Commitment to sustainability is paying rich dividends for Pratibha Syntex Ltd (PSL)!
India’s one of the most sustainable manufacturing companies has been honoured with ‘Supplier of the Year Sustainability 2019’ award by an elite brand Woolworths.
The award was received by Ratika Kotwale, Marketing Manager of Pratibha Syntex.
She was presented the award during the annual FBH Supplier Conference where around top 40 Woolworth suppliers and stakeholders were present and suppliers were recognised for their performance and contribution to Woolworths’ business.
“Sustainability is at the core of PSL’s business strategy. All our endeavours are towards maximising social impact and minimising environmental impact. We have introduced Women Empowered Initiative, wherein women from far flung areas are brought to the campus and imparted textile manufacturing skills like spinning and sewing. After training they are inducted into the company’s manufacturing processes. The trainees are provided free lodging and boarding facility and, to give them a home away from home, PSL organises festival celebrations, sports events, health sessions, health check-up camps, etc.,” said Atul Mittal, ED, PSL.
He further added “Under Vasudha Swaraj initiative of PSL, we are working on holistic development of farming communities. The farmers, associated with PSL, are imparted organic cultivation training and techniques to develop quality organic seeds and manure.”
Talking more about company’s effort for sustainability, he added that PSL played pivotal role in developing C2C Gold certification range. Committed to reducing the environmental impact, PSL has been recycling 100 per cent of water through its state-of-the-art Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) and four stage RO (capacity of 2MLD), thus recovering 97 per cent of water, which is infused back into the manufacturing processes. Remaining 3 per cent of water gets evaporated by three-stage multi-stage evaporators.
“In the process of recycling of water, we have reduced its fresh-water consumption from 1,400 KL per day in 2010-11 to 500 KL per day as on date,” informed Amrit Pal Singh Chhabra, Engineering Head of the company.