Sri Lanka Brandix says cleaner production makes economic sense

Oct 21, 2008 (LBO) – Sri Lankan apparel exporter Brandix group said its cleaner production efforts are driven not only by environmental imperatives but because they help cut costs and improve efficiency. New manufacturing methods that are cleaner than older ones are motivated by environmental imperatives, Brandix Casualwear Managing Director A J Johnpillai said.

But they also make economic sense as they 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,” Johnpillai said in a statement.

The Brandix Green Plant at Seeduwa, north of Colombo, which has won a national cleaner production award, has been recognized internationally as a model, he said.

The plant 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, the company statement