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Crystal Group achieves 7% reduction in carbon footprint
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The success of Crystal Group
The success of Crystal Group's sustainability programmes is completely dependent on high-calibre people. Courtesy: Crystal Group
Crystal Group, the Hong Kong based garment manufacturer with 20 factories in Asia, has achieved 7 per cent reduction in carbon footprint per garment, the company said in its latest Sustainability Report 2016.
 
The report themed ‘People Count’ is compiled in accordance with the core option of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, which assures its transparency, scope and accuracy.
 
The report explains in detail the Group’s sustainable management approach and its sustainability performance in 2015, and highlights its progress in three main areas: green operations, human capital investment and synergistic partnerships.
 
Under green operations, the report states that the company achieved 7 per cent reduction in carbon footprint, 11 per cent reduction in energy consumption, and 30 per cent reduction in fresh water consumption per garment in 2015.
 
While 39 per cent of total energy used was from renewable sources, 48 per cent of total water used was recycled water. The report also mentions that the company planted 1.7 million trees since 2007.
 
The highlights under human capital investment include setting up new corporate-level Construction and Facilities Team to manage structural and fire related safety risks of all operations.
 
The company invested $18 million in people development, and 26,000 employees or 43 per cent of total workforce participated in development programmes last year. In addition, Gap Inc.’s PACE programme – a female empowerment initiative – was expanded with the commitment to advance the lives of up to 40,000 female workers by 2020.
 
Under synergistic partnerships, the Group has 22 community, industry and academic collaborative partners, and all Crystal’s factories have adopted Higg Index (eco-module). Further, the company is signatory to the Social and Labour Convergence Project facilitated by Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). (RKS)
 
Click here to download Crystal Group's Sustainability Report 2016
 

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