Globally, industry is responsible for 22% of all water use. As more countries industrialize, demand is expected to increase significantly.
In order to protect water resources for future generations, UNIDO works to assist developing countries with the transfer of best available technologies and environmental practices to improve industrial water management and productivity.
In Tunisia, 26 companies in the food, leather, textile, chemical and mechanical sectors have been participating in the UNIDO Transfer of Environmentally Sound Technologies programme for the southern Mediterranean (MED TEST II). One of those is New Amico, a jeans manufacturing company founded in 1991 and located in the industrial zone of Moknine in north-eastern Tunisia.
New Amico joined the MED TEST II project to improve its efficiency and environmental performance, the latter being an increasingly frequent request made by customers in Europe.
A series of business networking events were organized by UNIDO between December 2016 and November 2017 within the framework of the SwitchMed programme. As a result, representatives of New Amico established contact with Jeanologia, a Spanish company with more than 20 years of experience in the development of sustainable and efficient technologies for fabric and garment finishing.
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