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Sri Lanka knitwear maker to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Nov 15, 2011 (LBO) - Textured Jersey Lanka, a Sri Lankan knitted fabric maker supplying apparel exporters, has begun work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, aiming to meet a global standard that enables emissions trading. A manufacturer of weft-knitted and dyed stretch fabrics, Textured Jersey is a supplier for international brands like Victoria's Secret, Marks & Spencer and Intimissimi. The company said in a statement it will make manufacturing process improvements leading to compliance with the ISO 14064 environmental standard on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Textured Jersey Lanka has entered into an agreement with Somarathna Consultants for technical advice and support for the initiative.

"The ISO 14064 standard provides businesses and other organisations with an integrated set of tools for programmes aimed at measuring, quantifying and reducing Greenhouse Gas emissions," it said.

This enables firms to take part in emissions trading schemes using a globally recognised standard.

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