Leaders from fashion companies including Nike, H&M and Kering outlined priorities for a sustainable industry at this year’s Fashion CEO Agenda, while suppliers urged for the bridging of gaps between words and actions.

The 2021 agenda introduced five areas of social and environmental sustainability that industry leaders have to focus on: respectful and secure work environments, better wage systems, circular systems, efficient use of resources and smart material choices.

After three previous editions, the framework of the Fashion CEO Agenda presented last week will be a lasting one, as future reports will measure progress on the guidelines set this year. “It’s about defining a common direction for all stakeholders in the industry to truly drive systemic change,” said Helena Helmersson, the chief executive officer of Swedish fashion giant H&M Group, said during an online panel last Wednesday.