South Asia Textiles Industries Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. (SATL), a leading fabric manufacturer in Sri Lanka received the prestigious Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) certification with their compliance to the 12 WRAP principles recently. The WRAP certification comes months after SATL was awarded the GOTS certification which is the leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibbers’ worldwide. It defines the high level environmental criteria along the entire supply chain of organic textiles.
WRAP is a voluntary social compliance program focusing mainly on the apparel, footwear and sewn products sectors, and is the world’s largest facility certification program.
Facilities receive a certification of six months to one year based on compliance with the 12 WRAP Principles. The WRAP Principles are derived from generally accepted international workplace standards, local laws and workplace regulations which encompass human resources management, health and safety, environmental practices, and legal compliance including import/export and customs compliance and security standards. This is the third year that SATL has received this accreditation and is proud to be re-certified this year with a gold award for the first time.
The certification is valid for a period of one year up to June 2013.SATL was established in April 2004 as a Board of Investment company and boasts of an impressive portfolio of buyers both in Sri Lanka and overseas offering a wide array of value additions such as fabric Printing, Brushing, Sueding to compliment their core activities of knitting, dyeing and finishing of weft knitted fabric.
“We are honoured that our facilities have received this GOLD accreditation from WRAP which is a highly recognised certificate confirming us as a company which adheres to ethical, humane and lawful practices in the treatment of our employees, and protecting and safeguarding of the environment,” said SATL CEO Prithiv Dorai. “We are conscious of our responsibility in terms of our corporate good governance policies to safeguard the environment and treat our employees – who are our greatest asset – in a profoundly humane way. We hope to achieve Platinum status in the future which is the highest certification attainable,” he continued.SATL is a member of the reputed Environmental Resources Investment PLC (ERI) family. ERI subsidiary – Ceylon Leather Products PLC owns a controlling stake in SATL. Environmental Resources Investment PLC is a leading investment holding company which strives to be a socially responsible business entity and firmly believes in the positive and far-reaching effects of good governance policies. ERI provides financial management, strategic guidance, and strong management discipline to help re-structure companies and make good companies even better.