Vietnamese businesses seeing profits in going green



Vietnam’s businesses have gradually shifted to applying green practices as consumers are increasingly putting the environment and ethical issues at the heart of their spending decisions, local media reported on Thursday.

Global consumers are switching their purchase behavior towards being more sustainable, said Vo Tan Thanh, vice president of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, at a seminar on the green economy.

Vietnam has signed 15 free trade agreements, including several new-generation pacts with strict environmental and sustainable development clauses, he added, highlighting the fact that a green economy and sustainable development are irreversible trends in the world.— Xinhua