- ITS received ‘Finalists – Asia’s Best Stakeholder Reporting’ at the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (organised by csr matters and CSR Works International, Singapore).
- Domestic Textiles Business got CII-ITC Sustainability Award for Domain Excellence- CSR.
- PTS, PTE and ILT: Sustainability Reporting Award 2016 from “NATIONAL CENTER FOR SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING (NCSR)” Indonesia.
Rising energy costs and the energy intensive natureof our products has driven us to explore andimplement energy efficiency measures, this is acontinuous process and targets for energy intensityimprovements which are defined on yearly basisand are part of the sustainability dash board.
We work on projects that decrease environmentalimpacts and strive to improve energy performance.Meeting our needs for a reliable, quality anduninterrupted power preferably from renewablesources remain our focus. Hence, we are utilisingrice husk which is renewable fuel in our power plantboiler for generation of steam that is used in the dyehouse and for yarn conditioning.
We believe that management of energy is theresponsibility of all employees and participate inthe energy management process.
The water consumption at our manufacturing unit ismonitored on a daily basis and annual targets tocontinually better this performance is set.
In FY-15,we have achieved a reduction in water consumed indyeing from 51.6 m3 /ton to 51 m3/ton.We are a zero liquid discharge unit and constantlywork towards improving the recycling rates at ourfacility.
Water withdrawn and recycled
The water consumption at our manufacturing unit ismonitored on daily basis and annual targets aredefined. Since start-up we have continuouslyreduced the consumption of water and during thelast 5 years we have achieved a reduction of 25% inplant water consumption.
The discharged water is adequately treated andsome water is recycled within the facility. Weconstantly work towards improving the recyclingrates, some of the projects that we have worked onare replacing MRVP (monomer recovery vacuumpump) seal of all poly lines including treated and DMwater.
Water consumption and recycle
We understand our contribution and impact onclimate and have since aligned our existingprocesses and initiatives to improve our carbonfootprint. PTE utilises energy resources during itsprocess. The electricity consumed for the processgenerates greenhouse gas emission. We haveundertaken several energy saving initiatives toimprove our greenhouse gas performance, we havealso increased our share of renewable powerpurchase from 40 – 52% in FY 14.
Share of renewable and non- renewable electricity consumption
At Domestic Textiles we have prepared a roadmap for sustainability, in which greener and cleaner future is a critical component. Processes and Plans to achieve “Greener and Cleaner future” are built into our existing management systems. We continuously monitor relevant performance indicators through our sustainability dashboard and its review by the APEX council and work towards achieving the targets.
Our Thai Acrylic Fibre Co., Ltd (is the first acrylic fibre plant in Asia to attain the ISO 14001 Certification for Environmental Management Systems. Since its inception, the plant and its surroundings were designed to follow the highest standards of environmental excellence. The Company has state-of-the-art equipment for emission control and an on-line environmental monitoring system for controlling air, water and land pollutants. Our commitment to the environment is clearly visible in the lush green gardens with colourful blooms, landscaping and fountains surrounding the plant. Continuous R&D and vast environmental expertise make our plants clean, green, safe and environmental friendly. Our acrylic fibre business attaches great importance to environmental preservation and has integrated environmental concerns into every business decision.
ABY™ has a committed strategy for a greener tomorrow which is being implemented at different levels in the business. By nature, the yarn spinning industry is effluent and emission free. For ABY™, corporate responsibility is more than just another business activity and this is reflected in our multiple endeavours related to saving energy, creating value for our customers, happier employees, harmony with our environment and more. We constantly pursue the implementation of state-of-the-art technologies for optimum utilization of power and other natural resources. Regular modernization also ensures that equipment and processes are efficient with minimum wastage of precious energy.