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Thermo Plastics wins the Gold Flame Award at Sri Lanka National Energy Efficiency Awards

Left to Right: Mr. Rashid Hameed, Director Thermo Plastics receiving the award from President Maithripala Sirisena with Mr. Dharma Bandula, AGM Production/Logistic, Thermo Plastics
Left to Right: Mr. Rashid Hameed, Director Thermo Plastics receiving t
he award from President Maithripala Sirisena with Mr. Dharma Bandula,
AGM Production/Logistic, Thermo Plastics
Thermo Plastics (Pvt) Ltd.,
a pioneer in flexible packaging in the apparel industry was recently recognized
by the Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (SLSEA) for its efficiency in
conserving and the management of energy through its energy management efforts
by being awarded the Gold Flame in the medium scale, manufacturing sector. The
Sri Lanka National Energy Efficiency Awards competition is the annual national
event conducted by the Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (SLSEA) for
private and public sector institutions with the aim of recognizing their
contribution towards an energy secure Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lanka National
Energy Efficiency Awards recognizes the successful implementation of
innovative, cost effective and transferable energy efficiency measures across a
range of categories. They cover the full range of energy users, including large
and small companies and the public sector.

Rashid Hameen, Director
Thermo Plastic (Pvt) Ltd, speaking about the awards received said, “With
concerns about climate change being discussed locally and at every
international forum, we at Thermo Plastics understand our responsibility to the
environment and the importance of contributing to be a greener organization.
Therefore we initiated the ‘Going Green is Giving Life’ campaign in our offices
with the objective of reducing our carbon footprint. The Gold Flame Award
received in the medium scale, manufacturing sector at the Sri Lanka National
Energy Efficiency Award reaffirms our commitment to work towards a greener organization
in terms of quality, teamwork and sustainable manufacturing.”  
He further added, “I would
also like to commend P.M. Dharma Bandula for his achievement in receiving the
‘Outstanding Energy Manager of the Year’ Merit Award; he is exemplary in his
commitment to the company and our objectives of being energy efficient. At our
factory and office we take every necessary action in order to save energy by
utilizing natural lighting, cross ventilation and rainwater harvesting; we are
proud to say that 14 percent of the energy used by the factory is from solar
power. We have achieved a 50 percent reduction in the total waste output, by
creating an in-house recycling waste management system. We intend to be the
best polybag manufacturer in Sri Lanka while retaining an eco-friendly status,
while continuing to set the standards that will create ethical and guilt-free
products that will revolutionise the industry.”
Thermo Plastic is the first
and only polybag manufacturer to be awarded a slew of certifications for its
high standards in processes, quality and environmental consciousness.  The company was awarded the following
accreditations and is the only polybag manufacturer to receive all four; ISO
9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, ISO 50001:2011 and OHSAS 18001:2007 from SGS,
Geneva, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification
company.
Thermo Plastic is the only
Sri Lankan company that is also a member of SEDEX, an international body that
shares and audits ethical business practices of an organisation, the areas
monitored include: labour; health and safety; environment and business. (SEDEX
reference number S000000088306)

Established in 1985, Thermo
Plastics is one of the pioneers in the manufacturing of high quality flexible
packaging for the apparel industry. Carving itself a niche market by being one
of the few eco conscious companies to create printed and unprinted bags,
standard and waterproof zipper lock bags and oxo biodegradable bags, they count
many high profile garment exporters as clients, a veritable who’s who in the
rapidly burgeoning apparel manufacturing market. Thermo Plastics (Pvt) Ltd is a
subsidiary of BAM Holdings Pvt Ltd which is vertically integrated Garments
manufacture whose core business is children’s apparel and clothing
manufacturing. They have also diversified into agriculture, renewable energy
and the leisure sector for further information visit www.thermosl.com.

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