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Manufacturing Sustainability Services

Because being sustainable starts by working with the right factories, we help you evaluate and improve the environmental and chemical performance of a facility to ensure you meet your sustainability goals and those of your customers.

SgT can help you with many major environmental elements:

Environmental Management Systems

Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Water Use

Water Waste / Effluent Treatment

Emission to Air

Waste Management

Chemicals Management

Environmental / Chemical Assessment and Solutions

Assess and improve textile manufacturers’ environmental and chemical performance.

  • Development of assessment based on your chosen checklist:
    • A global checklist → working faster thanks to our experience
    • Your own checklist → adding our sustainability knowledge
    • SgT’s tailor made checklist → helping you from scratch
  • Capacity building or training as per checklist
  • On-site assessment & reporting
  • Coaching & Consulting for performance improvement


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Verification of Low Impact or Sustainable Processes

Detailed verification of processes that are claimed to have low impact vis-à-vis regular processes and the quantification of such low impacts.

Higg Index Verification

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) which develops the Higg Index has approved a verifier from SgT (Dr Kannan Muthu, SAC69) to:

  • Verify and validate the self-assessment score of a factory that is using the Higg FEM 3.
  • Provide performance improvement plan as per SAC verification protocol.


Main benefits:

  • Reduced risks by identifying the facilities that may be at risk.
  • Decreased costs with factories using less energy, water, materials and packaging.
  • Enhanced brand image with sustainable processes and factories.

SgT’s Added Value

Our textile experts are on the ground every day so they have a 360ᵒ understanding of your processes, factories, products and legislation.

Manufacturing Sustainability Case Study:

Without any sustainability knowledge, reducing energy consumption by 20%.


Fast-fashion brand renowned for its iconic colorful collections and the quality of its materials 


 Desire of the brand to be more eco-friendly, but:

  • No internal team
  • No sustainability knowledge
  • Limited knowledge of local factories


  • Tailor-made factory environmental assessment checklist 100% developed by SgT
  • Training of major factories around Asia
  • Regular follow-up coaching meeting to ensure best practices


  • Suppliers ranking
  • Performance improvements
  • In-store communication on 20% less energy to produce a garment