by Apparel Resources News-Desk
05-March-2019 | 2 mins read
Brandix, the leading apparel manufacturer in Sri Lanka, has marked a notable milestone in its journey towards sustainability by securing the highest LEED Platinum rating in Sri Lanka for its manufacturing facility in Batticaloa under the ‘Industrial Manufacturing’ category. Also, the rating also ranks the Batticaloa facility as the second highest LEED Platinum rated manufacturing facility in the world.
LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, a globally recognised symbol of sustainability achievement issued by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), provides organizations a framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost saving green buildings.
Brandix Batticaloa factory is the largest apparel manufacturing facility within its network in Sri Lanka and provides a livelihood to over 5,000 people from communities in and around Batticaloa.
Commenting on the accomplishment, Iresha Somarathna, Head of Engineering of Brandix Apparel Limited stated that, “Achieving the highest LEED Platinum rating in Sri Lanka for our Batticaloa facility reflects our undeterred efforts to become a truly sustainable Apparel manufacturer wherever we conduct our operations.”
“ We are proud to note that we have generated 8.5MW of renewable energy so far from our envisioned goal of 20MW. We continue with great focus towards securing the No. 1 sustainability ranking for our facilities, as well as achieving the first Net Zero facility in the world, in line with our mission to be the most sustainable apparel manufacturer in South Asia.” – Iresha Somarathna, Head of Engineering, Brandix Apparel Limited
The company’s journey to achieve sustainability across its operations is the highest priority on its corporate agenda, making Brandix a forerunner in the industry.
In addition to this, in 2008, the apparel manufacturing giant inaugurated the Brandix Green Plant in Seeduwa, the world’s first LEED Platinum rated manufacturing facility and a breakthrough event for Sri Lanka.