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October 26, 2022

4A Yarn Dyeing joins Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action

4A Yarn Dyeing Ltd is thought to be the world's first outerwear apparel manufacturing company to join the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action convened by the UN to address the fashion sector's climate impact across its entire value chain.

By Laura Husband

Bangladesh’s 4A Yarn Dyeing, which specialises in apparel manufacturing, says joining the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action shows its commitment to a 50% absolute reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030 and becoming net zero by 2050.

4A Yarn Dyeing’s managing director of the team group and BGMEA director, Abdullah Hil Rakib, said: “4A Yarn Dyeing Ltd is very much committed to sustainable production and it’s also one of the trendsetting companies in Bangladesh taking actions for low carbon apparel manufacturing. Bangladesh as you all know is one of the most vulnerable countries of the world to climate change. We joined the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action as we want to be a part of the solution to global warming and climate change, and collaborate with other key stakeholders to succeed in combatting the climate change.”

The Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action recognises the crucial role that fashion plays on both sides of the climate equation and since its launch in 2018, more than 100 fashion and apparel brands have become signatories for the initiative, including: Adidas, Burberry, Gap Inc, H&M GROUP, InditexKering, Levi Strauss & Co, and PVH Corp, the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BGMEA), Crystal International Group and Fashion Revolution.

Aligned with the goals of the Paris Agreement, the Charter contains the vision for the industry to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and defines issues that will be addressed by signatories, ranging from selection of climate friendly and sustainable materials to decarbonising the production phase of the supply chain.

To make concrete progress several technical working groups have been established in which signatories work to define steps for implementation and 4A Yarn Dyeing Ltd has become a member of the working group-3 (manufacturing/energy) and working group-4 (policy engagement).

Sectors engagement lead of UN Climate Change Global Climate Action, Lindita Xhaferi-Salihu, said “I congratulate 4A Yarn Dyeing Ltd for being a signatory of this important charter, which represents a unique commitment and collaboration from an array of fashion leaders. This charter aims to connect the fashion industry united in important climate work.”

BGMEA president Faruque Hassan, added “BGMEA is a Supporting Organisation of Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action. Now the fact that member factories of BGMEA are also coming forward to join the Charter is evidence of the Bangladesh apparel industry’s steady strides towards sustainability.”

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