The Brandix Green Plant in Seeduwa, the world’s first and only Platinum-rated Green apparel factory, clinched the Gold Award at the National Cleaner Production Awards 2008, in recognition of its environment-friendly production practices.
The factory which won the top award in Large Organization category, also received an award for energy efficiency and a Merit certificate for excellence in resources efficiency, at a gala awards ceremony held at Trans Asia Hotel last week, the company said.
The awards recognise organizations that have voluntarily adopted cleaner production to generate demonstrable benefits such as quality improvement, easier penetration of and easier legal and regulatory compliance, new market opportunities, improvements in work environments, better public image and easier legal and regulatory compliance.
Commenting on this latest accolade, Brandix Casualwear Managing Director AJ Johnpillai said cleaner production is motivated by environmental imperatives but also makes economic sense as it could increase production efficiency while minimising waste and emissions.
“Cleaner production increases the productivity of a business by ensuring a more efficient use of raw materials, energy and water and also promotes environmental compliance. The Brandix Green Plant has been recognized internationally as a model for all of these aspects,” he said in a press release.