AEPC launches In­dian Ap­parel In­dus­try Sus­tain Abil­ity (AISA) Pro­gramme

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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

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