To be put in simple words, sustainability is defined as the concept of reusing, recycling, and hence, reducing. In order to create a better tomorrow, businesses and companies encourage their employees to reduce the use of natural resources like water, oil, and land. Instead of these, the products like paper, aluminum are used. When such an emphasis on environmental-friendly practices is created by the textile industries, it results in reduction of manufacturing cost – and, eventually earning the goodwill from their customers.
Sustainable management has garnered immense popularity in the recent years, mainly because of the customers demanding eco-friendly clothing. Moreover, such practices reduce the microfibers present in the air and oceans, owing to create pollution. The main difference has been seen in the vision of the corporate culture. In fact, this new vision has resulted in achieving new sustainable goals too.
We, as a company aim to serve as a roadmap for others to guide on this way, so that other brands start adopting such practices too.
A collaborative approach is highly needed to adapt sustainability in the operations to bring about a transformation in the apparel and textile sector. Manomay Tex India Limited aims to provide a framework which others can also follow by utilizing Water, Energy, Chemical Compliance, Social, Health & Safety, and Waste Management practices.
The chemicals produced by dyeing, washing, and finishing leads to polluting the water bodies. However, we have taken an initiative to reduce such contribution by introducing zero liquid discharge technique. Using the Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) shows our concern about the environmental safety. Water can be reused and recycled by using Reverse Osmosis (RO) and Odor Control System. Apart from that, our production is facilitated by Multi Effective Evaporator (MEE) which removes all the solvents present in water making it pure of all the impurities.
We have taken the initiative to become carbon neutral company. One of the main sources of a company’s carbon emissions into the environment is, usage of electricity. Hence, here in MTIL, we make sure that the electricity is sourced by renewable sources of energy – which is also an essential part of corporate social responsibility. Reusing the condensate recovery, lighting arrangements of the company covered under LED, implementing the solar panel energy system, and planting of more than 5000 trees – all these have been initiated to protect the environment.
Our company holds its policy of respecting every individual worker by promoting health and safety practices. We recognize the need to respect for every employee from top to bottom. Apart from this, we aim to promote both physical and mental health by optimizing a healthy working environment. We believe all humans are equal and there should be no discrimination on the basis of religion, caste, gender. We are strictly against child labor and expect the same from our suppliers and partners. We also provide protective gear to our employees along with daily health check-ups.
Waste management is a process of sorting and controlling how this waste is collected, treated and finally disposed. Textile being one of the most contributing sources of waste, is characterized by mineral oils, dyes, suspended solids and other types of loads. In fact, the chemical-allergic population can grow up to 60% by 2020. Hence, management of raw material and resources can bring profit to organization and help the environment too. To minimize these wastes, MTIL has garneting function which converts used garments to fiber – which is then recycled to denim. To treat caustic, a Caustic Recovery Plant has also been installed. Apart from this, Indigo Recovery Plant is also installed to recycle and the chemical waste. Sewage is also treated by our own Sewage Treatment Plant which is recycled and used again for gardening purposes.
Our company also adheres to the chemical compliances and hence, we comply with GOTS 5.0 Certification and BCI Certification. We are under constant upgradation processes to examine what steps we might need to take to keep minimizing the waste.