Treating water with respect
Saving water in Bangladesh
We are monitoring water consumption in each process and reduction targets will be set across the textile production process, from bleaching to printing and dyeing. We’ve also identified several points where wastewater could be recycled and used elsewhere in the plant and will run pilot projects to test potential solutions and savings.
IMPROVING WATER TREATMENT IN BANGLADESH
In partnership with GIZ (German International Zusammenarbeit, a sustainable development consultancy), we’ve created a 60-hour training course for wastewater plant operators and managers working at our supplier sites.
The course helps IKEA suppliers manage their wastewater more effectively, enabling them to meet IKEA IWAY supplier code of conduct requirements. Five suppliers participated in last year’s pilot programme and 15 people were certified.