Environment

Throughout are manufacturing process we aim to avoid, minimize and mitigate environmental impacts.

Biodiversity

We believe that rich biodiversity plays a vital role in creating a healthy and sustainable environment.

Hayleys Fabric is committed to conversing and promoting biodiversity at our manufacturing plant, and we continually encourage our employee and stakeholders to do the same.

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Organic Farming

We educate our employees on the importance of creating a sustainable environment.

Our staff are engaged in organic farming to demonstrate the importance of maintaining the long-term fertility of the soil, as it’s one of the most important resources. In our organic farm we aim, as far as possible, for a closed system. External inputs and waste outputs are kept at a minimum. The harvest of the organic farm is shared among staff, themselves.

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Energy

We aim to reduce our energy use by introducing energy efficiencies in to our operations.

Reducing the amount of energy we use can help us to minimize our carbon footprint and would provide economic incentives, as energy accounts for a significant portion of our cost of production. We continuously look for ways to make our operations more energy efficient by reducing the amount of energy we need to produce our fabric.

Energy management is a key focus area and a number of initiatives have been taken to shift to a greener source of energy. We have taken measures to minimize the usage of energy through the following actions.

  • Reduce Furnace oil consumption by shifting to greener source of energy, such as Biomass
  • Power factor correction
  • Rationalization of Boilers and the regular Tuning of Burners
  • Introduction of Variable frequency motors and drives to reduce power consumption
  • Insulate Pipes, Valves, and Flanges
  • Optimizing the Compressed air system
  • Eliminating inefficient lighting and increasing use of energy efficient lighting and natural light
  • Introduction of new energy efficient production machinery

HF’s Energy Policy elaborates on the requirement within our code of conduct to develop and sustain an energy management system.

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Water

We recognize the importance of managing fresh water use and water discharges in our manufacturing process.

Water is a material aspect to Hayleys Fabric, as our fabrics cannot be produced without significant quantities of water, especially in the dyeing process. Consequently, every effort is been made to ensure that we minimize the usage of water in a conscious manner.

Hayleys Fabric withdraws fresh water from the river - Kalu Ganga, that runs adjacent to the factory. We evaluate the risks of wastewater disposal and the long-term social and environmental impacts on use of local water resources. Number of measures have been taken to minimize the water withdrawal and efforts have been made to maintain the quality of discharged water below regulatory requirements.

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Greenhouse Gas emissions

Hayleys Fabric consumes a significant amount of energy in our production process. We aim to minimize greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through operational energy efficiency, reductions in flaring and venting, and by factoring a carbon cost into our investment appraisals. Reduction in furnace oil consumption through improving Boiler efficiencies and introduction of Battery operated material handling equipment are some of the measures we have taken.

Waste Management

Disposal of waste impacts the communities we live-in and the environment.

Effluent disposal

Hayleys Fabric over the years has continuously made investments to upgrade our effluent treatment facility. All treated water is checked in house. Regular checks are carried out by external independent agencies such as the Central Environment Authority (CEA), the Water Board and the Board of Investment (BOI) to ensure that the water we discharge to the environment is harmless.

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Solid waste

Solid waste has a significant impact on the environment degradation caused by landfills and contamination of soil. We, Hayleys Fabric, do not dispose solid waste directly. Waste from our water treatment plant is collected by Geo Cycle for safe disposal.

Waste yarn and fabric is inevitable in the fabric manufacturing process. We don’t use them for landfilling. These waste yarns and fabrics are sold to villagers for a nominal value, who uses them for cottage industries, such as making wicks for oil lamps, rugs and other products. This has facilitated development of livelihoods for people in the village making articles for household use.

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Sustainable Raw Materials

Cotton and polyester yarns are the main two raw materials we use. Our aim is to source all cotton yarns from sustainable sources and to source recycled polyester for synthetic fabric we produce. We at Hayleys Fabric encourage our customers to use sustainable raw materials that come from sustainable sources, such as Better Cotton, Organic cotton and Recycled cotton, at all times.

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  • Hayleys Fabric PLC.
    Narthupana Estate, Neboda, Sri Lanka.
  • +94 (0)34 2297100
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