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UNIDO to recommend Brandix Seeduwa as green example

An ecologically friendly factory operated by Sri Lankan apparel manufacturer Brandix was recognised for its track record in employing clean and sustainable best practices by United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) Director General Dr. Kandeh Yumkella during his visit to the factory premises in Seeduwa recently.

Further, according to Dr. Yumkella, who was visiting Colombo for the locally held "9th Asia Pacific Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production", his organisation has plans to "recommend this factory as an example of sustainable production to manufacturers across industries and geographical boundaries".

Meanwhile, this facility, the 130,000 square-foot Brandix Eco Centre, is a Platinum-rated facility under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) system of the US Green Building Council (USGBC). It has also reported a 60% reduction in carbon emissions, 46% energy savings, a 63% lowering of water consumption and zero solid waste to landfills.

This Seeduwa factory has also played a significant role in Brandix's ambition to cut its carbon footprint, across its 27 business units, by 30% in the next two years; this follows a 17% carbon reduction on track to be realised by December of this year.

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