“CPI2 fulfils all needs of a useful environmental tool: Impact-oriented, easy to use, enabling and ownership-generating.”

Stefan Dierks, Category Leader CR Product & Strategy at Tchibo

Success Story: Jinnat Knitwear Ltd. / Bangladesh

The factory Jinnat Knitwear Ltd. worked with the CPI2-webtool successfully and implemented energy saving measures with pioneer character in Bangladesh. For its outstanding commitment, Jinnat Knitwear Ltd. was given the "CPITop Factory Award" in 2014. The following list represents a few highlights of the various measures taken in 2013: 

  • Monthly staff meetings on saving energy
  • Installation of 300 LED-lamps
  • Training for all truck-drivers on fuel-efficient driving
  • Sub-contractor policy regarding energy efficiency
  • Systematic implementation of recommendations given by CPI2

In total, the factory achieved savings of 900 tons of CO2 and US$ 68,000 of energy costs. Most of the implemented measures pay back their initial investment within just a few months.

Practical advice for factories how to improve environmental performance

Any factory will benefit from optimized costs and improved processes


CPI2 is a knowledge platform for factories with access to a systematic analysis on environmental performance. It helps factories to identify improvement potentials and provides concrete guidance to take action. 

Factories will be able to harvest “low hanging fruits” by implementing no cost measures that will have immediate improvements and savings. Moreover, factories will achieve an advanced level of environmental performance by using CPI2 continuously. 

CPI2 is tailor made for textile and shoe factories – further sectors will follow in due course.

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Success stories from CPI2 factories

  • Universal (Zhongshan) Garment, China

    Universal (Zhongshan) Garment, China

    The factory had excessive steam from ironing section which has been unused and was released outside. They installed a hot water tank to recover the excessive steam. It is now used for the dormitory. Energy use of the boiler for hot water supply of dormitories has been reduced by 65%.


    Investment costs: US$ 2,900
    Annual savings: US$ 4,400
    Pay-Back: 8 months

  • Dinsen Enterprise, Vietnam

    Dinsen Enterprise, Vietnam

    Dinsen found out that the air compressor was running inefficiently on varying load and speed. Dinsen installed a Variable Speed Drive (VSD). A VSD is a electronic motor control for optimal running. It has saved 26% of electricity use of the compressor. Moreover, it reduced power factor in the electrical circuit.


    Investment costs: US$ 2,000
    Annual savings: US$ 2,200
    Pay-Back: 11 months

  • Himanshu Apparels, India

    Himanshu Apparels, India

    Himanshu started with installing more efficient tubes with electronic ballast and proper reflectors in one working area as a pilot. After successful implementation, lights were replaced in all areas throughout the factory. Himanshu also evaluated, where lights can be switched off because enough daylight is provided.


    Investment costs: US$ 2,600
    Annual savings: US$ 5,100
    Pay-Back: 7 months

  • Taizhou Hongfei Garments, China

    Taizhou Hongfei Garments, China

    The factory evaluated areas for improvement by the CPI2-webtool systematically. As one recommendation, lighting in finishing area has been improved: existing T8 tubes have been replaced by more efficient T5-tubes with reflector for optimal lighting.


    Investment costs: US$ 680
    Annual savings: US$ 320
    Pay-Back: 2 years

  • Warsaw International, India

    Warsaw International, India

    Warsaw International installed a 1 MW solar facility on the rooftop. It is synchronized with the diesel generator. It produces 5,000 kWh electricity per day and saves more then 30% of diesel fuel for the generator. Additional revenue is generated through selling Renewable Energy Certificates.


    Investment costs: US$ 1,200,000
    Annual savings + revenue: US$ 380,000
    Pay-Back: 3.3 years

Success Story: A garment producer in Bangladesh



    A garment manufacturer in Dhaka, Bangladesh, was visited by CPI2 in November 2012

    Running costs for energy (Electricity, gas, diesel): US$ 500,000

    The factory went through the CPI2 process and received a recommendations report with suitable energy saving measures



    After analysing the hot-water-system, the factory decided to install a heat exchanger to recover heat from hot waste-water for boiler system.

    Energy Saving:   20%
    Total Costs savings:   US$ 35,000
    Total CO2 savings:   650 tons



    The typical leakage rate of factory without regular leak detection is 20 to 50%. Therefore the factory established a regular leakage detection for the entire compressed air system.

    Energy Saving:   5%
    Total Costs savings:   US$ 2,500
    Total CO2 savings:   21 tons



    For a optimized running of sewing machines, the factory replaced clutch motors by more efficient servo-motors.

    Energy Saving:   40%
    Total Costs savings:   US$ 1,300
    Total CO2 savings:   10 tons



    The factory was able to reduce its energy costs per piece by 15%.

    All improvement measures together the factory reduces easily 800 tons of climate-damaging CO2.