Hayleys Fabric cuts carbon footprint by 15% with Sri Lanka’s largest solar roof

  • Contributes 6,241,500kWh of power per annum to the National grid
  • Largest single rooftop solar installation in Sri Lanka
  • 9,000 solar panels installed across 18,000 square metre rooftop
  • Carbon footprint reduced by 4,065.45 tCO2.

Leading textile manufacturer, Hayleys Fabric further reduced its carbon footprint by 15% with the
installation of the largest private sector rooftop solar power system in Sri Lanka, contributing
6,241,500kWh of power per annum to the National Grid.
Installed by sister company Hayleys Fentons, the rooftop solar project was set up at Hayleys Fabric’s
primary manufacturing facility in Horana and is part of a broader campaign to reduce carbon
emissions and align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
“Environmental sustainability is a core consideration for Hayleys Fabric. This is demonstrated in our
multi-pronged approach to the environment, from supporting biodiversity conservation and
reforestation initiatives to organic farming, optimising resources, and utilising sustainable raw
materials in the manufacturing process.
“The installation of Sri Lanka’s largest rooftop solar project on our largest manufacturing facility is a
bold testament to our commitment to ensuring the rapid evolution of our business model towards
total environmental sustainability. This is a win-win situation for all stakeholders as it also improves
our profitability by the use of previously idle spaces, and provides us with the opportunity to
contribute clean green energy to Sri Lankans,” Hayleys Fabric Managing Director /CEO Rohan
Goonetilleke said.
Consisting of 9,000 solar panels installed across 18,000 square metres of the company’s primary
manufacturing facility rooftop, the system has contributed 4.5 Mw to the National Grid since June
Hayleys Fabric PLC is a pioneer in textiles manufacturing in Sri Lanka capable of delivering end-to-
end solutions from design to manufacture, and was the first apparel sector company to be listed on
the Colombo Stock Exchange in 2003. Maintaining a production capacity of 2.5 million metres of
fabric per month, the company stands as a leading partner to globally renowned fashion, apparel and
accessories brands such as NIKE, Victoria Secret, Decathlon .Intimmisimi, PVH

Established in 1878 by Chas. P. Hayley, as a trading house in Galle specialising in import and export,
the Hayleys Group has since grown to serve as a centrepiece of the Sri Lankan economy while
maintaining a global presence of manufacturing and marketing offices across five regions with
business interests spanning a total of 16 sectors. Today it stands out as one of Sri Lanka’s most
prominent success stories, having been the first listed Sri Lankan corporate to surpass US$ 1billion
in revenue and accounting for 3.3% of the nation’s total export earnings.

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