Viet­nam: Viet­nam Tex­tile As­so­ci­a­tion col­labs with WWF for greener gar­ment sec­tor

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The Viet­nam Tex­tile and Ap­parel As­so­ci­a­tion ( VITAS) is work­ing closely with the World Wildlife Fund ( WWF) to help Viet­nam’s gar­ment and tex­tile sec­tor go green.

In its bid to achieve this ob­jec­tive, VITAS and WWF have started a project wherein they in­tend to fo­cus on bet­ter­ing en­ergy sus­tain­abil­ity and wa­ter man­age­ment.

Both the or­gan­i­sa­tions have de­cided to co­op­er­ate with sev­eral big and small play­ers from the gar­ment and tex­tile in­dus­try to en­hance river basin gov­er­nance and thereby im­prove wa­ter qual­ity.

The three-year project (20182020) aims at bringing a trans­for­ma­tion in Viet­nam’s tex­tile and ap­parel sec­tor, fur­ther bringing so­cial and eco­nomic ben­e­fits to the na­tion.

Speak­ing on the same, Vu Duc Giang, Chair­man, VITAS, said “Our main aim is to en­hance wa­ter and en­ergy ef­fi­ciency in tex­tile and gar­ment sec­tors and en­sure there are no ill­ef­fects on the en­vi­ron­ment.”

Mark Goi­chot, WWF, said that WWF would like to see gar­ment fac­to­ries and in­dus­trial parks in Viet­nam work to­gether and ad­dress risks and im­pact much beyond their fac­tory doors.

Some of the stake­hold­ers in­volved in the project are in­ter­na­tional brands with sup­pli­ers in Viet­nam, gar­ment fac­to­ries and also de­vel­op­ment part­ners.

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