An organisation can truly be called 'progressively responsible' only when it protects not just the financial interest of its shareholders, but also secures environmental and societal interests and delivers holistic value.
At Vardhman, we are consistently improving our performance on all three fronts. While we continue to expand our business activities to deliver better shareholder returns, we are also investing in talent and technology, to continually lower our environmental footprint.
Sustainability is an integral parameter in all our business decisions, from ethical sourcing of raw material to reducing, reusing and recycling waste; from reducing consumption of freshwater to rejuvenating its sources and from decoupling growth from black energy to eliminating hazardous chemicals.

Water Management

We have taken great strides in conserving and recharging water sources around all our plants and facilities. We have 9 Sewage Treatment Plants and 4 Effluent Treatment Plants across our units, out of which 3 are Zero Liquid Discharge facilities.
We also have collaborated with GAP and participated in one of their Globally acknowledged Projects, "Women + Water Initiative" for upliftment of Rural Women and Safe and sustainable water access to Rural Community. Additionally, we are registered for Clean By Design with GAP, PVH & Target to incorporate world's best practices in our ETP Operations and Safe Chemical Management.
We have initiated a focussed project to reduce water risk to the mill, as well as the local community. We identified villages around our factory, with the goal to provide sustainable access to water for the communities, and also create a five-year water security plan for Vardhman.

Energy Efficiency

In Energy, we are diligently working to reduce our consumption, and also reduce reliance on conventional sources of power by harnessing the solar energy and biogas plants.
Vardhman Fabrics was also selected as a model factory to develop Energy Conservation Guidelines for Indian Textile Industry as per the MoU signed between the Government of India and the Government of Japan.
Energy management at Vardhman is focussed on achieving three objectives:
Cut GHG
Emissions
Sharpen
Cost-Competitiveness
Improve
Energy Security
To further these goals, we continue to invest in energy-efficient technologies and renewable energy.

Green Chemistry

Use of chemicals in the textile industry has gone beyond just spot cleaning and washing activities. From yarn formation to fabric pre-treatment and from finishing to laminating and coating, chemicals are used in multiple processes. Increased use of chemicals has intensified the responsibility to mitigate the impact on environment. This awareness has made Vardhman a vigilant organisation and we have a robust chemical management system in place.
We have identified and eliminated potentially harmful chemicals from our manufacturing process through CHEM-IQSM and are registered on the ZDHC InCheck & Gateway. In spirit with our objective of helping customers achieve their sustainability goals, we participated in a pilot round and later registered with CleanChain - which gives customers, accurate and complete visibility into our chemical inventories.
Vardhman has an exhaustive Restricted Substances List (RSL), which meets almost all the requirements of customers' RSL. It is mandatory for all dyes and chemicals being procured, and for every vendor to conform to the Vardhman’s RSL.

Waste Management

In manufacturing, 'using less to produce more' is right, but not enough. It is also important that we do right with what is left behind. When it comes to managing waste, our first priority is to reduce and reuse, wherever possible, and responsibly dispose whatever little is left.
sharpen
cost-
competitiveness
ensure
regulatory
compliance
strengthen
community
relations
keep the
environment clean for
future generations