Decent Work in Garment Supply Chains Asia
Greener clothes? Environmental initiatives and tools in the garment sector in Asia
The increasing social and environmental impacts of the textile and garment supply chain are well known and have resulted in the development of an array of initiatives, tools and assessment platforms to enhance the sustainability of the sector. There is a great deal of diversity in these initiatives, including differences in their focus, the actors involved, who the beneficiaries are, the longevity of the activities and how they define and measure success. The report highlights where there might be gaps in the current offerings of initiatives, and what types of initiatives have alignment with MSMEs knowledge and learning needs, as a way to highlight where future attention in developing new or enhanced initiatives might lie.
This report aims to map those initiatives that specifically incorporate environmental sustainability and analyse their coverage across the sector. The first part of the report analyses an illustrative group of these initiatives in terms geographic and sectoral coverage, target participants, operating model, method of intervention, scale, success and replicability, with the aim of identifying where and how these initiatives can and are enhancing environmental sustainability in the garment sector, and to identify if and where any gaps exist in initiatives offerings. The second part investigates the coverage and reach of environmental initiatives to micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in the sector.
This report has been produced under the Decent Work in the Garment Sector Supply Chains in Asia project, funded by the Government of Sweden.