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1 Presentation from the 2013 World Water Week in Stockholm The Author(s), all rights reserved

2 Harmonizing efforts Sustainable WAter Resources (SWAR) for Textile Industries in Delhi and Jaipur

3 Imagine India

4 CUBA

5 BAHAMAS

6 Textile sector in India

7 Second largest employment generating sector in India: offers direct employment to over 35 million in the country $55 billion industry, 35% of which is exported 11% of India s exports Single largest contributor to industrial waste water in the country

8 Program SWAR conceived to bring together different stakeholders 1. to improve resource management (with a focus on water) that leads to resource conservation 2. build capacity so that the textile companies employees can continuously work on improving resource management even after this program

9 The program was build around a few design elements Industry with a complex supply chain, especially in India Limited engagement with sub suppliers Competitors can cooperate and learn: brand and factory level Demonstrate results soon Create road map for introducing new cleaner production technologies Build momentum to have resource savings become a continuous process

10 The textile supply chain in India is complex Raw material Yarn Fabric Wet processing Cut/ sew/ finishing Brand/ retailer

11 The textile supply chain in India is complex Raw material Yarn Fabric Wet processing Cut/ sew/ finishing Brand/ retailer Retailer/ brand Retailer/ brand Retailer/ brand

12 The textile supply chain in India is complex Raw material Yarn Fabric Wet processing Cut/ sew/ finishing Brand/ retailer Retailer/ brand Retailer/ brand Retailer/ brand

13 The textile supply chain in India is complex Raw material Yarn Fabric Wet processing Cut/ sew/ finishing Brand/ retailer Retailer/ brand Retailer/ brand Retailer/ brand Increasing resource footprint

14 Unlike supply chain of a few other exporting countries Raw material Yarn Fabric Wet processing Cut/ sew/ finishing Brand/ retailer Retailer/ brand Retailer/ brand Retailer/ brand

15 Hence for SWAR, an ecosystem engagement approach was constructed is constructed on 4 pillars

16 Making the program real Feb Apr 2013 Apr May 2013 Ongoing since May 2013 Assessment & baselining Prioritize opportunities Implement & support Track results & identify more opportunities Some factories have completed a complete cycle and on their 2 nd cycle

17 Snapshot of Program SWAR actions Breakup of total projects by project type Factories engaged: 34 Project interventions designed: 220 Capacity building and implementation support through: Awareness sessions Workshops Infrastructure design Extensive factory visits External testing of waste water and sludge 58% 25% 19% 1% 10% 24% 10% 8% 22% 1% 22% Long Term Maintenance Measurement Short Term Breakup of total projects by resource type Chemicals Electricity Infrastructure Measurement Others Thermal Water

18 Indicative interventions that we are implementing Setting up measurement systems Incorporate maintenance best practices Save value added water. Introduced concept of valuing water at different stages Increasing efficiencies of boilers and recycling hot water Optimization of the Effluent Treatment Plant Infrastructure to segregate waste streams to recycle water Rain water harvesting Using alternative chemicals Right First Time Approach to reduce chemical usage

19 Valuing water at different stages

20 We have also seen incorporation of practices as per the guidelines of the Swedish Textile Water Initiative July 2013 Minimum Level Score Improver Level Score Achiever Level Score 1 97% 100% 51% 2 97% 88% 67% 3 97% 78% 51% 4 83% 44% 18% 5 72% 39% 40% 6 78% 44% 35% 7 89% 61% 51% 8 89% 22% 9% 9 57% 39% 54% 10 53% 39% 54% 11 91% 39% 4% 12 90% 39% 4% 13 94% 72% 74% 14 94% 72% 57% 15 89% 55% 14% 16 88% 48% 7% April 2013 Minimum Level Score Improver Level Score Achiever Level Score 1 88% 64% 47% 2 97% 82% 53% 3 97% 82% 53% 4 68% 36% 7% 5 71% 36% 33% 6 71% 45% 33% 7 85% 64% 47% 8 79% 18% 7% 9 79% 27% 13% 10 59% 27% 13% 11 79% 27% 7% 12 79% 27% 7% 13 91% 36% 20% 14 91% 36% 20% 15 79% 18% 7% 16 79% 36% 7%

21 Engagement and measurement have been key Intensive engagement Top management Personnel within the factories Constant ongoing interactions Active engagement from the brands Bringing in world class experts and solution providers Measurement Systems, log-books set-up for areas where resources are consumed commit system for daily logging and tracking that factories are using

22 Generating buzz and excitement through posters that were put up across the factories

23 Generating buzz and excitement through posters that were put up across the factories

24 Generating buzz and excitement through posters that were put up across the factories

25 Generating buzz and excitement through posters that were put up across the factories

26 SWAR is a program of many firsts Unique model of partnership that engages the ecosystem: Designed as a formal program by multiple brands that goes beyond tier 1 suppliers and engages sub suppliers Competitors are cooperating with each other while competing at the same time Active engagements in workshops For new facilities in Jaipur active coordination and sharing of information Measurement has been integral to defining impact and discovering more opportunities Benchmarks being uncovered Closed loop feedback to brands that are engaged Model units for high water recycling rates likely to emerge (JITP) Contributing to the data on Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals

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