AEPC launches Indian Apparel Industry Sustain Ability (AISA) Programme
AEPC launched the Indian Apparel Industry Sustain Ability (AISA) Programme in New Delhi on July
12. Apparel companies like Shahi Exports, Global Mode & Accessories and Marks & Spencer attended the launch event and presented case studies on various sustainable practices in the garment industry. The programme aims to make the Indian garment industry ‘sustainable’ and eco-friendly through guidelines to deploy sustainable production processes. Explaining the significance of the programme, Ashok Rajani, Chairman – AEPC, averred, “Through Indian Apparel Industry Sustain Ability (AISA) Programme, we intend to inculcate and encourage this process – where just doing is not enough but bringing measurability and self-impact assessment is also important. If we can harness the industry’s collective energy, adaptability and capacity for innovation, we can play a key role in creating a sustainable, fair and low-carbon world.” Through this programme, the AEPC aims to encourage higher involvement of the garment industry in taking up sustainable initiatives. This guide stresses on creating a network of individuals and institutions committed to implementing the sustainable practices across the entire apparel value chain. All in all, it would help to reduce the impact of apparel manufacturing on the environment.
The apex body further informed that the programme would suggest actions to overcome hurdles that restrict the garment industry from being sustainability-compliant at every level of manufacturing.
Guidance tool book on sustainability launched… (L-R) – Dr. Darlie O Koshy, DG, ATDC; Ashok Rajani, Chairman, AEPC; Pawan Mehra, MD, cKinetics; and Dr. Ashok Kumar, Energy Economist at Bureau of Energy Efficiency