RESPONSIBLE ALL THE WAY
D’Decor Home Fabrics is outlining its sustainability strategy and setting specific targets in accordance with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
In an endeavour towards becoming a more sustainable organisation, D’Decor Home Fabrics have undertaken multiple initiatives with specific targets to achieve by 2025.
These initiatives will aim to achieve the desired reduction in GHG emissions, energy, water and resource consumption, waste generation and use of plastic while increasing recycling and use of renewable energy.
|Operational GHG emissions
|Reduction by 80%
|Reduction by 50%
|Reduction by 50%
|Reduction by 50%
|Reduction by 75%
|Increase to 100%
|Use of renewable energy
|Increase to 50%
|Use of single-use plastics
|Reduction by 100%
|50% of portfolio
|Reduce to Zero
|Goal Setting by 2024
|NET ZERO BY 2050
REDUCING COAL USAGE
D’Decor Home Fabrics is committed to reducing its reliance on coal as a source of fuel. The shift away from coal is already underway with the adoption of biomass briquettes as a viable replacement.
COAL PHASE-OUT PLAN
Biomass Briquettes present a cleaner alternative to coal and other fossil fuels for boilers, with minimal modification to existing equipment.
Boiler modification is already underway at D’Decor Home Fabrics and thermopack modifications are expected to be fully installed by 2023, completing our coal phase-out.
COAL USAGE BY CY23
INVESTED IN ELECTROSTATIC PRECIPITATORS
We have made investments of $500,000 in ESPs (electrostatic precipitators) which are a highly effective and efficient air pollution control technology. ESPs also come with a wide range of advantages, such as the removal of 99% of particulate matter, reduced energy consumption, the ability to control a wide variety of pollutants, low maintenance and the capability to operate at high temperatures, to name a few.
D’Decor Home Fabrics is committed to shifting its energy consumption to renewable sources. Multiple action points and levers have been activated to achieve our 2025 renewable energy goals.
INCREASING CAPTIVE SOLAR ENERGY
Our current investment in solar panels accounts for 9% of the energy that we consume, which is increasing our roof top solar panels to boost that contribution up to 13%.
Furthermore, additional capital investment is being made towards a separate solar farm to further, increase the captive renewable energy to 50% of total consumption by FY25.
ENERGY DERIVED FROM CAPTIVE SOLAR PANELS
TOTAL ENERGY FROM RENEWABLE SOURCES BY FY25
GRID-BASED ENERGY BEING USED IN CY23 TO BE OFFSET WITH I-RECs
RENEWABLE ENERGY CERTIFICATES
Over and above the captive renewable energy sources, D’Decor Home Fabrics has also invested in I-RECs (International Renewable Energy Credits) for CY23.
This will offset our usage of traditional grid-based energy to the tune of an additional 27% of our energy requirements and propel the shift to 100% renewable energy.
REDUCING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Effluent water treatment is crucial for sustainable manufacturing. D’Decor prioritises effluent water treatment to protect natural resources, minimize environmental impact, and promote sustainability.
VOLUME OF WATER TREATED DAILY AT OUR PLANTS
AMOUNT OF WATER RECYCLED AND REUSED DAILY
EFFLUENT WATER TREATMENT
D’Decor has set up a full-fledged 100% two-stage Biological Effluent Treatment Plant comprising anaerobic and aerobic treatment. The water output from this plant is then treated with UF+RO (ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis) making 60% of water ready for re-use.
The plant treats 2855 cubic meters of water on a daily basis. Additionally, we have installed Solar Sludge Drying Plant to dry the biological sludge generated from the ETP.
A new plant being developed will also have on-premises Zero Liquid Discharge, and has been cleared by the state’s pollution control board.
D’Decor complies with global norms of ISO 14001:2015 (Environment Management System), ISO 450001:2018 (OHSAS) and Detox To Zero by Oeko-Tex.
The textile industry has a significant environmental impact. Adopting sustainable raw materials for manufacturing presents an opportunity for eco-friendly practices and a more sustainable future.
SUSTAINABLE RAW MATERIAL
By the end of CY24, all of D’Decor Home Fabrics products will have more than 50% sustainable raw materials - either recycled or ethically sourced.
This means that all of our products will be either partially or completely sustainable.
SUSTAINABLE CONTENT IN ALL PRODUCTS BY CY25
A single 3-seater sofa made from recycled yarn fabric can eliminate 800 PET bottles of 500ml that would otherwise add to landfills or land up in our oceans.
D’Decor’s manufacturing facilities are certified by multiple agencies and bodies that set the standard of manufacturer responsibility from infrastructure, raw material to processes.
MADE IN GREEN
MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® is a traceable product label for all kinds of textiles and leather products that have been manufactured in environmentally friendly facilities under safe and socially responsible working conditions.
The MADE IN GREEN label also measured consumers that the textile or leather product is made of materials that have been tested for harmful substances.
ISO is the globally accepted benchmark for various performance parameters.
9001: specifies requirements for a quality management system (OMS).
14001: specifies requirements for an effective environmental management system (EMS).
45001: specifies requirements for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.
GOTS ensures the organic status of textiles and covers the processing, manufacturing, packaging, labelling, trading and distribution of all textiles made from at least 70 percent certified organic natural fibers.
GLOBAL RECYCLED STANDARD
The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) is an international, voluntary, full product standard for third-party certification of Recycled Content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices, and chemical restrictions.
ORGANIC CONTENT STANDARD
The Organic Content Standard (OCS) is an international, voluntary standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of certified organic input and chain of custody.
The GoodWeave label means that no child, forced or bonded labor was used in the making of a certified product, and that your purchase supports programs that educate children and ensure decent work for adults.
Products that have achieved GREENGUARD Certification are scientifically proven to meet some of the world’s most rigorous third-party chemical emissions standards, helping to reduce indoor air pollution and the risk of chemical exposure.