Aiming at implementing ZDHC progressive norms for effluent treatment, Hong Kong-based EPIC Group announced its strategic partnership with Arvind Envisol (water treatment business of Arvind Limited).
This partnership aims at integrating best practices of water and wastewater treatment and use, thereby reducing the environmental footprint across manufacturing units of Epic Group in Bangladesh, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Jordan and future projects in India.
While EPIC Group is one of the leading garment manufacturers for global brands and retailers, Arvind Envisol, a subsidiary of Arvind Limited, is a world-class water management company that provides end-to-end solutions for water treatment, industrial wastewater treatment, sewage treatment and zero liquid discharge solutions.
For Arvind Envisol, this partnership signifies its expansion into Bangladesh for water treatment solutions.
More on the strategic partnership, Punit Lalbhai, Chairman, Arvind Envisol, said “We are passionate about this partnership, as it will help boost sustainable water treatment solutions, without hampering productivity.”
He further added “Our capabilities in areas like water treatment, industrial effluent treatment across sectors and sewage treatment ensure that we contribute towards water conservation and reduce water pollution and wastage to a great extent. We are happy to enter into new geography for our business with a partner such as Epic.”
Ranjan Mahtani, Chairman, Epic Group, shared about this initiative, “We are happy to partner with a globally credible name in water treatment business – Arvind Envisol. Sustainability is part of our culture driven by advanced technology, innovation and continuous improvement.”
He also said “This partnership will help both companies meet their ambitious sustainability aims and implement best in class wastewater treatment. The common endeavour is always to exceed industry expectations.”
In the first phase, Arvind Envisol will provide its expertise in water treatment to 3 plants of EPIC Group and later the same will be extended to other plants of the group. Arvind Envisol will provide technological solutions to achieve ZDHC progressive discharge standards using technologies such as Membrane Bio Reactors (MBR) and Ultra-filtration (UF).
In the second phase, both will work together to develop and implement technology solutions to reuse treated wastewater in processes to significantly reduce the use of groundwater. Arvind Envisol will help with expertise based on regular audits and observations.