Environment and social management system in textile industries: toolkit and case studies - Projects
Updated : October 2020
An environmental and social management system helps companies to integrate the sustainable rules and objectives into core business operations, through a set of clearly defined, repeatable processes.
This document provides tools to build or enhance the business' environmental and social management system (ESMS) based on International Finance Corporation Performance Standard I. The objective of this article is to demonstrate a technical means of integrating environment and social concerns into the company management to reduce its impact on the environment.
Toolkit comprising sample documents, blankforms, flowcharts, checklists and templates are provided followed by the tools for each of the nine elements in an ESMS. Detailed case studies on two different companies - a fabric manufacturer and an apparel manufacturer who used these tools to develop and implement an ESMS appropriate to the size and nature of their business are provided.