Friday, 2nd February 2018 09.00 hrs - 11.00 hrs

The demand for textiles is increasing and more production occurs in low-income countries where competition for fresh water increases with climate change.

Dr. Jenny Grönwall, Programme Manager with the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), has conducted a study which examines how a more sustainable textile industry that balances various interests can be achieved. During the 90s, exports of textiles from Tirupur, India, exploded with huge releases of effluents as a result. Today, the sector employs some 200 million people and the Indian authorities face difficult decisions about the allocation of scarce water resources, while Western consumers demand Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) from retail brands.

As a discussion within the Chamber’s Quality & Compliance Forum, we invite you to join us for a conversation with Dr. Grönwall who will touch upon key findings of the study and share about:

1. How has the area's industrial revolution of the last 25 years affected local living conditions?

2. How are environmental technical requirements, such as Zero Liquid Discharge perceived?

3. Do courts take environmental considerations at the expense of economic conditions?

4. How well do the CSR indicators that Western companies use reflect local conditions?

This session is being organized jointly by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce India along with the Embassy of Sweden in New Delhi.

DATE & TIME: Friday, February 2 09.00 - 11.00 Hours

VENUE: SCCI Office, C/o Business Sweden, Embassy of Sweden, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi

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