The award was presented by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who graced the occasion, at which the country's highest Environmental Awards are presented. The ceremony was organized by the Central Environment Authority of Sri Lanka under the Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy, with an aim to recognize and reward business entities that contribute towards eco-friendly environments through excellence in Green practices, strategy and better products. Entities and agencies are nominated and then evaluated on stringent conditions such as Environmental Pollution Control, Cleaner Products, Waste and Resource Management etc. Textured Jersey is Sri Lanka's leader in Sustainability initiatives within the Textile domain. In addition to pioneering many revolutionary Green practices in better production processes, eco-friendly waste management and reduced energy consumption, the company has a string of awards which complements its work and demonstrates its passion and commitment towards these aspirations. It is also the first local corporate to publish a Greenhouse Gas Emission report.
"Being among the Top 50 Public Companies in Sri Lanka, and the only Textile company with a demonstrated commitment towards sustainability, we are deeply honoured by the recognition we have received for our significant contribution towards improving and protecting our environment," said Pubudu De Silva, Chief Operating Officer - Production at Textured Jersey.
He also thanked the team at Textured Jersey for their efforts in implementing measures to minimize effects on the environment, while deliberately taking added measures to protect it.
"This award further encourages us to provide our customers with cutting-edge innovation when it comes to our sustainability initiatives, and to support our ongoing efforts to make the world a better place," he added.
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