Alok Industries' focus on activities related to sustainability is at the core of its long term goal of being a leader in providing sustainable and integrated textile solutions. The sustainability programmes includes interventions in prevention of environmental degradation, promotion of energy conservation and stress on community development.
On the environment protection front the thrust is on green development. This includes promoting green procurement to minimize environmental degradation through mitigation of environmental impact on Climate Change and pollution of Air, Water and Soil. At Alok, waste recycling is actively pursued across all its processes by establishing long term contractual relations with vendors, contractors and agencies with established credentials on waste recycling. The endeavour is to demonstrate environmental leadership and influence the industry and citizens at large to encourage use of environmental friendly products, processes and services. The Company is emerging as a model in the region for Waste management by supporting innovation, development of new technologies and creation of demand in the mainstream society for environmental friendly products and services.
The Company increasingly uses ethical fibres like Organic cotton (cotton grown without the use of external synthetic agricultural inputs like fertilizers and pesticides and helps conserve the environment from the harmful effects of the use of hazardous agro chemicals) and Better cotton from Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) (involves educating the cotton growers to adopt the Best Management Practices in cotton cultivation). This is not only leading to helping conserve the fragile environment threatened today by indiscriminate use of agro chemicals and pesticides but will also help farmers get a decent farm earnings sustain their livelihoods.
In addition, the Company has 'best in class' ETP system established for primary, secondary and tertiary treatment of effluents and reverse osmosis plant to optimize water conservation. It also has "Green Zones" around all facilities and encourages planting of saplings to conserve ecological balance. The Company has strived to minimize air pollution from its plants and units by installing Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems in the exhaust of the DG sets which reduce oxides of Nitrogen. Alok encourages the use of recycled products and has set up a recycled polyester unit with an initial 10 tons/ day of capacity to recycle polyester and polyester yarn waste, flakes and PET bottles to produce 100% recycled polyester fibre.