84. Decarbonization – Three Manufacturers on Whether They Have Mapped Pathways for Achieving their Decarbonization Targets

Do apparel manufacturers have mapped pathways for achieving their decarbonization targets, or not? This episode features responses to this question from three different manufacturers: Mustafa Ahmad the General Manager of Sustainability for US Apparel & Textiles in Pakistan, Krishna Manda the Vice President of Corporate… [...]
15 Nov 2022
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84. Decarbonization - Three Manufacturers on Whether They Have Mapped Pathways for Achieving their Decarbonization Targets
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This is the fourth episode in a mini series on decarbonization.  Do apparel manufacturers have mapped pathways for achieving their decarbonization targets, or not? This episode features responses to this question from three different manufacturers: Mustafa Ahmad the General Manager of Sustainability for US Apparel & Textiles in Pakistan, Krishna Manda the Vice President of Corporate Sustainability for Lenzing, and Matthew Guenther, the Director of Environmental Sustainability for TAL Apparel.

Their short answer? No. But I want to make sure there’s no misunderstanding. These individuals care deeply about the state of the planet and the companies they work for are doing a lot to tackle climate change. Their answers aren’t about a lack of intention or commitment to the cause. Instead, I would describe their answers more as an act of desperation. A cry for help. An attempt to get a world busy congratulating itself on setting ambitious reduced greenhouse gas emissions targets to sit up, pay attention, and have a real conversation about what hitting these targets will actually require from brands, governments, and manufacturers alike.

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