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Partners: China National Apparel Council (CNTAC)
H&M Group
HSBC
Tommy Hilfiger
Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS)
WWF
Countries: Viet Nam
Regions: Saigon
Project SDGs:
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
Integrated Water Resource Management (SDG 6.5)
Protect and Restore Ecosystems (SDG 6.6)
International Cooperation and Capacity Building (SDG 6.a)
Sustainable Production (SDG 12.4)
Climate Resilience and Adaptation (SDG 13.1)
Services Needed: Policy advocacy
Technical assistance
Benefits Provided: Water Quality: Ambient water quality – includes surface water, groundwater, estuary, and ocean water;
Risk and Uncertainty: Water supply reliability
Risk and Uncertainty: Reputation
Risk and Uncertainty: Regulatory compliance
Energy: Energy for water treatment
Energy: Energy for wastewater – collection, treatment, and disposal of wastewater
Desired Partners: UN Entity
Business
Financial Institution
Investor
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jul. 2018  »  Ongoing
Project Source: User
Profile Completion: 72%

Project Overview

The textile project’s vision is “transforming the textile sector in Vietnam and engaging sectoral and environmental governance in order to bring social, economic and conservation benefits to the country and the entire Mekong region”. This vision will be achieved by making textile businesses more active participants in the Mekong River resource planning and management, as well as in the sustainable energy planning, by working directly on impact reduction...

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The textile project’s vision is “transforming the textile sector in Vietnam and engaging sectoral and environmental governance in order to bring social, economic and conservation benefits to the country and the entire Mekong region”. This vision will be achieved by making textile businesses more active participants in the Mekong River resource planning and management, as well as in the sustainable energy planning, by working directly on impact reduction and financial solutions to scale best practices, and by creating an opportunity for these businesses to discuss collective action to achieve sustainable investment and development in the textile sector.

Project Results

MAIN ACHIEVEMENTS TO DATE
Case 1: A detailed analysis on Textile and Garment Sector in Vietnam: Water Risks and Solutions was launched in November 2018. Based on the results of the assessment, the report outlines 12 recommended actions for the Vietnamese textile industry to take in order to mitigate water risks. Key roles were identified for
factories, NGOs, brands, government entities and other enabling organisations such as development agencies, donors, and in...

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MAIN ACHIEVEMENTS TO DATE
Case 1: A detailed analysis on Textile and Garment Sector in Vietnam: Water Risks and Solutions was launched in November 2018. Based on the results of the assessment, the report outlines 12 recommended actions for the Vietnamese textile industry to take in order to mitigate water risks. Key roles were identified for
factories, NGOs, brands, government entities and other enabling organisations such as development agencies, donors, and investors. Report is available here

Case 2: A policy, initiative and stakeholder mapping of Vietnam’s textile sector was carried out and a synthesis
report to inform WWF’s textile project implementation was completed. Report is available here

Case 3: International Workshop on Greening
Vietnam Textile and Garment Industry In November 2018, VITAS and WWF brought together key textile sector players, financial institution and international organization representatives through an international event on Greening Vietnam Textile and Garment Industry. This event aimed to collectively discuss and refine a roadmap to tackle Mekong regional river risks, governance and sustainable planning and investment challenges, with
specific focus on Vietnam’s textile sector.

Case 4: Climate Action Training
WWF in collaboration with UN Global Compact and five German fashion brands – Adidas, Hugo Boss, Otto Group, PUMA Group and VAUDE – mobilized 80 participants from 30 supplier factories for a 2.5 day training in Ho Chi Minh City in October 2018. The training was delivered by Systain Consulting and financed by GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. Report is available here.

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