The Circulars 2017
I:CO took second place at “The Circulars 2017” in the “Circular Economy SME” category. “The Circulars”, an initiative of the World Economic Forum and the Forum of Young Global Leaders, is the leading awards programme in the circular economy field. It was set up to recognise individuals and organisations around the world in retail and civil society who have made notable contributions to promoting the circular economy, both in the private and commercial sector, and in society as a whole.
Cradle to Cradle Systems Innovator Award 2014
As a pioneer in the sector of recycling of materials, I:CO received the Cradle to Cradle Systems Innovator Award in 2014. This prize is awarded by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute to honour trailblazing companies making a circular economy possible. The I:CO take-back system was acknowledged as being “the most innovative infrastructure for closing the global loop of clothing and shoes”.
In 2014, I:CO was voted among the 100 international companies, projects and solutions which play a pioneering role in the sector of sustainable innovations by the organization Sustainia. In the sector of textile and shoe recycling, the I:CO take-back system was presented as a pioneer at the ceremony in Oslo. The Danish organization Sustainia consists of companies, foundations and committed citizens who pursue the goal to create a more sustainable world together.
Sustainable Apparel Coalition
I:CO is a proud member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). It consists of an industry-wide group of over 200 leading apparel, footwear and home textile brands, retailers, suppliers, affiliates, nonprofits/NGOs and academic institutions working to reduce the environmental and social impacts of products around the world. The centerpiece of the SAC is The Higg Index – a suite of assessment tools which help deliver a holistic overview of the sustainability performance of a product or company.