Home Sustainability DENIM EXPERT LTD. SET AMBITIOUS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS ACROSS THE BUSINESS

DENIM EXPERT LTD. SET AMBITIOUS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS ACROSS THE BUSINESS

DENIM EXPERT LTD. SET AMBITIOUS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS ACROSS THE BUSINESS

Sustainability across the whole scope of our operations is of paramount importance to us at Denim Expert Ltd. and we have recently set ourselves ambitious sustainable development goals, building on initiatives already undertaken by the company and setting targets to realise a more sustainable future for our industry.

In considering these sustainable development goals, we are focusing on 5 key areas of our operations, allocating targets to be achieved based on our 2018 baseline data. The 5 key areas identified are:

  • WATER MANAGEMENT
  • ENERGY SAVING
  • EFFLUENT & EMISSION CONTROL
  • SOCIAL COMMITMENT
  • ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

By setting these targets and by capitalizing on the steps towards sustainable practices that we have already adopted, Denim Expert Ltd. are confident that we will continue to further the cause of producing in the most environmentally sound, socially compliant and transparent manner possible.

As our managing director, MD Mostafiz Uddin explains:

‘Since the foundation of Denim Expert Ltd in 2009, my team and I have strived to provide a structurally sound, safe working environment for our valued employees who are able to enjoy a working atmosphere free from prejudice and to develop their skills, with the full support of the company.

In addition, we aim to manufacture the finest denim product, in a manner that minimizes any negative effects on the environment and is produced in as transparent a fashion as possible for the long-term benefits of our employees and the wider society in general.. The targets that we have set will allow us to monitor our continuing efforts to realise a more sustainable future’.

WATER MANAGEMENT:

Water is a precious resource. It is our duty to ensure that we manage its use efficiently, especially given the global water crisis and its scarcity in certain parts of the world.

In recognition of the value of water, not only in our industry but to the surrounding community as well and the global water crisis that we face, Denim Expert Ltd. have agreed a stringent set of measures to be implemented to reduce our water usage throughout our operations:

Continuing to introduce new, more water efficient processes and technology following our philosophy of ‘Less is More’ in respect of water consumption. (for example, accelerating the use of low liquor dyeing and water recycling).

Investment in digital technology to help improve the efficiency of our processes in our laundry facility.

Continuing our programme of rain water harvesting for use in or laundry facility.

Improving our management processes to help identify excess use of water and to raise awareness amongst our employees.

DENIM EXPERT LTD. SUSTAINABLE TARGET:

By 2022, we will reduce the amount of water used per kilogram of garments in production  to 80 litres/ KG, a 22% reduction in water usage compared to our 2018 baseline data.

ENERGY SAVING:

Society’s reliance on fossil fuels is impacting our environment and contributing to greenhouse gases. It is our responsibility to reduce our emissions and ensure efficient use of renewable energy by:

Implementing increased monitoring of appliances and targeting activity to improve the overall energy efficiency of our operations.

Identifying opportunities to save energy, through changes to technology or manufacturing processes, including the use of natural & LED lighting and the upgrading of inverters in our washing plant.

Investing or collaborating in new renewable energy, either to generate the heat required for our processes or to generate the electricity we need to power our business.

DENIM EXPERT LTD. SUSTAINABLE TARGET:

By 2022, we aim to be sourcing renewable energy wherever feasible in our operations and have set a target of 1.35 kWh/ Kg in energy used for each product, a 23.5 % reduction compared to our 2018 baseline data.

Denim Expert Ltd. have joined the Fashion Industry Charter for ClimateAction. We have pledged to limit our Green House Gas (GHG) emissions & support the world reaching climate neutrality by 2050.

EFFLUENT & EMISSIONS CONTROL:

Denim Expert Ltd. make every effort to ensure that any water that we us in our garment processing is safely treated to minimize any environmental impact.

While we seek to optimize our processes, we will always generate some wastewater and some of this will be discharged into the environment. We have strict internal and external standards to which we adhere, to protect our local environment and avoid damage to the watersheds on which both our business and the neighbouring communities depend.

Implementing online, real time monitoring of liquid waste effluent for sites discharging to the environment.

Investing in the construction of new or upgraded wastewater treatments plant at our sites where required.

Recycling water at appropriate sites and developing processes to eliminate waste water.

Continue with the work undertaken with the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Foundation, to improve the environment and people’s well-being.

DENIM EXPERT LTD. SUSTAINABLE TARGET:

By 2020, we will build on Denim Expert Ltd.’s global standards by complying with the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) effluent standards. The total chemical management improvement will be 48 %. against our 2018 baseline data.

SOCIAL COMMITMENT:

Denim Expert Ltd. is a global business that operates in most European countries, with a wide and diverse range of cultures. We seek to create a culture of inclusiveness, honesty, and positive teamwork where each employee can reach their potential in a safe working environment.

High ethical standards underpin the way we do business, as we build trust and ensure fair practices with our suppliers and customers and we will continue:

Implementing fresh health, safety and well-being programmes, including our Journey to Zero goal.

Develop our ‘Doing the Right Thing’ campaign to cover wider ethical and human rights issues.

Applying our Leadership Capability Framework to all employees to enhance development opportunities and continue the training of all employees in inclusion and diversity to enhance our culture diversity.

Globalizing our ‘pockets of brilliance’ so that we have a larger impact in the communities we live and work in.

Digitization of our human resources management processes to enable more efficient and consistent approaches to people management.

DENIM EXPERT LTD. SUSTAINABLE TARGET:

By 2022, we will have ‘Great Place to Work’ and other equivalent awards in process at all our key areas of activity.

By 2022 it is our aim to have all employees contributing in community activities.

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY:

As a company, Denim Expert Ltd. are very conscious of the fact that natural resources are becoming increasingly scarce. Environmental factors and population growth are increasing demand and putting pressure on the ecosystems of which we are all part.

We follow the principles of the waste hierarchy to reduce, reuse and recycle our waste in an efficient and, ultimately, value creating way.

This requires us to use resources efficiently and limit the disposal of waste to landfill.

We have set our sustainable goals to include:

Rolling out our waste management process action plan across all our operations.

Developing new products using recycled materials or product that can be reused or recycled by others.

Working directly with our customers and suppliers to help them improve the sustainability of their products.

DENIM EXPERT LTD. SUSTAINABLE TARGET:

By 2022, we will reduce our waste to 25%, a 17% reduction against our 2018 baseline data.

 

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