Environmental and social standards in Ethiopia’s textile and clothing industry

Objective

Ethiopian companies in the textile and clothing industry increasingly implement environmental and social standards.

Short description

The initiative consists of three fields of activity, each with its own partner(s):

  1. Establishment of consultancy services for companies on environmental and social issues (micro level)
  2. Advisory services for industrial park managers and strengthening the planning and managerial capacities of the state-run Industrial Parks Development Corporation (IPDC) with respect to environmental and social issues (meso level)
  3. Support for state control mechanisms and improving state industrial inspections on compliance with environmental and social standards (macro level)

In the third field of activity, the initiative cooperates closely with ILO. Plans include the option for PPPs to form through cooperation with international purchasers from the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles and through cooperation with local companies.

Achievements

  • Support for private companies and designers from Ethiopia for international events and in securing orders by international purchasers
  • Initiation of sewage sludge regulations for Ethiopia
  • Initiation of chemicals management and training modules for local providers

Title:
Environmental and social standards in Ethiopia’s textile and clothing industry

Country / Region:
Ethiopia

Project running time:
October 2016 – September 2019

Project partners:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), ETGAMA, ETIDI, IPDC, Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Contact:
Ulrich Plein:
ulrich.plein@giz.de
Bruk Mezgebe:
bruk.mezgebe@giz.de
Elisaveta Kostova:
elisaveta.kostova@giz.de

Website

Textile manufacturer in Addis Ababa
© Saskia Wulinghoff

Textile manufacturer in Addis Ababa
© Saskia Wulinghoff

As of: March 2018