SUSTAINABILITY AS A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live, interact and consume. As a result, people worldwide have been opting out from in-store purchasing and switched into remote, virtual, alternatives as an attempt to maintain social distancing, therefore reinforcing the importance of building a brand presence online, as it has never been…

ALGI updates on coronavirus (COVID-19)

ALGI has been closely monitoring developments concerning the coronavirus pandemic and we are taking all necessary steps to ensure the wellbeing of our employees, as well as our clients, while trying to prevent any potential impact on business. During the month of February, all our China operations were put on hold following government recommendations of isolation of our employees.   Since the beginning of March, we have gradually started…

What is a social scheme/standard?

The Social Standard connects brands with top social talent on emerging platforms (Instagram, Snapchat, Periscope & Facebook Book Live). Their influencers are content creators, personalities and story tellers with one common thread, highly engaged audiences. Social compliance refers to a continuous process in which organisations endeavour to protect the health, safety, and rights of their employees, the community and environment…

Benefits of having a social audit

Benefits of having a social audit.     Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is commonly mistaken with corporate philanthropy: companies making contributions, or charity gifts to organizations around them. However, this does not capture the breadth of activities that are included in the spectrum of CSR activities.   Another popular area of the CSR spectrum is community engagement,…

ALGI is an active member of Textile Exchange

ALGI is glad to announce its’ new membership with Textile Exchange! Textile Exchange is a global non-profit organization who has been seeking a more sustainable textile industry for the past 18 years, trying to enhance the positive aspects of it, while minimizing its’ negative effects on the environment. Their work on industry transformation includes fibers…

ALGI Joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition

We are excited to announce, that we have joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and will use the group’s sustainability measurement suite of tools, the Higg Index, to drive environmental and social responsibility throughout the supply chains of our client’s. With the membership in the SAC, ALGI joins the more than 250 global brands, retailers,…

ALGI is an active Verifying Body of SLCP

We are happy to announce that we are an active provider of the Social and Labor Convergence Program in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and China. This framework includes a standard-agnostic tool and verification methodology which collects objective social and labor data that stakeholders can use to identify opportunities for improvement and track progress. We…