Plant - Environment

Energy and water conservation

Energy Conservation

Being aligned with environmentally friendly energy, we source energy from biomass, electricity, solar, furnace and diesel. The electricity comes from the national grid and 30% generated through solar power and 5% from diesel.

Energy Efficiency – higher production per energy unit is achieved.

ENERGY SOURCE UNIT 2016 2017 2018
ELECTRICITY (KW) KW 726,327 775,432 829,149
DIESEL (L) L 15,620 20,489 18,211
WOOD (KG) KG 4,481,781 3,856,277 3,983,688
BRIQUETTS (KG) KG 140,086 111,661 137,612
FURNACE OIL (L) L 18,022 56,010 71.928
PRODUCTION PCS 3,415,904 3,631,961 5,335,140
Renewable Energy

The investment in 212 kWh solar power electricity project has facilitated more than 30% of our daily electricity consumption.

This helps us to reduce 220 Tons per annum of CO2 emissions to the atmosphere.

Water Conservation
SOURCEUNIT201620172018
WATER (M3)M3217,895201,182201,073
PRODUCTIONPCS3,415,9043,631,9615,335,140

Our business depends entirely on the ample supply of water, which is used as the primary source in the garment dyeing and washing process. Therefore it is our imperative responsibility to use this resource efficiently, minimizing/eliminating wasteful processes. To achieve the said purposes we have initiated “WATERLESS”. This initiative is well underway to generate significant cost savings in our business.

Global Standard

Higg Index

The Higg Facility Environmental Module (Higg FEM) is a sustainability assessment tool that standardizes how facilities measure and evaluate their environmental performance, year over year.

The Higg FEM is designed to:

  • Measure and quantify the sustainability impacts of a facility
  • Reduce redundancy in measuring and reporting sustainability performance
  • Drive business value through reducing risk and uncovering efficiencies
  • Create a common means and language to communicate sustainability to stakeholders

The Higg index measures:

  • Environment management systems
  • Energy use & Greenhouse gas emission
  • Water Use Waste water/ effluent
  • Emissions to Air
  • Waste Management
  • Chemical Management
Our results
2017 self-assessment average score is 68%

Chemical Management
Biodiversity

Chemical Management

Zero Discharge Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC)

Our Sustainability plan puts responsible chemical management at the very center. With this focus our processes are now fully integrated with the ZDHC programme, strengthening our grasp of creating a non-toxic future. Adherence and conformity to such far-reaching aspects mean that we commit ourselves to future elimination of hazardous chemicals in our processes, and improve safety levels of wastewater. As a natural extension of activity we incorporate data monitoring and disclosure. This aspects further uplifts standards and industry-wide regulation to be implemented across production platforms.

CleanChain

We achieved distinctive process efficiencies and transparency with the migration to ‘CleanChain’ in 2017. This meant that the manual process that were in place since 2014 were abandoned and a lean, efficient and more transparent fully-automated chemical inventory process was in place.

With this implementation, real-time visibility of chemical use in the supply chain became a possibility. Cross- customer process interlink, faster responses to inventory requirements resulted in accurate production scheduling. We have also automated the complex tasks of tracking, managing and reporting compliance with Manufacturers Restricted Substance Lists (MRSLs) with the additional benefit of significant reduction administration costs in manual collection of supply chain data.

Biodiversity

Coming forward with sense and commitment towards protecting the environment, Dynawash fully endorses activities in the varied aspects of biodiversity and nature conservation.

The company from the very inception has initiated and supported tree planting campaigns. Educating a wide-spectrum of stakeholders and interest groups, the company’s effort has helped in significant measure to build awareness and engagement in identified areas for tree planting and reforestation.

Along the banks of the Kelani River, where it is identified as hotspot for conservation efforts and preservation of bio diversity, company has focused keen interest in community engagement. Sponsoring projects financially and through volunteer effort of employees it continues progrmmes through community leadership, schools and interest groups.

As a more recent development and focus aspect Dynawash is evaluating the possibility of actively engaging in Mangrove Ecosystem protection. Supported by the evidence of depleting coverage of mangrove ecosystems in Sri Lanka and the scientifically proven environment benefit mangrove ecosystems could reduce/ mitigate climate vulnerability and risks, and increase resilience to climate change impacts due to the inherent quality of mangrove ecosystems to sequestrate and store significant amounts of coastal blue carbon from the atmosphere and ocean, this seems a high-impact cause to pursue.