Crystal International Group Limited has taken one more significant step to extend its efforts towards creating more sustainable environment!
The Hong Kong-based manufacturing company recently signed the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action under the United Nations Climate Change.
According to the signed Charter, Crystal International partners with around 150 signatories and supporting organisations that include renowned brands and organisations in the fashion and apparel industry.
All the partner companies are now committed to reducing 30 per cent aggregate GHG (Green House Gases) emissions by 2030 and setting a decarbonisation pathway for the apparel industry by drawing on methodologies from the Science-Based Targets Initiative.
Additionally, the companies are also committed to pursuing energy efficiency measures and renewable energy; tracking and reporting GHG emissions consistent with standards; and moving towards more circular business models.
Catherine Chiu, General Manager (Corporate Quality and Sustainability Department), Crystal International, commented, “It is time for the fashion industry to step up climate actions collaboratively aligned with the goals of the Paris Agreement. We are keen to set an example for others and show our determination to combat climate change. We will engage actively in developing and enhancing the climate action agenda.”
The company will participate in Working Group 1 – “Decarbonisation and GHG Emission Reductions” – and Working Group 3 – “Manufacturing/ Energy.” By participating to these groups, Crystal International aims at developing a practical climate strategy and creating a decarbonisation pathway for the industry, working on the set guidelines under the signed Charter.
It’s worth mentioning here that Crystal International has been working extensively to reduce carbon emission under the 3rd Global 5-year Sustainability Targets and planning to tackle climate risk holistically.
In the ongoing year, the company has completed a study in order to create a roadmap for carbon reduction for long run, whereas, in 2019, it installed a rooftop solar energy system of 600 kW capacity in its intimate factory located in Vietnam, aiming to reduce the emissions by around 500 tCO2e every year.