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IFC and PaCT jointly to improve data-driven monitoring portal for RMG sector

With a focus on reducing source consumption, International Finance Corporation (IFC); a member of world bank has developed a Partnership for Cleaner Textile (PaCT) to improve the calculation in the web portal for readymade garments (RMG) industry.

Figure: International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has developed Partnership for Cleaner Textile (PaCT) web portal to calculate the resource consumption in the country’s readymade garments industry. Courtesy: Independent TV

The portal was recently launched at PaCT annual meet in Dhaka.

The panel discussions focused on issues such as low carbon opportunities in the textile industry, which was said by a press release of the organization.

The IFC said the newly launched data-driven monitoring software will provide real-time analytics for readymade garment factories, helping them in their efforts to improve the use of resources, such as water and energy.

Supported by Denmark, Australia, and the Netherlands, PaCT’s multi-stakeholder partnership has already helped the industry to save 25 billion liters of water and 2.5 million megawatt-hours of energy annually, said the IFC.

Five textile brands – VF Corp, Puma, Levi Strauss & Co, TESCO, and GAP Inc. – have partnered with the PaCT program. Jeanologia, Radiant Alliance, and EMKAY are the technology providers, while Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) is the implementing partner.

This monitoring tool will work as an analytical information exchange platform to help with users’ decision-making regarding water and energy consumption, said Nishat Chowdhury, Program Manager for PaCT.

“It can play a big role in leading the industry towards sustainability and achieve results that are right for the industry, the planet, and our future generation,” Chowdhury added.

In a video message, Rubana Huq, President of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association, said, “The industry has saved a huge amount of water and energy through the collaborative partnership with PaCT. We would like to think and shape tomorrow for the better and we can only do that by being the best of partners in the days to come.”

Launched in 2018, PaCT II works with 132 factories to adopt state-of-the-art efficiency and reduce water, energy and chemical use to meet global standards, the statement added.

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