Newsline-National | October 2016
IFC-Levi tie-up to go green!
A member of the World Bank Group, IFC, has partnered with Levi Strauss & Co to reduce water, energy and chemical use in textiles factories in Bangladesh. The new partnership will build on the extensive experience of IFC’s Bangladesh Partnership for Cleaner Textile (PaCT) programme, focusing on providing advice on implementing cleaner production practices in over 165 textile factories in Bangladesh.
This is the first time that the IFC PaCT programme will be implemented outside Bangladesh. Initially, a pilot project is planned in six facilities in Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam.
Michael Kobori, VP – Sustainability, Levi Strauss, says that they are pleased to be the first IFC partner to pilot its PaCT programme in additional countries. Their goal is to scale the practices globally to achieve greater reductions in water, energy, and chemical use across the supply chain.