Textile Today is going to launch a training and capacity building program on 7 August in collaboration with Engineering Resources International (ERI) Ltd to make efficient professionals for the textile industry who will run the Sustainability Department and implement Sustainability Management System (SMS) in the factories and help the same to get social, environmental and economic benefit and make the industry sustainable in the long run.
In this connection Textile Today will organize a seminar on ‘ZDHC and Sustainability Implementation’ in the Textile Industry.
In a world where people are struggling every moment to sustain in the current status, they are living, the fashion and apparel industry, on which millions of peoples are directly dependent have some responsibilities to the society and its’ elements. Stakeholders like the governments, brands and buyers, consumer right protectors, labor right protectors, community right protectors, trade associations, financial institutions and the factories have their own perspective of sustainability. A holistic approach towards sustainability is needed considering all counterparts and stakeholders to put some real positive impact on businesses, people, and the planet. Factories being the core and one of the most impactful stakeholders in the value chain need to take a systematic approach for implementing sustainability.
The Department of Environment (DoE) of the Government of Bangladesh has been asking plans from wet processing factories for ‘being zero discharge’. The DoE have not yet put ‘being zero discharge’ as a regulation but it is being envisioned by them as one of the future considerations in regulations. Some of the leading buyers like H&M are also asking ‘Road to zero discharge’ plan from some of their client factories.
Eventually Greenpeace, an international NGO has passed 7 years of detoxing the apparel value chain and has accomplished many things of Zero Discharge to Hazardous Chemicals roadmap. Before it touches its finishing line by 2020, ZDHC has to achieve the most critical aspect of transferring the ownership of the project or goals to the factories.
Textile Today has been working as an innovation hub to change the mindset and culture of the industry and its associated people. Assessing the need of establishing the Sustainability Department in the textile industry, Textile Today is going to launch the training and capacity building program in collaboration with Engineering Resources International (ERI) Ltd.
Engr. Shafiqur Rahman, President, Institution of Textile Engineers & Technologists (ITET) will be present as the chief guest while Industry experts, international brands, and retailers representatives will be present as special guests in the seminar.
As keynote speakers Prasad Pant, South Asia Director, ZDHC Program, will speak on ‘ZDHC Implementation’ and Tareq Amin, Founder & CEO, Textile Today, will address on Sustainability Implementation’.