Resource Efficiency

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