The School of Business Environment (IICA,Manesar) hosted the Third Stakeholder Consultation in collaboration with Toxics Link on the Adaptation of National Guidelines on Responsible Business Conduct (NGRBC) for the Readymade Garment Sector. This event took place at the Western India Regional Council (WIRC) of the ICAI.
The consultation aimed to gather valuable stakeholder comments and insights on various aspects such as environmental impacts, chemicals in textiles, and the challenges and opportunities within the readymade garment sector and its value chain.
The event commenced with a context-setting inaugural session followed by a panel discussion where experts delved into the environmental impacts and challenges faced by the textile and garment industry. Special emphasis was placed on the use of chemicals in textiles.This foundational discussion served as a basis for inviting stakeholder feedback on the draft document.

The consultation witnessed the dignified presence of senior officials from the TEXTILES COMMITTEE – India, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), The Clothing Manufacturers Association Of India (CMAI), Textiles Association (India), Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI), Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals, ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme, Non-Conventional Fibre Association, Wool Research Association (WRA), NimkarTek Technical Services, Brackish Water Research Centre, National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (NIRRH), Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd., World Environment Council, Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), Bombay Textile Research Association (Btra) among others.The Experts and renowned Delegates shared their valuable insights on the environmental impacts, and practical innovative solutions that can inform the Draft Document.

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