Akber (Al) Hakim, MD & CEO of ERI, participated as a special dignitary of the ZDHC Regional Conference South Asia with the theme “Accelerating Sustainable Chemical Management – Connecting the Dots” on 13th of February 2019 in Mumbai, India, hosted by The ZDHC Foundation.
The Conference connected all stakeholders of the textile value chain – including ZDHC Signatory Brands, manufacturers, chemical industry, partner organizations and service providers.
The Conference started with presentations on the ZDHC vision and approach from Frank Michel, Executive Director and on ZDHC’s regional strategy by Christina Raab, Global Implementation Director. A keynote addressed by Punit Lalbhai, Executive Director at India’s premier textile conglomerate Arvind Ltd laid the ground for the sessions of the day.
In this remark, Mr. Akber Hakim emphasized the need for effective chemical management and the elimination of the use of all hazardous chemicals in our production processes along with the need for a circular economy.