Desk Report: Recently Bangladesh based clothing manufacturer Echotex joining of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Program as value-chain affiliates. ZDHC is a collaboration of leading textile and footwear brands working to implement safer chemistry practices to protect consumers, workers and the environment.
Echotex Ltd started garment manufacturing in 2008, and textile production in 2009. Echotex is a vertical setup with knitting, dyeing, digital printing, screen printing, washing, laundry, and garmenting facilities.
Planet, People, Product, and Partners are at the heart of Echotex’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Gazipur, Dhaka. Their unique focus on efficiency, productivity, and worker welfare has enabled them to become an industry-leading production partner. Pioneering ethical practices help to safeguard and improve the wellbeing of their growing workforce, while sustainable production processes produce excellent quality products without compromising the environment or their values.
Echotex was the first of its kind in Bangladesh to establish a modern effluent treatment plant (ETP), treating 100% of their wastewater to a standard far above the minimum requirements. Within 6 months of its operation, Echotex received the Bangladesh government’s highest recognition with the National Environmental Award 2010.
We are happy that more and more stakeholders from the chemical and textile industry in the South Asia Region are proactively engaging in the ZDHC Programme and we look forward to working closely with these new Contributors to accelerate the ZDHC Programme in the region said, Prasad Pant Director- South Asia at ZDHC Foundation – Roadmap to Zero Programme.