Have your say on the draft standard for assessing greenhouse gas emissions from textiles

PAS 2395, Specification for the assessment of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the whole life cycle of textile products is out for public comment until 6 November 2013. 

Used in conjunction with PAS 2050 – the world’s first framework methodology for product carbon footprinting, ISO/TS 14067 or WRI/WBCSD’s GHG Product Protocol, PAS 2395 offers supplemental information allowing those within the textile industry to more effectively assess and reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and impacts. It includes sector specific requirements and related guidance.

Sponsored by Korea National Cleaner Production Center (KNCPC)-Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH) and the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE), the new PAS is being developed to meet the GHG assessment needs of the international textiles industry and is therefore designed to apply globally, reflecting the world-wide span of most textiles supply chains. Contributing to the development of the standard is a versatile Steering Group of international industry experts, GHG assessment practitioners, academia, policy makers and representatives of other key stakeholder groups.

David Fatscher Head of Market Development for Sustainability at BSI says, “This is a great opportunity for stakeholders and members of organizations involved in textile production and retail to demonstrate their commitment to product sustainability, improve relationships with suppliers, identify potential cost savings and efficiencies, and enhance their brand’s reputation. By participating in the public consultation, they can shape the development of the specification so that it reflects on-the-ground experience and specific industry knowledge, thus levelling the playing field and rendering the final outcome more robust and  reliable.”