South Asia’s leading fabric manufacturer, Teejay has taken the lead in producing green fabric in Sri Lanka. The company earlier entered into a partnership with The Carbon Consulting Company (CCC) to calculate carbon footprint of a selected range of its fabrics… and the consulting firm completely offset the carbon emissions associated with the company’s production process through its UK-based partner – Natural Capital Partners (NCP).
Additionally, Teejay has also brought one of the leading apparel groups in the island, Marks & Spencer (M&S), to quantify, measure and offset carbon emissions associated with a garment produced using a carbon-neutral fabric for Teejay’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection. Employing both local expertise and international standards, Teejay and M&S are working together produce the apparel products in the most sustainable manner.
Rodney Arland, COO – Marketing, Teejay underlined, “Sustainability is a key pillar on which we build our strategy and this revolutionary new product is yet another demonstration of our leadership in this arena. We are proud to work with these global partners to make the world a greener place.”
The company, which was named amongst the 2016 Forbes list of Asia’s Top 200 Companies under Billion US dollars category, has set ‘sustainability initiatives’ as its long-term plan to remain competitive in the global market while staying true to the nature.