Net-Zero Pakistan Decarbonizing Pakistan’s  Textile sector 

Net-Zero Pakistan (NZP), a coalition of industrial players primarily in Pakistan’s textile sector, faced challenges of measuring and reporting their Green House Gas (GHG) emissions to set net zero targets aligned with the ambitious Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi). 

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The Pakistan Environment Trust (PET) is a non-profit organization established in 2019, aiming to leverage global capital and expertise to address Pakistan's most pressing climate issues. Its vision is driven by a commitment to tackle the environmental challenges facing the country and its residents, and work towards a better, more sustainable future. 

One of PET's flagship programs is Net-Zero Pakistan (NZP), launched to assist Pakistan's industries in achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. This initiative represents a strategic coalition of companies majorly in the textile sector, public institutions, and experts, all united in their goal to decarbonize Pakistan's economy. The NZP initiative aims to develop a comprehensive road map that supports Pakistan’s private sector in reaching net-zero as quickly and efficiently as possible. 

NZP selected MyCarbon for their comprehensive and practical approach to sustainability, to provide services to five NZP member companies including Lucky Textile Mills Ltd, Liberty Textile Mills Ltd, Alkaram Textile Mills Ltd, Feroze1888 Mills and Yunus Textile Mills Ltd. 

The Next Steps

In response to the Pakistan textile GHG calculation and SBTi submission project, MyCarbon conducted kick-off meetings with key stakeholders of member companies to understand existing data repositories and communicate the data collection process from both a carbon accounting perspective and business perspective to ensure key stakeholder buy in. 

The MyCarbon team employed a comprehensive approach in identifying and defining the scopes of emissions to map the boundaries specific to the textile industry, aligned with the GHG protocol. This was essential to capture the full scope of emissions and relevant exclusions for all Scopes, according to the requirements of clause 4.1 of the ISO 14064-1 standard. Relevant emission factors were sourced from DEFRA for Scope 3, which included Forest, Land and Agriculture (FLAG) emissions, especially in regard to Cotton. Where emissions conversion factors based on spend for the appropriate currency were not available, emissions factors based on other currencies were applied. For the downstream emissions categories such as downstream transportation and distribution, and end of life of sold products, assumptions based on industry average data were used to create weighted average emissions factors. 

The Results

The NZP textile company case study demonstrated the complexities of calculating emissions in a manufacturing business, especially those with a significantly complex Scope 3 textile value chain. 

With the help of MyCarbon, all five NZP member companies have successfully submitted their targets to SBTi for validation in the first half of 2024, with Lucky Textile Mills achieving a significant milestone by having their near-term and net-zero targets officially approved in June 2024.

The innovative solutions and forward-thinking strategies developed serve as an inspiration for companies facing similar challenges and set NZP member companies as a benchmark among industry peers in Pakistan. 

Working closely with MyCarbon Team, we are able to establish a complete strategy and mapping of near term and long term SBTI targets. Their expertise in applying different methodologies for Scope 3 calculations proved instrumental in this process.”

(Mursaleen Usmani, Manager Environment & Sustainability, Lucky Textile Mills Limited)

Collaborating with the my-Carbon team was an excellent experience. They provided exceptional support in reviewing requirements and guiding us to achieve 100% data accuracy. This progressive assistance has enhanced our understanding of the mechanisms involved and solidified our SBTi journey. We trust their expertise for our SBTi submission.

(Raazia Anum, Manager Sustainability & ESG, Yunus Textile Mills)

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