WWF-Cambodia Partnership with Global Retailer H&M
The project is designed to contribute to the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) by promoting the use of sustainable energy materials in the textile industry and supporting the resilience of ecosystem services through a landscape/jurisdictional sourcing approach in the Eastern Plains Landscape (EPL).
SCALE is currently in its initial phase of implementation which takes steps in attempting to solve the current challenges in H&M’s supply chain. These include addressing current CO2 emissions, an untraceable supply of wood materials, potential contribution to the high rate of deforestation in Cambodia, and limited environmental regulations coupled with low enforcement capacity which fails to effectively govern the impact of the garment manufacturing sector on conservation efforts.
There is a lot of potential for SCALE to make positive changes in the garment manufacturing industry and improve the sustainability of retailer supply chains. Watch this space for more updates on this exciting new project!