Garment-textile sector targets green production
Updated : Thursday, April 12, 2018 10:21 AM (GMT+0700)

Green,clean, energy-saving production is urgent to improve competitiveness ofVietnam’s garment-textile enterprises as each year the sector spends up to 3billion USD on production energy, heard a workshop in Ho Chi Minh City on April11. 

Illustrative photo - Photo: VNA

Vu Duc Giang, Chairman ofthe Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association, said Vietnam’s garments-textilesare under the pressure of price, production cost, environmental safety andlabourers’ health.

Commitments to corporatesocial responsibility have been also mentioned in articles of free tradeagreements to which Vietnam is a signatory, he stressed. 

Joerg Bauersachs, generaldirector of Tal Apparel Limited’s dyeing factory, said since 2009, his factoryhas applied energy-saving solutions, helping cut 26 percent of emissions and 36percent of water used in production. 

Nguyen Thanh Ha, arepresentative of the State administration for comprehensive growth project ofthe US Agency for International Development (USAID), said the problem lies withhow to reduce emissions and waste water. 

He also underlined the needfor enterprises to revamp their production processes towards internationalstandards for emissions, waste and waste administration. 

The USADI has partnered withthe Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) to improve garment-textilefirms’ energy-saving capacity, while helping them access loans to carry outenergy-saving projects, he said. 

According to Hoang Van Tamfrom the MoIT said an alliance of sustainable garment-textile firms is expectedto officially make its debut in Vietnam in June 2018, assisting the businessesin improving production environment and cutting pollutants.


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