LAHORE - Chairman All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) S M Tanveer has encouraged textile mills to undertake energy efficiency initiatives to conserve energy and adopt sustainable practices in manufacturing textile goods meant to reach international market place.

Addressing a meeting, he said energy efficiency has become the prime priority of textile industry due to rising energy prices, increased production costs and consumer demands for environment-friendly textile products.

Tanveer further pointed out that modern technologies are entering the market and this is right time for the textile industry to adopt productive energy efficient equipment. In order to deal with emerging challenges, he said, APTMA has already established Sustainable Production Centre (SPC) with the support of GIZ, a German organisation, to improve the efficient use of energy. An Energy Management System (EnMS) has been designed and implemented in 25 textile mills by the SPC to improve the energy efficiency and continuous monitoring of energy performance.