RESET Carbon Supports Five Manufacturers in the Apparel Industry to Set SBTi Validated Targets

Weaving Sustainability Throughout the Supply Chain

RESET is thrilled to announce that Textile and Apparel companies New Wide Vietnam, Changzhou New Wide, Huge Bamboo, Flourish Thrive, and Teejay Group have received SBTi validation.

Out of the five companies that aligned with the SBTi, it was Teejay Group that decided to join voluntarily. This is a trend gaining momentum among suppliers aiming to strengthen market competitiveness and showcase leadership in climate action. The other four companies are strategic suppliers for an international brand, reflecting the growing pressure on the industry to decarbonize its supply chain.

At a glance: Client ambition

New Wide Vietnam

Fabric manufacturer specialized in dyed knitted fabrics

Overall Net-Zero Target: Reach net-zero GHG emissions across the value chain by 2050 from a 2021 base year.

Near-Term Target: Reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 42% by 2030 from a 2021 base year & reduce absolute scope 3 GHG emissions from purchased goods and services and fuel- and energy-related activities 25% within the same timeframe.

Long-Term Target: Reduce absolute scope 1,2 and 3 GHG emissions 90% by 2050 from a 2021 base year.


Changzhou New Wide

Fabric manufacturer specialized in dyed knitted fabrics

Overall Net-Zero Target: Reach net-zero GHG emissions across the value chain by 2050 from a 2021 base year.

Near-Term Target: Reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 42% by 2030 from a 2021 base year & reduce absolute scope 3 GHG emissions from purchased goods and services 25% within the same timeframe.

Long-Term Target: Reduce absolute scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions 90% by 2050 from a 2021 base year.


Huge Bamboo, Vietnam

Fabric Manufacturer specialized in circular and warp knit

Overall Net-Zero Target: Reach net-zero GHG emissions across the value chain by 2050 from a 2021 base year.

Near-Term Target: Reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 42% by 2030 from a 2021 base year & reduce absolute scope 3 GHG emissions 25% from purchased goods and services, and fuel and energy-related activities within the same timeframe.

Long-Term Target: Reduce absolute scope 1, 2 and 3* GHG emissions 90% by 2050 from a 2021 base year (*scope 3 GHG emissions from purchased goods and services, fuel- and energy-related activities and processing of sold products 90% within the same timeframe).


Flourish Thrive

Shoe Manufacturer specialized in the production of vulcanized, sport, cold-fit and special function shoes

Overall Net-Zero Target: Reach net-zero GHG emissions across the value chain by 2050 from a 2022 base year.

Near-Term Target: Reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 42% by 2030 from a 2022 base year & reduce absolute scope 3 GHG emissions from purchased goods and services 25% within the same timeframe.

Long-Term Target: Reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 90% by 2050 from a 2022 base year & reduce scope 3 GHG emissions from purchased goods and services, capital goods, and employee commuting 90% within the same timeframe.


Teejay Group

Fabric Manufacturer specialized in weft knit

Near-Term Target: Reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 42% by 2030 from a 2022 base year & reduce absolute scope 3 GHG emissions from purchased goods and services 25% within the same timeframe.


Receiving SBTi validation follows a highly complex process, and companies often face significant challenges accounting for emissions and setting Science Based Targets (SBTs) in line with evolving SBTi and GHG Protocol requirements. Limitations around data collection – especially in terms of scope 3 downstream emissions – often compounds the challenge. Our Taiwan team is proud to have supported these suppliers in reaching the validation milestone by drawing upon our experience in inventory establishment, setting SBTs, and providing engineer-assessed reduction roadmaps.

Selina Cheng, Principal Consultant at RESET, said “Setting SBTi approved targets at a supplier level shows that the Apparel industry is taking carbon management and reduction more seriously. It aligns well with the international trend over the last year whereby governments and brands are paying more attention and setting stricter requirements for Scope 3 emission management and reduction.

As a team we are thrilled to have accompanied these strategic suppliers on their ambitious decarbonization journey.”

Re-cap: Why is SBTi validation so important?

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) provides a robust framework for companies to set and achieve ambitious climate targets in line with scientific evidence. SBTi validation is a crucial step in demonstrating a company’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and contributing to the global effort to combat climate change.

Does your organization have its sights set on joining the SBTi? Get in touch with our team to kick-start the process.