decrease the environmental impact of production facilities within supply chains globally. The CPI2 online platform helped Suppliers to improve their use of energy, water, and chemicals and provided them with specific recommended action and concrete support. This proven CPI2 methodology has become part of the Resource Efficiency Module (REM) on the Supplier Platform. It was refurbished, and new features were added based on learnings during the run-time of CPI2, counting almost ten years. Now the REM offers Suppliers the opportunity to significantly reduce their negative environmental impact and save considerable costs in the process. 

Contact Implementation HUB at info@implementation-hub.org if you would like to learn more about the Resource Efficiency Module!