Environmental Initiatives

We face the challenges of the future with an enterprising spirit and a passion for innovation.

We are committed to ethical and responsible business practices that puts environment at the center of our economic activities. We comply with the requirements of environmental legislation at a minimum, and continuously strive to improve with regular environmental impact assessment of the activities we do. We respond to these assessments by changing the way we use our resources and making adjustments that can have a big impact on nature and our community. We are proud to have ISO 14000 certification, making us an industry leader in environmental management.

Clean technologies may come with a higher cost, but in the long run, the investment makes sense to us. Adoption of clean technologies and cleaner production strategies yields returns we can feel good about today — and will impact both the future success of our business and the health of the environment. We recognise that our activities impact the environment. As such, we are committed to protecting the environment through continual improvements to increase our environmental performance and prevent pollution where possible.

At Kariwala Industries, we design our products with great love and an eye for detail. That same love and attention can also be found in the way we produce our goods. One of our top priorities is to run the business with great sensitivity to the world around us.

We disseminate environmental and CSR related information to our employees regularly, and review our policy annually to make any needed changes. Additionally, we encourage our employees to engage in devising and implementing ways to keep the business as green as possible. Some of our initiatives are:

  1. Recycling programmes recycle both business essentials and personal waste.
  2. All facilities are fully equipped with rain water harvesting programmes.
  3. We estimate we have the lowest power input to output ratio in the industry.Investments in LED lights, high efficiency air-conditioners, low power motors, motion sensor based switching systems, etc., all contribute to very efficient energy use.
  4. Our facilities are architecturally designed to get as much natural light as possible. This minimizes power consumption and reduces employee fatigue
  5. We use solar panels that power all lighting of the stitching floor.
  6. Four mini wind mills amounting to 6 KW of capacity partially light the factory.
  7. Solar water heaters are used to pre-heat the water required for ironing boilers to 75 degrees, while the remaining 25 degrees is done by conventional power. This process saves 40% in total power and 20% total heating time.
  8. Power saving motors are custom fitted after they reach our facility. These motors consume 82% less power than the conventional ones most facilities use.
  9. The factory lawns are equipped with solar garden lights.
  10. We have captive effluent treatment plants for cleaning printing water.
  11. Evaporation pit for treating dirty water during summer months when the atmospheric temperature of around 40 degrees is more effective than an ETP.
  12. We use LED lights for general illumination.
  13. We use LED topical lights for sewing operators.
  14. Wherever the product profile permits, we use vacuum packing machine to compress the goods and cut down carbon foot print by at least 40%.
  15. Atriums illuminate the stitching floor, enabling us to keep lights completely off on an average sunny day.
  16. Wide cross ventilation enables us to switch off fans even during summer, as we are just 50 meters from the Ganges River.
  17. 90% of our workers come to work on bicycles. Our loans program incentivizes our employees to purchase them.
  18. We have cooperative agreements with a paper mill to recycle cotton waste from their pulp production.
  19. We spread awareness of Plant-a-Tree initiatives by encouraging tree adoption in our offices.