MAS has become the first company from Sri Lanka to join the ZDHC program. ZDHC is aiming to achieve zero discharge of hazardous chemicals in the textile and footwear value chain. The new partnership makes way for both MAS and ZDHC to create a positive impact across the group’s value chain and is aligned with the company’s own sustainability plan which includes an ambitious internal goal to reduce hazardous chemical use in its manufacturing processes, products and its own supply chain by 2025.
MAS is one of the world’s most recognized design-to-delivery solution providers in the realm of apparel and textile manufacturing. It has 50 manufacturing facilities across 15 countries, and design locations in key style centers across the globe. Over 88,000 people are involved in its operation.
The group has expanded its product portfolio to bras, shape wear, performance wear, sleepwear, swimwear and active wear as well as its own fabric supply chain. The customer portfolio includes brands such as Victoria's Secret, Nike, Lululemon, Calvin Klein, Marks & Spencer, Patagonia, Speedo and others.
MAS Holdings is driving a culture of sustainability among its workforce, 70 per cent of whom are women. Now the apparel conglomerate is broadening its mandate by seeking out greater collaboration on projects that will position Sri Lanka as a hub for sustainable manufacturing.