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Industrial Emissions, Energy & Climate Change

The European Best Available Techniques reference documents (BREFs) provide a description of industrial processes, their respective operating conditions and emission rates. 


The European Union Member States refers to BREF to authorize and monitor industrial manufacturing  and the related emission in the environment.


With its Members, EURATEX works with the EU Joint Research Center, national authorities and NGOs, to develop the new Textile BREF as of 2018.


Developing the new BREF, process 


The Emissions Trading System (ETS) is a cornerstone of the EU's policy to combat climate change and is a key tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.


EURATEX work for correct ETS implementation in finishing activities.




Energy efficiency is of critical importance for the textile and clothing industry and to reduce Co2 emissions. 

The Energy Made-to-Measure campaign has helped three hundred companies to pursue energy efficiency in textile and clothing productions by bringing together resources and projects’ results. 


Tools for energy efficiency in 8 languages 

Results in textile manufacturing

Results in garment manufacturing


More about Energy Made-to-Measure:

What it is? 

Energy Made-to-Measure is an information campaign launched in 2016 to empower over 300 companies, notably SMEs, to become more energy efficient. It collects and brings resources and information to companies, enabling them to take action. 


Tools for companies 

While the campaign funding has been discontinued, the projects’ tools are available for companies in 8 European languages: Bulgarian, Croatian, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Romanian, including: 

·       information on legal aspects of energy efficiency 

·       overview of financial incentives for energy efficiency 

·       self-assessment software tools


Who has been involved?

Energy Made-to-Measure is initiated by EURATEX in collaboration with ENEA and other organisations across Europe, notably partners of three European collaborative projects SESEC (promoting energy efficiency in the clothing industry), ARTISAN and SET (promoting energy efficiency in textile manufacturing).


Collaborations have been launched with both the German textile Machinery Association's (VDMA) Blue Competence initiative and the Sustainable Technologies project  of the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers (ACIMIT). 


More than 1.000 professionals met in 42 public events organized under Energy-made-to-Measure in 10 countries, to learn about opportunities to save energy, cut costs for ever more efficient, sustainable manufacturing - see the events.