Environmental

Jordan Apparel has been implementing sustainable manufacturing for several years. This commitment has seen significant improvements in manufacturing processes, sourcing strategies, and product innovation, making Jordan a leading destination for brands that care about the environmental impact of their garments.

The approach to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) commitments is one important aspect in Jordan. The kingdom has taken the lead in focusing on reducing or balancing its carbon footprint.  Whereas Jordan has faced challenges regarding water scarcity, energy, and waste. As a result, it is essential to play a genuine and active role in the development and implementation of sustainability strategies in order to mitigate issues, develop the garment sector industries, and compete in external markets, such as:

  • Factories in Jordan are looking forward to becoming zero-carbon factories.
  • Factories are working on reusing waste into clothing.
  • Factories with continuous investments in sustainable and renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, and hydropower.

The recent investment in rooftop solar panel installations at Jordanian manufacturing facilities is just the inception of the long-term goal of sustaining the environment while the environmental resources are available to us. We are constantly looking for ways to minimize our negative impact on the environment and invest in technologies to increase environmental sustainability by implementing the Three R’s (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle). as well as supporting waste management, water management, and wastewater strategies.

The textile industry is one of global importance, providing high levels of employment, foreign exchange revenue and products essential to human welfare. The world is producing and consuming more textiles than before, and the current very low re-use and recycling rates mean that more textiles are also being thrown away than ever before. This requires land, water, and fossil fuels and leads to increasing pollution of the air, water, and soil.

 

Addressing the sustainability and circularity of such a globally diverse industry, a specific feature of which is the marked power asymmetry between the suppliers and global buyers and the large numbers of small and medium-sized players operating on tight margins, presents a particular set of challenges. As such, JGATE’s roles include raising awareness of the various sustainable practices that can be incorporated into the sector, as well as assisting its members in adopting such practices. 

 

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