Birla Century first textile manufacturing plant to achieve LEED & MIG certifications

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2017-10-26 16:00:00 – Mumbai

Century Textiles & Industries Ltd’s unit Birla Century bags LEED & MIG certifications for sustainable textile production. This is the first manufacturing plant in India to achieve LEED v4 certification (gold) and the second manufacturing project to achieve LEED EBOM certification worldwide from United States Green Building Council. LEED v4 is the most rigorous global sustainability certification and is significantly harder than the previous ones LEED v3.

Keeping in view clean manufacturing and sustainable drive among world leaders of textile industry, Birla Century has always been committed towards safe & sustainable manufacturing.

The Made in Green (MIG) tag (a web-based QR code system) by Hohenstein, Germany indicates that labelled textiles are not only tested for harmful substances but also manufactured in environmentally friendly, safe and socially responsible workplaces.

The MIG tag offers visibility to every component of the production system and can be seen by brands/retailers/customers across the globe. Labelled products can be easily traced and tracked, and provides reliable Information to consumers who want to make more sustainable personal purchase decisions.

The advantages of the certifications are protection of environment, socially responsible and safe workplace, efficient & prosperous textile value chain, total transparency, benchmarking of products, sustainable use of materials and resources and eco-friendly production.

President RK Dalmia said that the Oeko-Tex endorsement is a testament to their commitment to sustainable production practices. It allows them to highlight their sustainability credentials to their customers, suppliers and other stakeholders in a credible manner. For their customers in particular, this establishes a firm basis for placing more trust in them as a responsible textile producer.

Dalmia added that Birla Century is committed to develop innovative products and processes that are safe for the consumer as well as the environment through product benchmarking, sustainable use of materials and resources, and eco-friendly manufacturing practices. They have also decided to identify parts of their products with the MIG tag.

The green certifications will provide further impetus to the company’s sustainable journey and help it stand out from the competition. It will also establish a firm basis for placing more trust in the company as a responsible textile producer,

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