Obtains ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 certifications for Environmental Management and Occupational
Health and Safety Management
South Asia Textiles (SAT), a leading manufacturer and exporter of textiles, has received ISO 14001
and ISO 45001 certifications for elevating its environmental sustainability and employee health and
safety systems on par with global standards.
South Asia Textiles, a fully owned subsidiary of Hayleys Fabric PLC, made significant investments to
upgrade its effluent water treatment plant including installation of a high-quality raw water filtration
unit. Moreover, the company formed environment, health and safety (EHS) teams representing all
departments, to update and enhance EHS protocols and standard operating procedures (SOPs), and
conduct comprehensive training and awareness sessions.
Reflecting the success of these concerted initiatives, following rigorous audits by SGS Lanka Pvt Ltd,
South Asia Textiles was recently awarded the ISO1 4001 Environment Management System and ISO
45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System certifications.
“Today, a high degree of ethical and sustainable business practices and management systems are
required by leading apparel buyers. Since becoming part of Hayleys Fabric and the Hayleys Group in
April 2021, South Asia Textiles has fast-tracked improvements across all operations,” South Asia
Textiles and Hayleys Fabric Managing Director/ CEO, Rohan Goonetilleke said.
“I am pleased that South Asia Textiles has now further enhanced its competitive export positioning
and strengthened its degree of responsibility with these 2 global ISO certifications.”
South Asia Textiles, a subsidiary of Hayleys Fabric PLC, is a leading manufacturer and exporter of
textiles. The company, which commenced its commercial operations in 2004, specialises in knitting,
dyeing, finishing, printing, bushing, and sueding pre-shrunk fabric for leading global brands such as
Victoria Secret, Next, Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Calvin Klein, Decathlon and Adidas.