SDG principles and positive practices adopted by the textile, clothing, leather, and footwear sector in Albania
27 February 2023
In the framework of " Business Partnerships and Solutions for the SDGs" a UN Joint project funded by the Swedish Government (SIDA), the International Labor Organization (ILO) and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) captured the good practices of the TCLF sector into the stocktaking paper “SDG principles and positive practices adopted by the textile, clothing, leather, and footwear sector in Albania”.
Results of a survey show that Albanian enterprises have made progress towards broad integration with global value chains, mainly by working within the framework of the “cut-make-trim” business model and introducing features of “full-package” or own-brand manufacturing. However, the textile, clothing, leather and footwear enterprises in Albania need to take additional steps to address the quality dimensions of jobs in the TCLF sector (working conditions, productivity, occupational safety and health), improve the efficiency of resources use, support the transition to formality and fill existing sector gaps regarding overall cleaner production, including waste management (focusing on separation and recycling), energy efficiency, and water treatment.