• FDRA's Footwear Factory Zero Waste Program

    FDRA's Zero Waste Program is an industry-wide initiative aimed at eliminating manufacturing waste in shoe factories. It helps factories identify, sort, and recycle waste to keep it out of landfills, providing a critical tool to significantly increase sustainability at the factory level. Our teams do all the work with the factories for you. FDRA subsidizes the program to help cover costs for our members. We also collect key emissions and other ESG data at the factory level to help you track and trace your overall footprint.


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  • The program results in 2021 show a near 69% reduction in factory waste headed to landfill or incineration. Building on our success, the program is now expanding to cover factories in both China and Vietnam for shoes and apparel.

  • 2021 Program Midline Results Show Tremendous Results and Real ROI


  • Anticipated 2022 Program Timeline

  • Additional Resources

    View our webinar to learn how to get involved

    Read our foundational shoe waste proposal 

    Download our full program flyer

  • FDRA's Footwear Factory Zero Waste Program is a factory sustainability plug-and-play program that is yielding amazing results for shoe companies. The program is open to shoe companies to join.


    Please contact us at info@fdra.org to learn how you can sign up and reduce your environmental impact at the factory level without great effort or funds.