Star Garments, which has the distinction of being one of the largest clothing firms in Sri Lanka, has gone CarbonNeutral-certified.
The firm earned this certification yesterday (30 January) from the Sustainable Future Group (SFG).
SFG, notably, is a Sri Lanka-based sustainability verification and certification body.
This certification is given by Natural Capital Partners to those firms that have minimised their carbon footprint to net zero in accordance with The CarbonNeutral protocol.
Elated over company’s commitment to sustainability, A. Sukumaran, MD, Star Garments, said “These days end consumers are more concerned about the making of products. Customers look to purchase goods that are manufactured ethically and sustainably.”
He added that Star Garments, owned by American firm Komar, was committed to minimising carbon emitted in its operations by investing in carbon credits.
Sanith de S. Wijeratne, Chief Executive of the Carbon Consulting Company, said that the Sri Lankan firm had achieved carbon neutrality in short time.
The company, reportedly, achieved carbon-neutral status 2 years ahead of schedule.