PaCT is playing a leading role in driving the long-term competitiveness and environmental sustainability of the textile wet processing sector, by addressing high water, energy, and chemical use through the adoption of best practices in the textile sector. These best practices lead to declining resource consumption, soaring profits, and an enhanced image in the global apparel market.
Led by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), PaCT is working in partnership with NGO Solidaridad, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, 13 global apparel brands and 2 technology suppliers, textile factories, and the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA). To date, PaCT has partnered with 200 textile factories to support them to implement sustainable, resource efficiency projects. These projects have not only led to huge savings in resources, but are also realizing cumulative cost savings of USD 12.4 million/year for these factories.
PaCT builds on four unique pillars that collectively address critical issues in the entire textile supply chain:
- Working with leading global brands to adopt environmentally sustainable buying practices
- Promoting best practices in textile factories
- Addressing sector transformation and regulatory policy gaps, and
- Financing resource efficiency projects in textile factories
PaCT is the first program ever to incorporate several cutting-edge innovations to address the environmental and sustainability challenges related to the textile sector-development of the Decision Support Guidance for the right product formula, conducting water footprint assessments in textile clusters, establishment of the one-stop knowledge hub-Textile Technology Business Center (TTBC), implementation of resource efficiency management tool-PaCT Advantage in partner factories, and a Textile Sustainability Platform (TSP) for national dialogue.
Figure 1 showcases how partner factories are cumulatively saving water through resource efficiency and best practices, over the years.
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Figure 1: Water consumption before and after PaCT.