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Hayleys Fabric reduces carbon footprint

25 July, 2021
The manufacturing facility in Horana
The manufacturing facility in Horana

Hayleys Fabric further reduced its carbon footprint by 15% with the installation of the largest private sector rooftop solar power system in Sri Lanka, contributing 6,241,500kWh of power per annum to the national grid. 

Installed by sister company Hayleys Fentons, the rooftop solar project was set up at Hayleys Fabric’s primary manufacturing facility in Horana and is part of a broader campaign to reduce carbon emissions and align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

“Environmental sustainability is a core consideration for Hayleys Fabric. This is demonstrated in our multi-pronged approach to the environment, from supporting biodiversity conservation and reforestation initiatives to organic farming, optimising resources, and utilising sustainable raw materials in the manufacturing process,” Hayleys Fabric Managing Director /CEO Rohan Goonetilleke said. “The installation of Sri Lanka’s largest rooftop solar project on our largest manufacturing facility is a bold testament to our commitment to ensuring the rapid evolution of our business model towards total environmental sustainability. This is a win-win situation for all stakeholders as it also improves our profitability by the use of previously idle spaces, and provides us with the opportunity to contribute clean green energy to Sri Lankans,” he said.

Consisting of 9,000 solar panels installed across 18,000 square metres of the company’s primary manufacturing facility rooftop, the system has contributed 4.5 Mw to the National Grid since June 2021.