From the inception of our Sustainability journey in 2008, we have established world-class benchmarks for other manufacturing organizations. In 2008, our Green Factory in Seeduwa was the world’s first apparel manufacturing facility to be rated Platinum under the LEED Green Building Rating System of the US Green Building Council (USGBC), solidifying our commitment towards sustainable practices.
Since then, our steadfast commitment towards minimizing and mitigating our impact on the environment has been recognized through numerous national and international accolades., across our operations in the region. Ten years on, in 2018, our Batticaloa factory was recognized as Sri Lanka’s highest LEED Platinum rated apparel manufacturing facility under the USGBC, and only the second highest rated globally.
With Sustainability ingrained in our DNA at Brandix, these achievements only inspired us to set ambitious goals and targets for sustainable business growth. In another first for Sri Lanka and the global apparel sector, our Batticaloa factory was the world’s first Net Zero Carbon certified apparel manufacturing facility. As a Company, we are truly humbled to be Sri Lanka’s 1st signatory to the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment with the World Green Building Council, aiming to achieve our ambitious targets by 2023.
Our Sustainability strategy is anchored to our Pillars of Air, Water and Earth, which encompass our most significant impacts on the environment. Our team continues to explore new innovations and technology, allowing us to optimize our resource consumption, and mitigate impacts. Across Brandix, our employees remain steadfast in playing our role as a responsible apparel manufacturer, guided by our sustainable best practices.