The need for serious climate action has quickly moved to the top of the apparel and textiles agenda, and any company hoping to succeed in the future must integrate climate action into everything they do. To help companies quickly get up to speed, STICA is offering Kick-Starting Climate Action – A Webinar Series. The webinars are held in English and provide companies and potential new STICA members the introduction they need to understand and start working with climate action in their companies.
Webinar Series Objectives
Understand the status of the climate challenge and what it means for apparel and textiles.
Understand the methods used to measure & report on GHGs, particular for apparel / textiles.
Understand what needs to be measured in Scopes 1, 2 and 3.
Learn what actions are needed to reduce emissions.
Better understand the STICA process & expectations for Action Learning Network members.
Learn from representative(s) from a selection of STICA member companies.
PARTICIPATION FEE & REGISTRATION
Cost for the Webinar Series (3 webinars)
1,500 SEK excl. VAT / Company Representative
Alternative Payment via Invoice
If you would like to pay with invoice instead of using the above registration, please email email@example.com with your company details. Note that an extra fee of 500 SEK per invoice will be charged.
The deadline for registration has been extended to Monday, May 10, 2021. Register for the webinar series by clicking the 'Register' button above, or contact Nina Wahlberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at +46 (0)76-837 9034 to request more information. You will receive the event link in your registered email prior to each webinar.
DATES, TIMES (CEST) & AGENDAS
Webinar 1: Tuesday, May 11th
09.30 Welcome & Introductions
10.00 Climate Change Updates: Scientific & Industry
An update on the latest climate developments globally and in Sweden, as well as what is specifically happening in the apparel industry.
10.45 The Business Case for Working with Climate Action
The foundational thinking and drivers regarding the business case for working with Climate Action.
11.15 Panel discussion with STICA member representatives
Insights from a selected group of STICA member company representatives (fashion, outdoor, workwear, laundry, retailers - Acne, Nudie, H&M, Stadium, etc.) about how they are working with climate action, their business case arguments, etc. Participants will be able to ask questions directly to the panel.
11.45 Wrap Up and Next Steps
Including what to prepare for the next webinar.
Webinar 2: Wednesday, May 19th
09.30 Welcome & Check In
09.45 Measuring Climate Impacts Credibly: Why, What & How?
An introduction to the standards and methods used to credibly measure, set targets and report on an organization’s climate impacts. We will also cover the proposed criteria STICA will use for measurement. Topics will include GHG Protocol, Science Based Target Setting, Scopes 1, 2 & 3.
10.45 Diving Deeper into Scopes 1 & 2
Tips on how to practically work with Scopes 1 & 2, in accordance with the GHG Protocol and the STICA guidelines.
11.45 Wrap Up & Next Steps
Including what to prepare for the next webinar.
Webinar 3: Wednesday, May 26th
09.30 Welcome & Check In
09.45 Diving Deeper into Scope 3
Tips on how to practically work with Scopes 3, in accordance with the GHG Protocol and the STICA guidelines.
11.00 From Measurement to Action
Tips on which actions can help reduce your climate impacts.
11.45 STICA: Expectations & Practicalities
How does STICA work? What are the membership benefits, expectations and requirements? What are the plans for 2021 and beyond?
YOUR COURSE LEADERS
Michael Schragger, Initiative Director, STICA
Michael has been working at the forefront of the sustainability movement for more than twenty-five years. In 2010, Michael founded the Sustainable Fashion Academy (SFA), a non-profit organisation whose mission is to rapidly accelerate progress to science-based sustainability targets and the global sustainability goals. SFA's strategy for impact is unique because it involves influencing the development and impact of the apparel industry and its stakeholders, an industry that is both environmentally damaging and socially important, given it employs millions of people, especially in lower-income countries. During the past decade Michael has advised leading apparel and textile companies, government and research organisations and NGOs in sustainability and business strategy. He has educated and trained thousands of professionals. In 2019 Michael co-founded The Swedish Textiles Initiative for Climate Action (STICA), a platform for ensuring Nordic companies and industry stakeholders set science-based climate targets and work actively to reduce GHG emissions in line with the 1,5 C degree warming pathway. He is the founder and initiative director. To find our more visit www.sustainablefashionacademy.org/STICA.
Henrik Sundberg, Senior Consultant, 2050
Henrik Sundberg is a senior consultant and business area manager for the analysis offer at 2050 Consulting, with focus on analysis, calculations, and business development. Henrik supports companies and organisations in meeting the challenges in collecting and managing climate and sustainability related data. He has wide experience in climate calculations, digitalisation and software in the climate and sustainability area. Henrik most recently comes from Accenture in Stockholm and has a master's degree in environmental engineering from Lund University. Henrik has been involved with STICA for two years and has experience from working with several companies within the apparel and footwear sector. www.2050.se/en/
Joel Norman, Consultant, 2050
Joel Norman is a consultant in the analysis team of 2050 consulting with focus on supporting companies in performing climate calculations, analyses, and target-setting. He has a master's degree in sociotechnical systems engineering and a bachelor's degree in business administration from Uppsala University and has previously worked at Daniel Wellington. Joel also has experience from working with STICA for two years and has been working with companies within the apparel and footwear sector separately. He has also given lectures for the Nordic Textile Academy about climate calculations and target-setting.www.2050.se/en/
Climate Action, Apparel & Textiles
In 2018 the IPCC stated in their special report ”Global Warming Of 1.5⁰C” that global temperature rise of more than 1.5⁰C will likely result in severe consequences for people and the planet. In order to limit warming to no more than 1.5⁰C, scientists tell us we need to halve our emissions every decade.
The apparel and textile industries are responsible for a significant amount of greenhouse gas emissions. Recent studies estimate that the apparel industry accounts for approximately 3-7 per cent of the share of global emissions, ranging between 1.39 to 3.29 gigatons carbon dioxide emissions yearly, depending on what is included in the scope. Given the anticipated growth of the industry in emerging markets and our need to half emissions by 2030, it is crucial that the textile industry does its part and more.
A majority of our industry’s GHG emissions are generated within raw material production, supply chain processing and assembly, and in customer product care and end of life disposal. Because these impacts are outside the direct control of any single company, all actors, including brands and retailers, need to work together and engage with suppliers, governments, financial organizations and consumers if we are to make a difference.
Given the seriousness of the situation, stakeholders are expecting the apparel and textile industry to do more than acknowledge the problem. They are expecting the industry to show concrete progress.
To contribute to halving emissions by 2030, leading NGO The Sustainable Fashion Academy (SFA), in collaboration with well recognized apparel and textile companies, launched The Swedish Textile Initiative for Climate Action (STICA). STICA’s aim is to support apparel and textile companies, as well as the entire Nordic apparel and textile industry, to reduce its climate impacts in line with the 1.5⁰C pathway while strengthening its global competitiveness. Ultimately, STICA’s aim is to ensure Sweden and the Nordic region do more than their share well before 2050. STICA believes this is the only way to avert a climate crisis.