Lanka Walltiles ac­co­laded at Pres­i­den­tial En­vi­ron­men­tal Awards 2017

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Lanka Walltiles PLC won a Merit award at the Pres­i­den­tial En­vi­ron­men­tal Awards 2017 (Chem­i­cal In­dus­try cat­e­gory), or­ga­nized by the Cen­tral En­vi­ron­men­tal Au­thor­ity on 16th Oc­to­ber 2017 at the BMICH.

The pres­ti­gious Pres­i­den­tial En­vi­ron­men­tal Awards are be­stowed on in­sti­tu­tions which take ac­tions to pro­tect and man­age the qual­ity of the en­vi­ron­ment through co­or­di­na­tion, pro­mo­tion, pub­lic par­tic­i­pa­tion, en­force­ment, ap­pro­pri­ate tech­no­log­i­cal in­ter­ven­tion and en­vi­ron­men­tal ed­u­ca­tion. The ob­jec­tive of the awards is to pro­mote ‘a cleaner and greener en­vi­ron­ment through ser­vice ex­cel­lence’.

Lanka Walltiles PLC has con­sis­tently demon­strated its com­mit­ment to pro­tect the en­vi­ron­ment by tak­ing de­ci­sive steps to re­duce en­ergy con­sump­tion, cost of en­ergy and con­sump­tion of nat­u­ral re­sources, re­sult­ing in min­i­miz­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal pol­lu­tion. Lanka Walltiles PLC val­ues the qual­ity of the en­vi­ron­ment and holds the ‘En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Li­cense’ since the in­cep­tion of its pro­duc­tion fa­cil­ity.

Mind­ful of the en­ergy-in­ten­sive na­ture of the tile man­u­fac­tur­ing in­dus­try in which it op­er­ates, Lanka Walltiles PLC has adopted a slew of sus­tain­able sys­tems and pro­cesses to re­duce its en­ergy con­sump­tion. The com­pany com­plies with all ap­pro­pri­ate le­gal re­quire­ments which re­late to the en­vi­ron­men­tal as­pects and pro­vide the frame­work for set­ting and re­view­ing en­vi­ron­ment ob­jec­tives and tar­gets pe­ri­od­i­cally.

Wastage from its pro­duc­tion pro­cesses are at min­i­mum lev­els as it car­ries out sev­eral ini­tia­tives to cut down de­fec­tives in each process and con­tin­u­ous im­prove­ments are un­der­taken to min­i­mize pro­duc­tion and qual­ity re­lated is­sues. Also, al­most all the de­fec­tive ma­te­ri­als and prod­ucts are re­cy­cled back to the pro­duc­tion process – thereby re­duc­ing the col­lec­tion of wastage. The de­fec­tive in-process ma­te­ri­als and tiles are re­cy­cled back to the pro­duc­tion process.

Haz­ardous wastes which can­not be re­cy­cled in the pro­duc­tion process are col­lected and in­cin­er­ated to avoid any en­vi­ron­men­tal pol­lu­tion. The ef­flu­ent waste wa­ter col­lected dur­ing the pro­duc­tion process is chem­i­cally treated and pu­ri­fied. The pu­ri­fied wa­ter is re­cy­cled back to the pro­duc­tion process hence re­duc­ing the fresh wa­ter con­sump­tion by a con­sid­er­able amount. The bal­ance wa­ter is re­leased to the en­vi­ron­ment af­ter con­firm­ing the qual­ity of the wa­ter is ac­cept­able and within the qual­ity lev­els stip­u­lated by lo­cal reg­u­la­tions. The qual­ity of the treated wa­ter is checked by an ac­cred­ited lab­o­ra­tory twice per year.

When it comes to pre­vent­ing noise and dust pol­lu­tion, the lev­els at the fac­tory bound­ary are con­trolled well be­low the lev­els stip­u­lated by the lo­cal reg­u­la­tions. These are checked an­nu­ally by ac­cred­ited lab­o­ra­to­ries with cal­i­brated equip­ment. Ma­chin­ery and Kiln mod­i­fi­ca­tions are reg­u­larly un­der­taken to in­crease ef­fi­ciency.

In order to sus­tain the im­pact of these ini­tia­tives, Lanka Walltiles PLC ed­u­cates its em­ploy­ees about en­vi­ron­men­tal con­ser­va­tion and pro­duc­tiv­ity im­prove­ments. En­vi­ron­men­tal re­lated qual­ity au­dits are car­ried out as per the En­vi­ron­men­tal Man­age­ment Sys­tem. All en­vi­ron­men­tal re­lated as­pects are re­viewed and dis­cussed an­nu­ally with the pres­ence of the top man­age­ment.

Lanka Walltiles PLC Tech­ni­cal As­sis­tant Gen­eral Man­ager Ni­hal Ku­maras­inghe re­ceiv­ing the award

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