EPIC Group, a leading Hong Kong-based apparel manufacturer, and ELEVATE, a renowned supply chain responsibility and sustainability solutions provider, have recently entered into a strategic collaboration to build on the EPIC Group’s prominent position in ethical manufacturing, sustainability and value creation for customers.
The move has come amid a time when the global apparel and textile industry is aggressively working on the commitment towards social sustainability to offer profound opportunity to further foster structural and operational innovation to uplift the quality of life for people and the communities where they live. “Together, EPIC Group and ELEVATE are building a world class social responsibility programme to lead the industry,” said a press release sent by Ranjan Mahtani, Chairman and CEO, EPIC Group to Team Apparel Resources.
It’s worth noting here that EPIC Group has been at the forefront of the garment manufacturing industry since its inception in 1984 and is leading with engineering and operational speed; design; innovation; technology and efficiency to deliver high-quality products to global apparel brands and retailers.
According to Ranjan, the Group has discovered that it could improve and touch lives across its versatile demographics. “Our collaboration with ELEVATE is a testament to our forward-thinking in becoming industry leaders in the area of social sustainability and, most importantly, create a transparent, safe and harmonious environment throughout our manufacturing space,” informed Ranjan.
In order to build a world class social responsibility programme to lead the industry, ELEVATE will use its profound expertise in sustainability service providing to complete supply chain as well as unique insights from its data analytics and global reach of its business will further assist EPIC Group achieve its sustainability goal.
“ELEVATE is excited to work closely with EPIC Group, which demonstrates a mindset that embraces supplier responsibility beyond audit and recognises its value to society,” commented Ian Spaulding, CEO, ELEVATE.
EPIC Group operates manufacturing facilities in 11 locations in South and Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Africa, and oversees presently the quality and welfare of 25,000 workers who produce nearly 90 million garments annually.