PT. ELEGANT TEXTILE INDUSTRY

SUSTAINABILITY REPORT FY 2019-20 and FY 2020-21

Sustainability Governance Sustainability at our units follows a top-down sustainability vision:

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Aditya Birla Group

Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman of Aditya Birla Group


The Aditya Birla Group endeavors to become the leading Indian conglomerate for sustainable business practices across its global operations

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Textiles Business

Mr. Thomas Varghese, Head-Textiles, Acrylic Fibre and Overseas Spinning


The Textiles Business endeavors to become the Industry Benchmark in sustainability Processes and Performance, through qualitative engagement with all Stakeholders

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Textiles Business

Mr. Thomas Varghese, Head-Textiles, Acrylic Fibre and Overseas Spinning


The Textiles Business endeavors to become the Industry Benchmark in sustainability Processes and Performance, through qualitative engagement with all Stakeholders

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Dr. Jagadish Barik
Chief Sustainability Officer

At Aditya Birla Textiles, our sustainability journey is a testament to our commitment towards a greener, cleaner and healthier planet.

Aditya Birla Group Sustainability Framework

Operating a business in today’s context requires a radical approach to solve complex global problems. The Aditya Birla Group Sustainability Framework aligns the company’s business development with its overarching commitment to conduct business responsibly and with minimum impact on the environment. Equipped with our Group Sustainability Vision, we believe that we have the potential to develop into the largest Indian conglomerate for sustainable business practices (across global operations). The funnels of our sustainability framework demonstrate our approach in various legislative and operating contexts, which is governed by the three pillars:

Responsible Stewardship

This has been designed to take us from simple legal compliance to alignment with international standards and on to best practice

Stakeholder Engagement

In our belief, strategic stakeholder engagement builds a repository of knowledge partnerships that help us make sure that we understand the challenges we face from a subjective standpoint

Future-Proofing

This, as the name suggests, is a long-term planning strategy and process methodology to be prepared for the necessary transformations needed for the future.

  • A Business “Operating Space” is bounded by the laws we have today
  • The Operating Space shrinks given voluntary adoption of today’s International Standards
  • Reaching Best Practice today means developing even tighter control systems
  • By 2030, we expect more demanding laws and regulations will further shrink the business operating space
  • By 2050, for a sustainable planet the necessary legal constraints on business will require many to completely transform their value chains to remain sustainabl

Responsible Stewardship

Within responsible stewardship, we have identified five thematic areas in this report, which encapsulate our key sustainability initiatives. These focus areas also align with many of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and other global standards.

Responsible Supply Chain

We are constantly finding new ways to make our supply chain responsible, inclusive, resourceefficient and agile.

Chemical Management

Chemicals management forms an important aspect of product designing, safe operations and ensuring quality of effluent from our units.

Circular Economy

We aim to achieve circular economy principles through innovation, scalable solutions and unlocking markets for sustainable products.

Product Innovation and Customer Centricity

Our relentless focus on product innovation coupled with customer centricity has led us to develop many value-added products (VAP)

Digital Transformation Customer Centricity

Our textile business is incorporating digital solutions to make our operations as well as our supply chains more efficient, safer and more economical.

Mr. Praveen Mishra

Works Head

As we embarked on our sustainability journey seven years back, with each passing year we are evolving our procedures and systems through innovation, digital transformation and measures that reduce our environmental footprint.

PTE Sustainability Journey and Roadmap

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Vision
To be a Global Leader in Quality and Services in Synthetic Spun Yarn
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Mission
To consistently deliver superior value to our Shareholders, Customers, Employees and other Stakeholders

2013-2014

  • Vision, Policy and Governance structure
  • Roadmap, KPIs, Dashboard and Review
  • Annual P&B, Awareness, Enablon

2014-2015

  • Sustainability projects
  • GHG emission (Scope-1,2)
  • Materiality analysis
  • GRI- 4.0 report, external assurance by BVCI

2015-2016

  • Integrated Management System (ISO 50001 and ISO 26001, SA8000)
  • Water risk assessment, Audit and Mitigation plan

2017-2018

  • Higg Index
  • Life cycle Analysis (LCA) of Rayon
  • Benchmarking of Sustainability Processes and Metrics
  • ENHESA Legal Compliance
  • WASH Pledge score > 1.8

2017-2018

  • SAQs (Phase-1 and 2)
  • RCM – Indonesia
  • Supplier code of conduct
  • External rewards and recognition

2018-2019

  • Climate Change risks
  • SAQs (Phase-3 and 4)
  • New Higg Index Module (FEM-3.0 and FSLM)
  • GHG emission (Scope-3)

2019-2020

  • SAQ-Phase-5
  • Recycle and Sustainable Packaging

2020-2021

  • SAQ-Phase-6
  • Increasing Sustainable Products Portfolio

We have developed a roadmap to achieve our vision while keeping sustainability at the heart of our operations. Our mission statement guides us to consistently work towards delivering superior value to all our partners.

We set targets with the cooperation of our business heads and constant support from the Aditya Birla Group. Our targets are defined by what we have done in the past and where we are now, to know where we ought to be tomorrow. We develop roadmap and action plans to meet the targets we have set for ourselves. The Green Team monitors our performance across sustainability KPIs.

Mr. C.P. Bansal

Chief Financial Officer

We, at PT. Elegant Textile Industry, have consistently aimed to deliver the highest quality of yarns and innovate new designs for quality apparel.

Sustainability Highlights of FY 2019-20 and FY 2020-21

SAC Higg Index

WASH Pledge Score

ENHESA Score

Certifications

Awards

PT. Elegant Textile Industry received the Level Blue Reward from the Indonesian Government.

PT. Elegant Textile Industry received Award Program for Rating Company Performance in Environmental Management “ Grade A” (Blue Reward) from the Indonesian Environmental Government.

Certifications


Facility Certifications
ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 50001


Product Certifications
OEKO-TEX Standard 100, GRS (Global Recycled Standards), RCS (Recycled Claim Standard), Cotton USA

Member of BCI Cotton, Organic Cotton, SA 8001