Vietnam’s Garment and Textile Industry Seeks to Promote ‘Green’ Production | Environment

A garment factory in Vietnam (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – from vietnam textile and clothing industry makes efforts to achieve green production target and reduce emissions in an effort to help implement the government’s commitment to net zero emissions by 2050 at the 26th United Nations Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP26).

Due to CO2 emissions in the production process, the global fashion industry is one of the causes of climate change. That is why many well-known fashion brands and textile manufacturers around the world have set climate and environmental targets.

To help Vietnamese textile and garment companies reduce their emissions through the efficient use of natural resources and energy, and the management of chemicals, the German Organization for Development Cooperation (GIZ) and French sporting goods retailer Decathlon have signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation to improve the environmental performance of Vietnamese apparel and textile suppliers.

Accordingly, GIZ is partnering with Decathlon Vietnam through its projects “Climate protection through sustainable bioenergy markets in Vietnam” (BEM) and “Fostering and advancing sustainable business practices and responsible industrial practices in the industry. in Asia” (FABRIC), to help Decathlon’s Vietnamese suppliers improve their ability to adapt to climate change, use water and energy efficiently and manage chemicals in factories in 2022.

Concretely, the GIZ FABRIC project will offer free e-learning courses, namely “Climate Action Training” and “Chemical Management Training (e-REMC), via the platform.

The “Climate Action Training” provides basic knowledge on climate change, solutions for calculating and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and solutions for energy efficiency and renewable energies. Meanwhile, e-REMC helps Vietnamese textile factories improve and implement sustainable chemical management systems.

Marc Beckmann, Director of GIZ FABRIC, pointed out that the fight against climate change requires working with international brands to jointly improve the capacity of textile and garment factories in the supply chain where most emissions and emissions occur. environmental impacts.

At the same time, Decathlon will also offer its suppliers’ factories training to increase the use of bioenergy and other renewable energies, and will support studies on the biomass sector./.

Michael O. Stutler