The Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs for short, enable companies to align their activities with global sustainability priorities.
Extended producer responsibility in emerging markets: Improving recyclables recovery in Asia-Pacific
Rapid economic growth is increasing the amount of waste in emerging markets to levels beyond what their current collection, recycling and disposal infrastructure can handle. As a result, recycling rates for recyclable packaging waste often remain low. Multinational companies (MNCs) play a role in this development as they introduce their products into these markets. BSD Consulting is working with local stakeholders to increase recycling rates and improve lives on the ground.
Textile Exchange launched its Organic Cotton Market Report as well as the Preferred Fibre and Materials Report during their annual conference which was held near Washington DC this year during the week of October 9-13, 2017. Textile Exchange invited companies to participate in their Call to Action for SDGs, the focus of this year´s conference.
Continental Clothing Co. – in collaboration with BSD Consulting and the Fair Fashion Network – has implemented a scheme that aims to deliver a LIVING WAGE for the garment workers in its supply chain. The costs for doing this are only 0.14 Euro per T-Shirt. From 1.1.2016 the monthly salary will be increased by 650 INR per month for every worker in the factory. Continental Clothing hopes to be able to soon up-scale the project.
BSD Colombia is supporting a reconciliation project titled "Reconciliación Colombia" that promotes reconciliation and peace in Colombia by bringing to the forefront the initiatives and activities that contribute to the reconstruction of a post-conflict country.