Brooks Running Adds Transparency and Responsible Sourcing Software - Smart Energy Decisions

Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Industrial  -  July 19, 2023

Brooks Running Adds Responsible Sourcing Software

Brooks Running, a global performance running footwear and apparel company, will increase visibility across its manufacturing supply chain and identify and mitigate responsible sourcing and business continuity risks.

The company will partner with TrusTrace, a global SaaS company with a platform for supply chain traceability and compliance.

Brooks can use the data to trace its supply chain and reduce environmental impact. 

"Visibility into the factories that manufacture Brooks products, materials and raw materials is critical to ensure our responsible sourcing standards outlined in our Supplier Code of Conduct are upheld," said Dave Kemp, Director of Corporate Responsibility at Brooks in a statement. "The expansive and complex nature of our manufacturing supply chain makes this visibility difficult. TrusTrace enables us to identify and mitigate responsible sourcing and business continuity risks and increase due diligence for customs compliance.”

Through the end of 2022, 100% of Brooks’ Tier 1 factories were using TrusTrace, with more than 130 Tier 2 and more than 70 Tier 3 factories invited to the platform. 

Brooks will use TrusTrace to trace at the individual product level, enabling deeper transparency to consumers on where Brooks’ products and materials are manufactured while improving chain of custody data collection efficiency for compliance with laws and regulations.

TrusTrace works with large fashion companies on supply chain traceability. Its platform gives companies verified data in real-time, as materials and finished goods move through the supply chain. Its platform integrates with retailer, manufacturer and supplier systems, as well as other third parties, such as certification agencies, lifecycle datasets, and other sustainability solution providers.

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