Jost Wagner moderates the 10th Asian Dialogue

We would like to draw your attention to the next session of the online seminar series by GIZ FABRIC on different aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the textile industry. This session will be moderated again by our founder and managing director Jost Wagner. COVID-19 has created a number of sustainability problems for brands and suppliers in the textile and garment industry, not the least of which is maintaining oversight of existing social and environmental programs. In response to this, many companies have reduced or suspended worker training programs, supply chain audits, or other initiatives. In the absence of physical management, companies are examining the possibilities with greater urgency of handling tasks remotely, resulting in the acceleration in the adoption of digital tools. What options are there when it comes to digital oversight? In the tenth online seminar, jointly organized by GIZ FABRIC and ILO’s Decent Work in Garment Supply Chains Asia project, we will hear about two digital solutions, one related to workplace training and the other to chemical management, as well as from a manufacturer on how they use digital tools. What has changed in times of COVID-19, and how can companies best manage the fast acceleration of those changes?