Interview with Dr. Gordon YEN

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Dr. Gordon YEN
Dr. Gordon YEN
Executive Director
Fountain Set (Holdings) Limited
Fountain Set (Holdings) Limited

Recently you have been accredited with a ‘Green Medalist’ award. Please share us your viewpoint on the environmental protection. What important aspects should be taken into consideration?

Fountain Set believes environmental protection has great social value and great influence on our industry’s development, which motivates us to strive for better sustainable operating practices. The “Green Medalist” award and a “3 Years + entrant” award accredited in the Hang Seng-Pearl River Delta Environmental Awards 2010/11 by the Federation of Hong Kong Industries and Hang Seng Bank was not the only award that recognizes Fountain Set’s effort and success in environmental protection. In the WWF Low Carbon Manufacturing Programme (LCMP) 2011, Dongguan Shatin Lake Side Textiles Printing & Dyeing Co., Ltd. (“Lake Side”, a subsidiary of Fountain Set in China) was accredited a “Gold Label”, a leap from the “Certified Label” in 2010. Fountain Set’s investment in environmental projects will not be linked directly to revenue but will continue to be towards making all of our businesses the best neighbours they can be. Fountain Set supports green production in a diversity of ways including conserving water and electricity, reducing waste in our mills and offices. Fountain Set supports the national policy in terms of environmental protection, such as constructing an environmentally friendly industrial park and investing in the construction of a new integrated wastewater treatment plants in Dongguan, China. In which these practices will meet the government’s latest requirement and increase the strength and orientation of the water reuse.

Which latest technology in fabric, reigns in to your kingdom?

1) Fabrics of Multi-function (or performance) in one, say 5in1, these performance include good color fastness, good appearance, wrinkle-free, low shrinkage, and stain-release. Up to present this year, Jiangyin Fuhui Textiles Limited (“Jiangyin”, a subsidiary of Fountain Set in China) has finished about 350,000 lbs of this product. 2) Cotton based Moisture management fabric by using both hydrophobic and conventional cotton yarns and construction design for quick dry or one way moisture transfer. Up to present this year, Jiangyin has finished more than 150,000 lbs of this product.
Published on: 30/05/2012

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