Cleaner Production Guide for the Textile Sector: WWF 2018

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Cleaner Production Guide for the Textile Sector:  WWF 2018

The Apparel & Textiles sector poses and faces significant water risks. WWF, together with its partner H&M, have been helping to pioneer new approaches to cleaner production and water stewardship, highlighted in this publication.


While the concept of cleaner production is of great importance for Turkey, its application to date has been limited. A significant part of the activities in this area has been carried out by universities or in small pilot projects. Implementation of cleaner production practices applied in cooperation with state institutions and organizations need to be increased and brought to scale.

In this context, and in order for cleaner production practices to spread and be adopted at large, we need to develop the relevant technical capacity of Turkey’s industry and increase awareness of the approach and its benefits. This guideline contributes to these two goals and as a result, makes for a more sustainable textile industry in Turkey. Textile companies that adopt cleaner production processes see an increase in competitiveness due to:

• Efficiency in resource utilization,
• Decrease in production and waste management costs,
• Compliance with environmental laws, regulations and relevant national strategies, reducing the risk of fines,
• Meeting the relevant expectations of international brands,
• Increasing brand value,
• Ability to benefit from the financial opportunities of national and international financial solutions.

Source: WWF Risk Reports