Enhancing chemicals management in the apparel sector of Myanmar

Mandalay Myanmar - Dec 2016: Visiting the silk weaving center, where skillful workers were producing premium hand-made grade goods

Myanmar's textile and apparel sector is rapidly establishing itself as a producer and supplier of apparel on the international market. This role goes hand-in-hand with the requirement and challenge of meeting the expectations of national legislation and international customers with regard to sustainable production methods and environmental standards. In this respect, the sector's efforts are at an initial stage. Access to relevant local advisory and training services is still limited.

As part of the SMART Myanmar project, sequa and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) are working with local partners to improve comformance to environmental standards and international practices in the Myanmar garment industry.

In this context adelphi supports the efforts to strengthen local consulting and training capacities. As part of a staggered approach, the participating local trainers and consultants acquaint with concepts and implementation methods in the environment and chemicals management and receive guidance in the practical implementation at the factor level. As part of this process, selected companies in the textile, apparel and footwear sectors will be supported in enhancing their environment and chemicals management practices.