Hayleys Fabric set a global benchmark in sustainability, bagging the coveted Sustainability Impact Award at the recently -concluded International Quality Awards (IQA) 2022 held in London.
Sri Lanka’s largest textile manufacturer was crowned winner of the new category for its unique processes and procedures established to drive sustainability across its core functions. Held annually, the internationally acclaimed IQA celebrates the achievements of exceptional quality professionals and auditors across the globe.
“Sustainability has always been one of our core values, built into the structure of our DNA by our parent company, the Hayleys Group. Given the textile industry’s environmental impact, we have taken measures to implement the principles of circularity throughout all stages of the value chain, from design to production, all the way to the consumer.
“The introduction of the Hayleys Lifecode, an ESG-driven road map, fine-tuned these processes further, strengthening our commitments to sustainability to bring value to all our present and future stakeholders. As such, we are honoured to have been recognized for our efforts globally and delighted to have showcased Sri Lankan ingenuity on an international platform,” Hayleys Fabric Managing Director/CEO Rohan Goonetilleke said.
Moreover, Hayleys Fabric was recognised for its ESG commitment and alignment with 14 of the 17 UNSDGs, including climate action and water conservation. The manufacturer’s strategic roadmap further emphasises the need to seize opportunities to shape a greener future, a spokesman said.