The Ministry of Industry supports the application of green technology in the textile and textile product (TPT) industry to support increasing productivity while still using an environmentally friendly and globally sustainable approach which is considered capable of spurring effectiveness and efficiency in the production process in the manufacturing sector. "As one of the priority sectors based on the Making Indonesia 4.0 roadmap, the national textile industry needs to improve product quality in a sustainable manner through the application of product quality standards and quality management systems, as well as paying attention to the principles of the green industry," said

the Head of the Agency for Standardization and Policy for Industrial Services ( BSKJI) Ministry of Industry Doddy Rahadi through his statement in Jakarta, Thursday (25/11).

Doddy emphasized that the government's commitment to implementing the green industry in the textile sector has been stated in the Minister of Industry Regulation Number 13 of 2019 concerning Green Industry Standards for the Textile, Dyeing, Stamping, and Refinement Industry.

"The presence of this green industry standard is proof of the government's commitment to fostering national industry towards sustainable development," he said.

The guidance that has been carried out, among others, is related to the selection of raw materials, auxiliary materials, energy, water, production processes, products, packaging, waste, and greenhouse gas emissions.

In addition, coaching is carried out at the company management level, such as policies and organization of strategic planning, implementation and monitoring, management review, corporate social responsibility, and employment.

"Efforts for sustainable development have become a global trend, which need to be observed and adopted by the national industry, including the textile sector," he said.

Therefore, the government is committed to continuing to encourage the national textile industry sector to transform towards industry 4.0 and synergistically meet green industry standards to support sustainable development.

“The National Lighthouse industry, which has transformed industry 4.0, reported efficiencies of up to 70% for non-productive cost expenditures, then 6-15 percent efficiency in production lines, increased productivity up to 4-8 percent, decreased 30 percent reject ratio, 4.8 percent energy efficiency, as well as increasing human resource productivity by more than 12 percent,” he said.

In this regard, the Ministry of Industry will hold a Dissemination of TPT Industrial Technology in 2021 with the theme "Optimizing the Utilization of Sustainable TPT Technology to Support Import Substitution Improvement" to encourage TPT companies in the country to apply green industrial technology.

The virtual activity was attended by 250 participants from the textile industry, associations, local governments, academics, testing institutions, as well as ministries and institutions.

In addition, the Ministry of Industry has initiated an import substitution policy with the aim of improving the national trade balance, especially for raw materials and auxiliary materials which are the backbone of the national manufacturing industry.

The import substitution is expected not only to spur an increase in the consumption of local raw materials and auxiliary materials, but also to spur the national industry in filling the void in the industrial structure that has been filled with imports.

Secretary General of the Ministry of Industry, Dody Widodo, in his presentation conveyed several efforts made by the Ministry of Industry to achieve this, including providing technology incentives through a 4.0 machine/equipment restructuring program in the fabric refinement and fabric printing industry.

Furthermore, the preparation of ready-to-work industrial human resources through vocational education that focuses on high-skill engineers, and increasing connectivity upstream to downstream of the textile industry through the Indonesia Smart Textile Industry Hub (ISTIH) platform which is currently used by 525 textile industries.

"There is also the establishment of the National Lighthouse as a benchmark for the implementation of industry 4.0, as well as efforts to develop an industrial ecosystem for special fiber, high quality yarn, and functional clothing based on polyester, rayon and labor-intensive through the establishment of an Apparel Park in the Batang Integrated Industrial Estate," he said.

According to Dody, the initiation of import substitution policies and optimizing the use of domestic products requires the support of all stakeholders, including the role of the public as consumers who can support them by buying domestic products.

"This support will optimize the program for Increasing the Use of Domestic Products (P3DN)," he said