Pratibha Syntex (Indore), one of the most sustainable apparel manufacturing companies of India, has announced that it has successfully completed the foundational level of Supplier to Zero headed by ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals) foundation.
ZDHC foundation was created by textile, apparel and chemical industries to remove and replace toxins from the textile and apparel industry.
ZDHC started focusing not only on consumers, but also on workers and environment of the production countries. Notably, it created a list called RSL (Restricted Substance List) followed by MRSL (Manufacturer Restricted Substance List).
Besides, ZDHC ensures proper chemical management by training the stakeholders in sustainable chemical management.
“At Pratibha Syntex, we celebrate passion, innovation and science. We have remarkable group of people who work meticulously in order to achieve goals of the company. It is a blessing to have a strong team with strong individual vision to make the world a better place. With such a team, Pratibha Syntex leads the way to become a manufacturer with zero use of hazardous chemical,” said Mrinal Bose, Manager Sustainability of the company.
Roadmap to Zero is a programme by ZDHC to support the supply chain in order to get rid of toxins. It works on all the three aspects of the manufacturer/supplier which is input, process and output.
This programme ensures workers’ safety and reduces environmental impact. Supplier to Zero is a roadmap to sustainable chemical management leadership for supplier/manufacturer. The company said it was immensely gratifying to carry out sustainable business practices to ensure health of its people as well as planet.
Pratibha Syntex is a vertically integrated, sustainability-oriented manufacturer of knitted textile products. Driven by a strong progressive vision, the company is committed to creating relationships across the value chain bringing together over 35,000 farmers, 10,000 employees and renowned global apparel brands from over 20 countries.
It has a capacity to produce over 22,000 tonnes of lint, 28,000 tonnes of yarn, 10,000 tonnes of fabric and more than 6 million garment pieces annually. The export house has certifications required for sustainable business practices, which includes Zero Liquid Discharge, ISO 14001, SA 8000, Fair Trade, WRAP, OCS, GOTS, C2C-Gold Certification, Global recycled Standards, BCI and Bluesign.