Sustainability & Environment

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Sparrow Group understands the importance of protecting the environment and only uses sustainable methods of manufacturing. Sparrow aims to maximize water efficiency, energy efficiency, proper waste management and eco-friendly practices.  

Sustainable Raw Materials

Sparrow only uses sustainable raw materials in its production process such as:

  • BCI Cotton / Organic Cotton

  • Recycled Polyesters (Repreve / Recron Green)

  • Ecovera Viscose

  • Tencel / Bamboo / Hemp

  • Recycled water for processing

  • ZDHC Chemicals for dyeing

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Water Efficiency

Sparrow Group ensures that water use is streamlined and minimized to lead to water efficient and sustainable manufacturing methods.   In 2019 the cumulative water saved was 15%.

  • eWash saving up to 35%

  • Innovative spray technologies like Jeanologia eflow to increase water saving up to 60% compared to conventional wash methods.

  • Rain Water Harvesting to reduce water consumption.

  • Reuse treated water in Gardening and Fire reservoir.

  • Front loading washers and Zero water based washer.

  • eFlow, Laser and Ozone based washes.

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Energy Efficiency

Sparrow Group uses energy efficient machinery that minimizes its energy use. In 2019 the cumulative electricity saved was 5.5% and cumulative diesel saved was 18%.

  • Uses laundry with energy efficient washing technique which requires less running time and less steam resulting in energy saving.

  • Increased use of Natural Gas and CNG.

  • 100% Servo motors for all sewing machines.

  •  Energy efficient industrial exhaust fans.

  • Shift from tubelights to LED lights.

  • Heat Recovery Boilers.

  • Natural Gas based boilers.

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Proper Waste Management

Sparrow Group pushes to ensure that all waste is properly treated and released safely into the environment. 

  • Replaced poly bag usage across the facility with cloth bags.

  • Only use Eco-Chemicals such as Garmon Gepower NPS & ATB 710, Mistozyme LX, Clearsil ROT and Saysoft SLC.

  • Zero Discharge of Hazardous chemicals by 2022.

  • Eliminate single use PET bottles in the facility.

  • Work with raw material suppliers to eliminate non-reusable packaging materials by 2020.

  • Advanced ETP and Water Purification Plant to reuse and recycle water. 

Sustainable & Green initiatives

Sparrow Group strives to conduct sustainable manufacturing and have implemented many green programs.  

  • Plant trees around factory complex.

  • Plant 1000 small plants across each floor. 

  • 20% reduction in Green House Gases by Dec 2022 through control of Generator & Boiler emissions by installing air quality control device.

  • Implemented Environmental Management System to review, evaluate and improve environmental performance  through constant monitoring.

  • Installed Solar Panels to provide power for warehouses.
     

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How do we stay on track?

 

Sparrow is a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and thus uses the index developed by the SAC, the HIGG index, to evaluate our progress in practicing sustainable manufacturing and conservation techniques.

  • Sparrow and Crown are rated HIGG Index Level-3.

  • Enables frequent measure of progress at every stage in sustainability journey.

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