Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) in collaboration with the Innovation Centre Denmark, the Confederation of Danish Industries India office and the lifestyle and design cluster Denmark organized a day-long workshop on barriers to sustainable sourcing and Environmental Social Governance (ESG) in New Delhi today.
Ms. Prajakta Verma Joint Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, Mr. Søren N Kannik – Marquardsen, Minister Counselor, Embassy of Denmark, Ms. Marie Busck, Head of CSR & Sustainability, Danish Fashion & Textiles, Shri T Rajkumar, Chairman Confederation of Indian textile Industry, Dr. S Karthieyan, Deputy Executive Director, CII, Ms. Eshika Gombar, Head of Partnerships, Good Business Lab, Ms. Chandrima Chatterjee, Secretary General, Confederation of Indian Textile Industry were the distinguished panelists at the ESG awareness session.
Ms. Prajakta Verma – Joint Secretary, Ministry of Textiles highlighted various initiatives the Ministry of Textiles took on the sustainability and circular economy. She highlighted the projects like Lifestyle for Environment (Life)campaign, Kasturi Cotton, Quality Control Order (QCO), SURE Alliance etc in detail along with the impact that these initiatives had on the consciousness of the consumers.
Shri T Rajkumar, Chairman, Confederation of Indian Textile Industry said that this workshop is aimed at understanding the Rationale and Requirement of having good practices in the Green Textile space which is important for long-term compliance with such requirements. He remarked that CITI is committed to promoting ESG in Textile manufacturing open to collaboration with different associations across the globe for the transfer of existing Best practices.
The event was held along the sidelines of a delegation visit by Danish brands to explore possibilities of sourcing sustainable textile products from India.