Sri Lanka Brandix gets latest energy management standard

Chief Regulatory Officer at CSE Renuke Wijayawardhane presenting the listing certificate to Executive Chairperson at Renuka Hotels Shibani Thambiayah

July 20, 2011 (LBO) – Sri Lankan apparel exporter Brandix has got latest global energy management certification less than a month after its release which it said would give the firm a competitive edge as an eco-friendly manufacturer. The Brandix Group claimed it has become the first apparel manufacturer in the world to receive ISO 50001, a stringent Energy Management Systems standard introduced by the International Standards Organisation on June 17, 2011.

Periodic achievements of compliance with the world’s most stringent environmental standards are important milestones in our road map to reaching the highest possible levels of sustainable manufacture, Brandix Director A J Johnpillai said.

They are also critical to positioning the capability and commitment of Sri Lanka’s apparel industry to eco-friendly operations, and represent a significant competitive advantage.

On Thursday July 14, 2011, auditors from Det Norske Veritas (DNV) of the Netherlands confirmed that the Brandix Eco Centre at Seeduwa, a 130,000 square foot ‘green’ factory producing apparel for Marks & Spencer (M&S), was compliant with ISO 50001:2011.

“With this certification, Brandix also became only the third manufacturing entity wor