All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) and WWF-Pakistan in collaboration with Elevate organization arranged a daylong workshop on traceability in Pakistan’s cotton supply chain with the introduction of Yarn Ethically & Sustainably Sourced (YESS) Standard for technical managers of spinning mills.
The objective of the workshop was to educate textile players on the YESS and assessment of supply chain actor’s due diligence efforts to identify and address risks of forced labour in cotton production.
APTMA Vice Chairman Asad Shafi briefed the WWF and Elevate teams about the APTMA as a premier organisation of the textile industry in Pakistan.
He said multiple local brands had established retail chains, asserting that global and indigenous demand for clothing had also increased many times, which required compliances not only for foreign buyers but also for domestic consumers.
Asad Shafi emphasized on the need of joint action in collaboration with organizations like WWF-Pakistan and Elevate to improve the condition in textile supply chain in Pakistan.—APP