WJI 2030 minimum COMMITMENTS

Defining our Commitments

At WJI 2030, we welcome all industry stakeholders worldwide, including maisons, retailers & distributors, traders, manufacturers, service providers, as well as third parties (NGOs, academic institutes, etc), to support our mission. Out of the various membership categories, Maison and Partner Members are required to meet the WJI 2030 minimum commitments, which revolve around our three pillars – building climate resilience, preserving resources, and fostering inclusiveness. It is worth noting that as the initiative started building its foundations in October 2022, it worked closely with experts and members over the course of 8 months to define the minimum commitments and implement the support and guidance required to support members on the journey.

In July 2023, WJI 2030 launched the minimum commitment toolkit for members, giving Maison and Partner members 12 months from the moment of release, to meet the minimum commitments on Pillar 1: Building Climate Resilience and Pillar 3: Fostering Inclusiveness. For Pillar 2: Preserving Resources, we acknowledged that additional capacity building and guidance was needed for members, and therefore WJI 2030 adjusted the start state of this commitment, to January 2024. 

Pillar 1 Building Climate Resilience

  • Within 12 months from effective membership: Sign and submit the Science Based Targets initiatives (SBTi) commitment letter.
  • Within 36 months from effective membership: Define Science Based Targets on Climate Change (we encourage members to be more ambitious and aim for 24 months)
  • Within 12 months from effective membership: Identify your boundaries and calculate your baseline GHG emissions.
  • Within 24 months from effective membership: Complete your SBTi SME registration, develop a detailed roadmap to enable you to meet your SBTi commitments

Pillar 2 Preserving Resources

  • Within 12 months set a roadmap for nature commensurate to company’s level of ambition and capabilities

Pillar 3 Fostering Inclusiveness

  • Within 12 months develop a publicly available human rights policy statement and conduct human rights due diligence in line with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) and Organization for Economic
    Cooperation and Development (OECD) Due Diligence Guidance in your own operations and value chains.
  • Within 12 months sign and submit the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) and prepare a workplan in accordance
    with the WEPs framework.
  • Within 12 months promote decent working conditions and respect for human rights at work within your own operations and supply chains via a publicly available statement of policy, in line with the eight International Labour Organization (ILO) core