Welspun Living is making sustained efforts through positive action to restore ecological balance in the domains of Air, Water and Land. “Restoring Ecosystems” is the goal of all ESG efforts of the Welspun team. The theme aligns with the Groups' philosophy of inclusive growth. Through this campaign we are focused on bringing a positive Change in the state of the environment across the three elements – Air, Water & Land. As a global leader in home textiles with a large customer footprint, aligning with the best global practices to deliver beyond regulatory compliance is a cornerstone of our ESG efforts.
Among three components of Environment - Clean Air for All is a very strategic goal and Welspun accords high importance to taking steps in mitigating air pollution including impacts due to climate change. Climate change: Over the years,Welspun Living has worked tirelessly to reduce its energy & carbon footprint through dedicated efforts towards energy efficiency, cleaner fuels and replacement of virgin raw materials with recycled raw materials. It is monitoring its Scope 1 & Scope 2 emissions and reporting in the public domain. It has also initiated Scope 3 emissions calculation as per the global standards and shall report the same. Read more
Water is a precious and scarce resource and its limited availability is one of the key challenges of today's industry. Akin to climate change challenges, efficient water management needs immediate attention to avoid its pollution, over-allocation and improve equitable access across the globe. Welspun strives to tackle this water challenge given its facilities are located in water-starved zones and processing operations are highly water-intensive, making it imperative to be judicious in its usage. Welspun has implemented a unique project in the area of water management at Anjar through the establishment of a 30 MLD Sewage treatment plant to meet its water requirement. Read more
As a fast-growing home textiles major, the company emphasises on achieving high product quality while creating a positive environmental & social impact. With a view to replace conventional raw materials with Organic & Sustainable raw materials, Welspun Living is consistently increasing its sourcing of BCI (Better Cotton Initiative) & Organic Cotton. The company aims to achieve 100% sustainable cotton including organic, BCI by 2030. There is a concerted effort by the Agronomy team to encourage cotton farmers in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Telangana for enhancing sustainable cotton cultivation by shifting to natural fertilisers & pesticides. These efforts help in improving soil health and enhance organic carbon content of the soil, improving soil fertility and crop productivity. A major program is underway through training of over 14,000 farmers on Good Agricultural Practices that reinforces the sustainable cotton program of Welspun. Read more
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We have installed a 30 MLD sewage treatment plant at Anjar, treating the sewage collected from Gandhidham, Adipur and Anjar towns. The treated water from the plant meets the complete water requirement of our Anjar facility and has made us water sufficient. Through the plant we recycle over 7 billion liters of water annually which is equivalent to New York city’s water consumption for 5 years. We have also developed a Rain water harvesting lagoon at Anjar which helps in collecting the rain water and use in our facility.
As a leading textile brand in the world, one of the sustainable practices that we have adopted is around energy conservation which helps in reducing our carbon footprint. Energy conservation efforts include use of energy efficient devices, optimizing HVAC use, use of VFD’s in our operational plants, etc. This has helped in not only reducing the net energy requirement of our operations but has also reduced our GHG footprint. Employees across our operations enthusiastically participate in energy conservation efforts through new ideas and campaigns. The company is also making efforts to include Renewable energy as a part of its energy portfolio which will further reduce its GHG footprint.
We have conducted life cycle assessment (LCA) of our products to understand their impact on the environment at their different life cycle stages. We use the information received from such studies to design better products which leave lesser impact on the environment during their production and use phases. We also use the information to inform our customers on the benefits of such products which reduce environmental impacts.
As a responsible provider of sustainable textiles, we have made consistent efforts to increase green cover in and around our plant areas. We have planted close to 300,000 trees at Anjar with more than 300 varieties of trees. This has improved the overall biodiversity of the region with local tree varieties which attracts the local birds and animal species. The water lagoon at Anjar also attracts migratory birds in the region.
Our manufacturing plants have state of the art equipment and follow world class operational practices. They are certified for various standards like ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, SA 8000, Oeko-Tex -100, GOTS, Higgs Index, etc.
As we focus on reducing our carbon footprint, we have also prioritized the usage of sustainable modes of transportation. Our onsite setup of ancillary supplier units for immediate access also reduces emissions, and our supply chain initiatives have also reduced GHG emissions by 15%. In addition, our Wel-Trak solution ensures complete traceability.
In order to transform from linear to circular systems, we focus on pre as well as post-consumer waste. So, we are involved in plastic recycling for packaging as we have replaced virgin polyester with recycled LDPE, and we also reduce plastic consumption by using textile waste. Recycled paper also accounts for 85% of carton usage at the Anjar factory. Read more