Sustainability is an important goal at the Hirdaramani Group, and for us sustainability is about corporate responsibility. Responsibility for protecting our environment, assisting the communities around us and enabling and empowering our employees has always been part of our culture. We believe that this is the foundation for success and for building a more sustainable industry.
Hirdaramani LEED PlatinumHirdaramani Industries Kahathuduwa, has been awarded LEED Platinum certification making it the Groups 4th LEED Certified Facility in Sri Lanka & the first Platinum Certified Facility.
Hirdaramani CSR Mullaitivu SchoolAs part of its commitment to being a responsible corporate citizen, CIC Holdings PLC continued to extend its support to the Sri Lankan sloth bear research project.
Hirdaramani Knit Mihila wins Gold at National Green AwardsThe Hirdaramani Group’s Mihila Factory, in Agalawatta, won a Gold Award in the Apparel category at the National Green Awards for the year 2013/2014. This prestigious award was one of only 12 Gold Awards that were awarded that evening. The Chief Guest of this event which was held for the 3rd consecutive year was His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Hirdaramani Industries Kuruwita Awarded LEED Gold CertificationThe Hirdaramani Group marks yet another milestone in its commitment to sustainable manufacturing with the awarding of LEED Gold Certification to one of its largest factories, Hirdaramani Industries Kuruwita.
The Hirdaramani Group's eco-friendly factory 'Mihila' has been awarded CarbonNeutral® certification making it the first Apparel Factory in Asia to achieve this distinction. The certification is awarded by The CarbonNeutral® Company, a global provider of carbon reduction solutions.
We are committed to being a zero carbon company. Therefore we have invested in studies to analyse the carbon footprint of each of our manufacturing facilities so that we can begin to implement targeted energy saving mechanisms and invest in becoming greener as we have done at Mihila, our Agalawatte manufacturing facility.
Sustainable farming projects
Our green agenda is not limited to simply affecting change within the Group. The company focuses on affecting change in the communities in which we operate.
We adhere to strict ethical standards, our efforts culminating in us being recognized as an organization that is able to offer products that have been fairly traded, part of SEDEX, organically grown and eco friendly.
Our biggest projects have often been disaster relief and rebuilding. Over the years we have helped many families rebuild their lives and livelihoods.
At Hirdaramani, we understand the importance of having well-trained and motivated staff and we are constantly investing in our employees to stay at the top of our game. Continuing our legacy of innovation and evolution, we understand the importance of staying up-to-date in this fast moving industry.
Hirdaramani Sustainability Vision
A Sustainability Strategy ensures the implementation of an actionable framework for achieving our goals to become a greener organization.
Mihila, eco friendly & carbon neutral apparel factory
Opened in 2008, 'Mihila' - meaning Earth - is the Hirdaramani Group's first 'eco-friendly' factory and it is also the first custom built eco-friendly factory in the world. The factory has been designed to echo the Hirdaramani approach to sustainability that has always extended beyond compliance to focus on the company's responsibility as a corporate citizen.
The Hirdaramani Group has been investing in the future of young Sri Lankans for many years. Our education program covers a range of CSR initiatives varying from infrastructure development to the provision of school uniforms and learning materials. We have always had a focus on nurturing and developing education in the country.
In addition to having regular programs for employees and their families such as blood donation drives, eye clinics and routine health checks, the Hirdaramani Group has been working to improve access to healthcare for communities across the country.
We believe that Mother Nature deserves our respect - too often the environment is an afterthought to industry. At Hirdaramani, environmental responsibility is at the top of our minds and we are constantly looking for ways in which we can minimize the negative impact of industry.
Part of our ongoing effort to improve the capacity and capabilities of our employees and their communities is the empowerment of talented young sportsmen and women to achieve all that they possibly can.