Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Hirdaramani Group gets net-zero status of GHG emissions

Hirdaramani Group gets net-zero status of GHG emissions

21
May '19
Pic: Hirdaramani Group
Pic: Hirdaramani Group
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from energy use at Hirdaramani Group’s Sri Lankan apparel vertical have attained a net-zero status. This has been externally validated, considering overall emission reductions stemming from investments in renewable energy, and the actual emissions from energy use in their apparel manufacturing operations in Sri Lanka.

The quantification has been done using ISO 14064 standards. ISO 14064 1 and 2 standards specify principles and requirements at organisation and project levels for quantification and reporting of (GHG) emissions and removals.

As the first stage of this processes, Hirdaramani engaged the Carbon Consulting Company (CCC) - Southeast Asia’s leading provider of carbon management services — to conduct a GHG assessment of the groups’ Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions as they apply to the apparel sector and renewable energy sector respectively.

CCC calculated the overall environmental impact of the group’s 19 factories spread across Sri Lanka at an individual factory level. Separately, they conducted an assessment of three wind power plants located in the Puttalam district generating 29.7 MW of energy. The projects are jointly owned by the Hirdaramani Group and the Akbar Brothers Group under the JV company WindForce.

Following the detailed assessment by CCC, the Hirdaramani Group submitted both the factory emissions and renewable energy projects for verification and validation by The Sustainable Future Group (SFG), who specialise in verification and certification services for ISO 14064.

The group’s 19 factories were assessed under the ISO 14064 – 1 standard quantifying the emissions from sources owned and operated by each of the factories. SFG also assessed the group’s wind power projects (Seguwantivu – 9.6 MW, Vidatamunai – 9.6 MW and Daily Life Renewable Energy – 10.5 MW) under the ISO 14064 – 2 standard by verifying the GHG emission reductions created by these.

“At Hirdaramani we have a very ambitious sustainability strategy, linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, that has a clear, effective and actionable framework to deliver real results. Climate change is a major global challenge that we all need to address and thus we are proud to have achieved this milestone in our on-going sustainable journey.” said Nikhil Hirdaramani, director, Hirdaramani Group.

Commenting on the achievement, Sanith de S Wijeyeratne, CEO of CCC stated, "For the first time we are seeing a large scale group take measures to substantially, independently and impartially calculate, validate and certify their carbon footprint against the internationally recognised ISO 14064-1 standard while at the same time being able to positively compare this against the quantified and validated emissions reductions that have arisen from the group’s investments in renewable energy, once again using the global ISO 14064 – 2 standard. We are proud to have been part of this singularly unique achievement in the region, in conclusively showing that the group’s overall emission reductions exceed its actual emissions thus creating a net zero status for emissions from energy.” (SV)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

NRF cautions USTR against additional tariffs on PRC goods

Apparel/Garments | On 26th Jun 2019

NRF cautions USTR against additional tariffs on PRC goods

The US National Retail Federation (NRF) recently urged the Office of...

Adverse measures may shut down textile units, Pak PM told

Textiles | On 26th Jun 2019

Adverse measures may shut down textile units, Pak PM told

Representatives of the Pakistani textile and garment export industry...

ICC envoy to UN presents recommendations on e-com at WTO

E-commerce | On 26th Jun 2019

ICC envoy to UN presents recommendations on e-com at WTO

Crispin Conroy, International Chamber of Commerce permanent...

Interviews View All

Evelyne Cholet, UCMTF

Evelyne Cholet
UCMTF

‘France had a reputation of being big in new ideas, but poor in marketing...

Jurgen Gauger, Spreadshirt

Jurgen Gauger
Spreadshirt

‘Buying crowdsourced or creative designs are much more appealing to the...

Headhonchos, Indian fashion industry

Headhonchos
Indian fashion industry

Organic the first choice of any environment-conscious person

Larry Fontana,

Larry Fontana

Italy-based Lafer SpA is one of the most innovative surface finishing...

Liz Manning,

Liz Manning

<div><b>Liz Manning</b>, Business Development Manager at Catexel, has...

Marcus Hardelauf,

Marcus Hardelauf

Germany-based Textechno is one of the leading manufacturers of testing...

Davide Vigano, Sensoria

Davide Vigano
Sensoria

Sensoria is a leading developer of smart garments and IoMe (Internet of...

Razvan Popescu, Directa Plus SpA

Razvan Popescu
Directa Plus SpA

Directa Plus is one of the largest producers and suppliers worldwide of...

Marcel Alberts, Eurofibers

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Seema Agrawal, Artisan Saga

Seema Agrawal
Artisan Saga

Artisan Saga, founded by Kaushik Rajani and Seema Agrawal, is an online...

Jay Ramrakhiani, Occasions Elegance Wear

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Prathyusha Garimella, Prathyusha Garimella

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


June 2019

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search