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Envoy Textiles Champions Environmental Sustainability: Leading the Charge Towards a Greener Tomorrow

Envoy Textiles Leads the Charge in Environmental Sustainability

“As we celebrate World Environment Day, we reaffirm our commitment to sustainability, recognizing that our efforts today will shape a greener and more resilient tomorrow,” said chairman Mr. Kutubuddin Ahmed.

Kutubuddin Ahmed Chairman of Envoy Textiles Limited
Figure 01: Kutubuddin Ahmed, Chairman of Envoy Textiles Limited

In an era where environmental sustainability has become a global imperative, Envoy Textiles Limited stands out as a beacon of responsible corporate citizenship. As part of its ongoing commitment to protecting the environment, the company has implemented a series of impactful initiatives aimed at mitigating climate change, reducing water usage, ensuring the safe use of chemicals, and fostering community engagement.

A Global Leader in Denim & Yarn Manufacturing

Envoy Textiles Limited is renowned as a global leader in the denim manufacturing industry. Notably, it is home to the world’s first LEED Platinum-certified denim mill, a testament to its commitment to sustainable practices and environmental stewardship. This prestigious certification was awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council, recognizes buildings that meet the highest standards in energy efficiency, water conservation, and overall sustainability.

Celebrating World Environment Day 2024

To underscore its dedication, Envoy Textiles is celebrating World Environment Day 2024 with a month-long series of activities centered around the theme of “Land Restoration, Desertification, and Drought Resilience.” This comprehensive celebration includes a variety of programs designed to raise environmental awareness and actively contribute to ecological preservation.

Figure 02: Tree Plantation Program of Envoy Textiles

Tree Plantation Program

One of the hallmark initiatives of this celebration is the ambitious tree plantation program, which aims to plant 10,000 trees. This program is unique in a sense that it involves local school students, fostering a sense of environmental responsibility in the younger generation. By engaging students in the planting process, Envoy Textiles not only contributes to reforestation efforts but also educates and inspires future environmental stewards.

Internal Environmental Awareness Sessions

Envoy Textiles is also focusing on raising awareness within its own ranks. A series of internal environmental awareness sessions are being conducted for employees, emphasizing the importance of sustainability practices both at work and in their personal lives. These sessions cover a range of topics, including waste reduction, energy conservation, and the importance of biodiversity.

Community Engagement and Rally Program

Recognizing that environmental protection is a collective effort, Envoy Textiles has organized a rally program to engage the local community. This rally aims to raise public awareness about environmental issues and encourage community members to take active roles in protecting their surroundings. By involving the community, Envoy Textiles hopes to build a stronger, more sustainable future together.

Climate Action Goal Envoy Textiles is steadfast in its commitment to achieving its Climate Action Goal. The company has set a target to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 56% by 2030, focusing on scope-1 and scope-2 emissions. This ambitious goal is being pursued through a series of strategic initiatives, including the recent launch of a 2.2 MW solar energy project. This project alone is expected to cut down 1,784.6 metric tons of GHG emissions annually, marking a significant step towards a carbon-neutral future.

Figure 03: Solar Panel Installation Front View

Yearly GHG Reduction Performance

Envoy Textiles has been making substantial progress in reducing its greenhouse gas emissions:

YearAbsolute GHG ReductionVerified/Target
Solar Panel 02
Figure 04: 2.2 MWp Solar Panel Installation Top View

Vision Speech by Project Head Engr. KM Rezaur Rahman

“Envoy envisions becoming the leading example in the denim industry by producing products with the lowest carbon footprint. We take every opportunity seriously, working diligently to achieve both high-quality output and minimal carbon emission.”

Solar Panel Installation Close Up
Figure 05: Solar Panel Installation Close Up

Sustainability Speech by Mohammed Al Tauhidul Islam

“To fulfill Envoy’s climate action commitment, we focus on reducing GHG emissions through improvements in energy efficiency, machinery, and resource utilization, as well as increased utilization of renewable energy sources, and monitoring key performance indicators (KPIs) in our processes. By 2025, our target is to achieve a 40% reduction in GHG emissions whereas we have reached a 25% reduction in 2023 which has been validated. Our ultimate goal is to achieve carbon neutrality, with a target of a 56% reduction by 2030.”

Water Reduction Strategy

Water scarcity is a pressing global issue, and Envoy Textiles is addressing it head-on with its comprehensive water reduction strategy. Compared to the base year 2022, the company achieved a 32% reduction in water usage by 2023, a figure that has been verified. For 2024, Envoy Textiles has set a target to reduce water usage by 43%, and by 2025, the target is set to reach a 50% reduction. Looking ahead, the company aims to implement Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) by 2030, ultimately becoming a zero-groundwater-use company.

180 m3hr Effluent Treatment Plant with Recycle Facilities
Figure 05: 180 m3/hr. Effluent Treatment Plant with Recycle Facilities

Safe Chemical Use

Ensuring the safe use of chemicals is another cornerstone of Envoy Textiles’ environmental sustainability efforts. The company adheres to stringent safety standards and regulations to minimize the environmental impact of its chemical use. This includes regular monitoring, proper handling, and the use of environmentally friendly alternatives wherever possible. Envoy Textiles has committed to using 100% ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals) approved chemicals, aiming to prefer GreenScreen chemicals by 2025. These practices not only protect the environment but also safeguard the health and well-being of employees and the surrounding community.

A Vision for a Sustainable Future

Envoy Textiles envisions becoming the leading example in the denim industry by producing products with the lowest carbon footprint. This vision is being realized through continuous improvements in energy efficiency, machinery, and resource utilization, alongside a strong emphasis on renewable energy sources.

By setting ambitious goals, engaging in meaningful community activities, and committing to sustainable practices, Envoy Textiles is not just leading the charge in environmental sustainability but is also inspiring others to follow suit. As a responsible corporate citizen, Envoy Textiles is paving the way for a sustainable future, one initiative at a time.

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