AEPC launches Indian Apparel Industry Sustain Ability (AISA) Programme to promote sustainable practices in the Apparel Industry

Thu, 2017-07-13

New Delhi, July 13, 2017:  To promote sustainable practices in the apparel Industry, AEPC has launched Indian Apparel Industry Sustainability Programme yesterday at FIEO Auditorium, New Delhi. On this occasion a guidance tool on sustainability was released by Mr. Ashok G Rajani, Chairman Apparel Export Promotion Council along with Dr. Ashok Kumar, Energy Economist at Bureau of Energy Efficiency.
Commenting on the initiative, Mr. Ashok G Rajani, Chairman Apparel Export Promotion Council said, “There is a strong emergence of Sustainability requirements as an important competitiveness tool. It is a great opportunity for us to differentiate ourselves in the global market and offer a sustainable value chain. AEPC, as the apex body of the exporters, aims at providing a platform where apparel manufacturers and exporters can turn to – for all the necessary information and handholding needed for being sustainable in a holistic way. I thank C-Kinetics, our knowledge partners, for developing a comprehensive guide book on the various aspects of optimisation. Through Indian Apparel Industry Sustain Ability (AISA) Programme we intend to inculcate and encourage this process-where just doing is not enough-but bringing measurability and self impact assessment is also important. If we can harness the industry’s collective energy, adaptability and capacity for innovation, w can play an important role in creating a sustainable, fair and low-carbon world."
Through the Apparel Industry Sustainability initiative,   AEPC seeks to promote greater participation and inclusiveness of the Apparel Industry in sustainability initiatives. The programme is an  endeavour  to recognise and take affirmative action to counter the challenges that restrict the apparel Industry from taking bigger roles in global market on account of non compliance to sustainable parameters. This initiative aims to be a network of individuals and institutions committed to increasing sustainable practices across various segments of apparel sector.
AEPC in association with CKinetics, a leading sustainability think tank -has prepared a guidance tool on sustainability which will provide guidance to companies on how they can align their strategies as well as measure and manage their contribution to achieving the sustainable goals.
The event also saw participation from the representatives of leading apparel companies such as Shahi Exports,Global Mode&Accessories Private Limited and Marks & Spencer ,where they presented their case studies on sustainable apparel practices. The event was concluded with a vote of thanks, proposed by Mr HKL Maggu, Vice Chairman, AEPC.
About Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC)

Incorporated in 1978, AEPC is the official body of apparel exporters in India that provides invaluable assistance to Indian exporters as well as importers/ international buyers who choose India as their preferred sourcing destination for garments. In recent years AEPC has worked tirelessly in integrating the entire industry - starting at the grass root level of training the workforce and supplying a steady stream of man power to the industry; identifying the best countries to source machinery and other infrastructure and brokering several path breaking deals for its members and finally helping exporters to showcase their best at home fairs as well as be highly visible at international fairs the world over. With AEPC's expertise and all the advantages that India has, it makes for a truly win-win situation - Indian exporters grow stronger each year in their achievements, skills and proficiency, while international buyers get superior solutions for their garment imports.
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