TÜV SÜD, DEG completes Triple C program

16.06.17 Aktuelles, Mitgliederneuigkeiten

On May 4, TÜV SÜD, the Munich-based global testing, certification, inspection and training provider concluded its TUV SUD-DEG TripleC (C-Dialogue Competence Competitive) training program on green business in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Held in cooperation with German Investment Corporation, Deutsche Investitions-und Entwicklungsgesselschaft or DEG, the program provided trainings and seminars for 80 footwear and textile companies operating in West and Central Java on how to be energy efficient and how such practices could lead to cost-savings across the board. The program included hands-on training and transfer of knowledge in the subjects of energy saving, carbon footprint, cycle-analysis for textile and footwear products, as well as alternative energy such as solar PV.

Among a number of conclusions drawn at the end of the program was that a general reduction of energy consumption of between 15 and 35% was possible once the companies had implemented the various energy efficiency techniques. According to TÜV SÜD, such practices could lead to cost savings of around US$50,000 per year. Additionally, the practices further allowed these companies to improve the brand value by promoting its green and more sustainable operation.

“TÜV SÜD realizes that an increase in the electricity tariff for textile and footwear companies is a serious concern for the competitiveness of such companies. This training program was designed to alleviate those concerns within their manufacturing process by helping them figure out the most effective solutions,” said Eric Paulsen, President Director of PT TÜV SÜD Indonesia.

“Our training aims to help local textile and footwear companies to obtain the latest information and knowledge on green business standard practices as well as the current industrial standards. Furthermore, the training identifies inefficiences within the operations, all possible risk potentials, and also equip companies with recommendations on what steps they can take to solve their problems,” added Arief Hendra Ariyana, Deputy General Manager at TÜV SÜD Indonesia.

The program was very well received by its participants. Ramli of PT Panarub said his company was able to save around 650 million rupiah within the last year by implementing TÜV SÜD’s recommendations. A number of the participating companies have also begun using alternative sources of energies.