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Parivartan awards and Pratibha Syntex

  1. 1. PARIVARTAN: Building the business case for sustainability through value chain interventions Jayanti Mishra March 24, 2011
  2. 2. “It is not answers that changed the world but questions” ~Albert Einstein
  3. 3. Is Sustainability really that important , and if so in textiles?
  4. 4. The planet will survive… …it is mankind that won’t
  5. 5. GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL AND TEXTILE IMPACT • 300 Giga tons of CO2 released resulting in 2 degrees centigrade global warming every 25 years • Textile industry contributes 10% of the emissions. • Global water footprint is equal to 3224 Billion Olympic swimming pools/year. • Cotton Textile Industry water footprint as seen in 2005 is equal to about 84 billion Olympic swimming pools
  6. 6. According to the World Bank: 20% of industrial fresh water pollution comes from textile treatment and dyeing
  7. 7. ORGANIZATIONS IN ACTION • DEFRA • FTC • Japanese Government • French Environment and Energy Management Agency • USA s EPAʼ • ECHA • European Outdoor Group • Amnesity International • Bio Suisse • Clean Clothes Campaign • Fair Labour Association • Fair Wear Foundation • Forest Stewardship council • International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements • International Wool Textiles Organization • Sustainable cotton Projects • ILO • Green claims and Sustainable Clothing action plan • Marketing claims for environmentally friendly products. • Guidelines for the labeling of organic cotton products • Taking Action on Climate Change • Improve the quality of life by ensuring the safe use of chemicals • Sustainability measures for the outdoor industry • Protecting human rights worldwide • Federation of swiss organic farmers • Dedicated to improving working conditions and supporting workers in garment and sportswear industries • Fair labour practices • Verification initiative dedicated to enhancing workers lives • Promoting responsible management of the world s forestsʼ • Dedicated towards organics • Dedicated to wool • Focuses on farming issues and strategies for cleaner cotton production • Resource for further information on all aspects of textiles, • REACH and sustainability
  8. 8. CERTIFICATIONS NSF 336 eko mark Green Blue GOTS/SOIL OE 100/BLENDED CCC ISO 14000 BLUE SIGN CRADLE TO CARDLE GRS RECYCLE CONTENT STANDARD GREENMARK ULE 880: Sustainability for eko Tex 1000 Manufacturing Organizations Life Cycle Analysis • Only certain environmental measures in production site and product • Limited to commercial fabrics • Comparatively lesser environmental impacts from similar products • Covers packaging, products to wood and paper only and environmental preferable claims • For only organic products and processes • For only organic fiber origin content • For marine water and rain water conservation • Environmental management systems and aspect impact analysis • Environment health and safety tool for raw material to consumers • Assessment of safety only to humans and environment • Covers recycling process • Covers content attestation only • Guides for labeling • Limits to manufacturing organizations • Assessing products from Cradle to Grave
  10. 10. GLOBAL MOVEMENTS IN SUSTAINABILITY • Teijin Fibers Ltd. Converting PET Bottles into beverage containers • Mountain Gear Recycling reselling, and repairing • C&A and Anvil Significant focus on Organic cotton • Unifi Repreve® Yarn leading producer in the creation of recycled polyester yarn. • TS Designs Use Oeko tex 100 dyestuffs • Patagonia Promote the eco index and repairing the used products • Tesco Using wind turbines, making zero waste designs and reusing left over and used materials to recreate products • Walmart In the process of Being supplied by 100% renewable energy • M&S Turning factories green • IKEA Collaborating with WWF to measure supply chain emissions
  11. 11. SIGNIFICANT WORK TO RECOGNISE • From repairing products • To minimizing packaging • To recycling • To turning factories green • To turning organic • To measuring environmental impact • To analyzing life cycle • To creating the eco index
  12. 12. “If not me, who? And if not now, when?” ~Michael Gorbachev
  13. 13. A concerted effort in minimizing environmental impact with a continuous endeavor to reduce energy and water consumption and waste generation. Pratibha Initiatives • Vasudha cotton • Loop recycling • Community investment • Women empowered Green Garment Facility • Start up of progressive green garment facility SEZ • Rainwater harvesting • Complete waste-water recycling • Low energy air cooling • High productivity • Energy efficient sewing machines • Holistic approach to garment production with in-house training and development. • Balanced working conditions aimed to empower the physical, mental, and emotional well being of all employees Environmental Stewardship • New open width dyeing and finishing • Reduced water consumption by 70% • Reduced steam consumption by 30% • Reduced dyes/chemical consumption by 20% • Salt free dyeing method • Reduced generated effluent by 70% Waste Heat Recovery • Captive power plant fitted with Hot Water generator to provide Hot water for dyeing process. • Stenters fitted with waste heat recovery modules for heating incoming air with exhaust air. • Thermic fluid heater fitted with Economizer for generating Hot water • 92% Water recycling • Facility powered by 6 MW natural gas, earning carbon credit for Pratibha • Flue gas and waste heat recaptured for steam generation • Use of low-impact chemicals certified Global Organic Textile Standard • Zero discharge facility certified by the State authority • Over 200,000 trees planted at Pratibha campus and farms Sustainable Fabric: Organic cotton, Fair Trade cotton, BMP cotton, recycled cotton recycled polyester, lyocell, and their blends. PRATIBHA: TOTAL GREEN STEPS Socially and environmental responsible textiles
  14. 14. KEY INITIATIVES FARMING • VASUDHA – 28000 Farmer Association – 125000 acres of land for farming – Drip and Micro Drip Irrigation – Vasudha Jaivik Krishak Kalyan Samiti for community welfare – Organic cotton Seed Project
  15. 15. INDUSTRIAL PRACTICES/TECHNOLOGY • Effluent Treatment Plant Recycling over 92% water • Sewage Treatment Plant • Waste Heat Recovery • Captive Power Plant using clean fuel having lesser carbon emissions with highest thermal energy efficiency in the country • Cold Pad Batch Dyeing Technology • Multi Recompressor Evaporators • Rain Water • LOOP The Reinstated Fiber
  16. 16. …IMPACT… Energy Reducing 27307 tonnes of CO2 emmisions/year Water At farm level water equal to 58301 olympic swimming pools At Plant level water equal to 301 olympic swimming pools Total water saved is equal to 12,41,570 people’s per day water consumption
  17. 17. “It always seems impossible until it is done” ~Nelson Mandela
  18. 18. Workshop on Possible Solutions and Its Next Steps • ASTM- CA in June • Textile Exchange- Spain in September WHAT NEXT
  19. 19. Join forces with ASTM’s Subcommittee on Sustainability of Textiles The workshop will focus around; • Defining Sustainable Textiles: The Need • Government • Consumer (Industry and Sustainable Expert Perspective) • Mill Perspective • Association and Trade Perspective • Best Practices • Textiles • Other Industries • Key Fibers and Sustainability (Cotton, Polyester and others) • Key fibers and sustainability • Possible Solutions – The Way Forward • General Overview • Technology • Current Guideline and Proposition • Standards Development Workshop in California in June , 2011
  20. 20. SUSTAINABILITY FROM PROVENANCE TO PRACTICE The road of sustainability is like a bed of roses, thatʻ bleeds me and it caresses me. The enduring beauty and fragrance makes it well worth it.ʼ ~Shreyaskar Chaudhary