Resource Efficiency

VIP – Vietnam Improvement Project

In March 2017, the Vietnam Improvement Project (VIP) was established, based on PUMA’s partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Vietnam. The project promotes resource efficiency and the use of clean energy at PUMA’s strategic supply chain factories in Vietnam. This project is especially designed for material and component suppliers. It provides in-depth advisory services targeting private sector manufacturing firms to develop exemplary projects on how to reduce energy consumption and CO2-emissions compared to a 2016 baseline. Ultimately, the project shall contribute to a green economy and sustainable footwear and textile industry in Vietnam.

The project’s main activities within the scheduled 18 months will include scoping assessments, baseline assessments, trainings, feasibility studies, and implementation support. Cost-effective measures to avoid Green House Gas (GHGs) emissions, save freshwater, and reduce the use of chemicals, will be implemented by facilitating access to financing from local partner banks or other economic funding sources.

In August 2017, baseline assessments for already eight factories have been conducted that are participating in the VIP project.

SAVE - Sustainable Action & Vision for a better Environment

Herzogenaurach / Ho Chi Minh City, October 10.2016

The SAVE Project on improving Resource Efficiency in the Apparel and Footwear Industry was concluded with the finalization of E-toolkits in English and Chinese languages.

The three-year project was run in partnership with German Development Association DEG, Manila based Asian NGO Assist as well as the brand H&M and 35 suppliers of PUMA and H&M in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China and Indonesia.

During the cause of the project, annual savings worth 4 Mio US$ were uncovered, mainly in the area of energy efficiency. Notably, those savings had an average payback period of under 3 years.

If you want to learn more about the project, please:

  • Watch the Project Video
  • Read the final Project Report
  • Download our Resource Efficiency Guidelines or
  • The SAVE E-Toolkit developed for factories in the Footwear and Apparel Industry.

All SAVE tools are available open source and free of charge.

If you would like to provide any comments on the tools, please contact