SUSTAINABILITY

PHILOSOPHY


Softwood's sustainability framework is based on triple bottom line that focuses on People, Planet and Profit. Our Eco-friendly Policies, Social Welfare Initiatives and Stable Economic Growth are key concerns to manage in sustainable business. Therefore, we work with partners who work in accordance to our sustainable policies.


Water Treatment Plant

Effluent Treatment Plants (ETPs) have been installed in our suppliers' facilities and our production unit to minimize soil and water contamination. The parameters of the ETPs are set as mentioned below. These are more stringent than BSR Guidelines and Pakistani NEQS:

  • Effluent BOD = 30 mg/l

  • Effluent COD = 150 mg/l

  • Effluent TSS = 30 mg/l

  • PH = 6 - 9


Water Saving

Clean water is precious and a vital resource. We have adopted measures and enforced our suppliers to save water in our laundry processes and activities. Some of which are:

  • Less EIM score in washing

  • Treatment with minimum possible water

  • Combine two or three baths in one bath

  • Installation of shut-off valves

  • Reuse of last wash water

Renewable Power Source

We understand that fossil fuels release large amounts of toxic gases into the atmosphere and cause massive pollution. These are also finite in quantity and are expected to run dry within the next century. On the other hand, solar power is clean and abundant. While generating energy, solar panels produce virtually zero pollution. This renewable resource will also remain available to meet all of Earth’s energy needs for billions of years to come.

Realising these benefits and with a focused sustainable approach, we have installed solar panels in our factories and encourage our suppliers to keep on increasing such sources of energy.



Energy Audits

We conduct regular energy audits at our partners' Washing Factories besides our own, and based on the results, take all possible measures for energy conservation. Some of the significant steps we have taken to minimise energy wastage are as follows:

  • Use chemicals that work in low temperature

  • Manufacture articles that require one dryer cycle instead of two dryer cycles

  • Combine two or three baths in one bath


People

We take utmost importance in providing value to our customers, suppliers, employees, and community members. We work to create maximum value for all the stakeholders so that we all grow together.




Responsible Sourcing

Managing a sustainable supply chain is utmost important to our stakeholders, customers and investors. Our goal is to maintain a positive impact from raw material sourcing to the end product in each of the value chain sections. Our company has promoted the production of numerous types of fibre including Tencel, Bamboo, Hemp, Flax, Silk, etc. We have also procured sustainable accessories from certified and approved sources.