Best Practices in Sustainability in Textiles – Tesco PLC

To: Members of the Council

Best Practices in Sustainability in Textiles – Tesco PLC

As part of the ‘Swachhta Pakwada’ initiative, with emphasis on sustainable and environment friendly manufacturing in textiles,  we are sharing herewith the best practise and company road map in Sustainability of Tesco PLC, part of one of the largest affordable fashion brands ‘F & F’ with 526 stores.  Their representative was an invited buyer to ‘Source India 2019’ and they are well aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goals

Zero Discharge of Hazardous chemicals (ZDHC) is one key area which all the wet processing units should look at and make sure the water discharges are not harming mother nature and the environment. Sustainable Raw materials is another key area Tesco Sourcing is looking at, such as BCI, Recycled polyester, Sustainable Man made cellulosic fibers (MMCF) with verification and even sustainable trims.

Tesco Sourcing would like to engage more in Closed loop manufacturing and consumption rather than keeping it open loop. Cradle to Cradle/ reducing waste in the manufacturing is one of the areas to look at.  Transparency & traceability of the same would also come as a priority to make sure all is in order and to validate”.

Members are requested to visit the website of Tesco Sourcing which contains Tesco Sustainability information in all aspects for public facing materials.

Attached herewith is their roadmap on Sustainable manufacturing.

Warm Regards


S. Balaraju
Executive Director

Encl: Sustainable manufacturing

8th Nov 2019