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What is Environmental Management for Apparel Industry

What is Environmental Management for Apparel Industry

What is meant by Environment?

It is the surrounding in which we live; land, water, atmosphere, animals, trees etc, which can be affected by our activities. All our activities produce waste in solid, liquid & gaseous form, which if discharged to the environment in excess quantities beyond its assimilation capacity can lead to pollution. You cad read it Bangla...


Environmental Policy

Auto  Fashions Ltd. is highly concerned about the environment aspects in an around the company and the impact on Auto  Fashions Ltd Ltd. activities towards environmental protection. Company takes every possible measure to minimize environmental pollution as as much as possible. Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. recognizes that the Earth environment is essential and will comply with the following environmental policy for planning and conducting the construction business for human survival not only for present but also for future generation.


Environmental Management programme

The space for Auto  Fashions Ltd. is total 70,000 sq. feet one building with modern architectural design. Tiled, surrounding windows, sufficient air ventililation, alternate emergency exit provisions.
  • Minimize construction waste, effluent and promote recycling
  • Prevent environmental pollution
  • Provide adequate information, training and supervision
  • Measure, monitor and review environmental performance


What is Pollution?

This is a state in which the environment is contaminated with toxic materials, discharged by our activities, which are harmful to the flora, fauna & living beings
  • Air Pollution
  • Water Pollution
  • Land Pollution
  • Noise Pollutio

What is meant by spill?

This refers to the sudden or accidental discharged of contaminant into the environment. Spill Control Plans. Three processes are in place for effective management of waste water to avoid land surface and ground water contamination.
  • Batching plant process water
  • Treatment of batching plant toxic waste water before discharge
  • The high pH value is neutralized with the use of Aluminum Sulfate

Use Of Absorbents/Neutralizers

In the factories of Auto  Fashions Ltd. there used new and modern machineries. In addition, all machines are secured with necessary safety guards. So workers can perform their responsibilities safely. Battery charging operation
  • Sulphuric acid is being neutralized with soda ash before disposal
  • Materials for Clean-up & Control
  • Saw dust
  • Dry sand
  • Rags
  • Oil boom
  • Absorbent Pad
Use Of Absorbents/Neutralizers

Spill Response Guide

Once a spill is noticed:
  • Shout spill! Spill!! Spill!! To attract others
  • Notify all concerned (Including HSE)
  • Identify source of spill or leaks
  • Stop source of spill
  • Contain spill
  • Clean-up for environmental management programme
  • Disposal of contaminated materials

Response Flow Chart
Response Flow Chart

Release To Water or Soil Contamination
  • Oil Diesel
  • Contain the spread
  • Arrange for clean up
  • Follow disposal procedures
  • Make written report
  • Call departmental manager on channel xxx.
  • Call safety on channel x
  • Call Company emergency unit on channel xx
  • Identify the source/shut down the source.

What Is Waste?

These wastage materials are handover later to the respectives by the authosisation of factory management. Moreover, these records are kept in a different register.Left over materials from the office, site and camps that are not useful in its present state and needs to be disposed off

Types Of Wastes

During production process, some accessories and fabrics turned as wastage. These are kept in a separate place. In addition, on dyeing process some dyes and chemical drums arte treated as wastage. 
  • Wood
  • Used engine oil
  • Gaskets, glass waste etc.
  • Sewage
  • Kitchen waste
  • Clinical waste
  • Paper
  • Carton
  • PlasticUsed batteries
  • Used tyres
  • Oily cotton rag
  • Oil contaminated sand
  • Metal scrap

Waste environmental management programme

Involves all the necessary procedure, practices, storage methods etc. That are put in place for the effective control of waste

Waste Management

Waste Stream
Waste Management

Waste Disposal

Auto Fashions Ltd. is a 100% export oriented garments factory. It is a compliant garments manufacturer with its own setup as well as own knitting section in the same premises. Here the final product is a fabric garment, which continues from fabric, cutting, quality and finishing. Raw materials used in this factory is fabrics and in finishing and packing, various accessories like cartoon, poly, papers etc. 
  • Sewage - Treated & discharged
  • Kitchen waste - Incinerated
  • Clinical waste - Incinerated
  • Paper waste - Incinerated / Recycled
  • Plastic waste - Recycled
  • Wooden waste - Recycled
  • Used engine oil - Disposal by approved
  • Agency
  • Waste Disposal
  • Used batteries - Recycled
  • Used tyres - Disposed
  • Oily cotton rag - Incinerated
  • Metal scrap - Recycled
  • Gasket - Disposed
  • Glass wastes - Recycled

Waste Management Tips

  • Reduce production of waste
  • Segregate waste
  • Recycle waste
  • Disposed off waste
  • Conserve resources

Waste Management

Waste management aim is to gradually reduce waste with the aim of eliminating those that have the potential to cause harm to people and the factory environment. It is criminal offence to dispose hazardous waste to nature or cause harm to the environment.

Environmental Control

Drinking water is one of the basic needs of human being and Auto  Fashions Ltd. trying its best to make sure that everybody has free access to safe drinking water provided at each working area. Dust Pollution during Construction Phase. Adequately sprinkle the area with water especially the road under construction to suppress or minimize dust. Water sprinkling of construction areas shall be done twice a day, morning and afternoon on a regular basis.

Body of Water

Protect all forms of body of water around the site that will be affected during the construction period this includes river, sea, swamp or lakes. No waste water coming from the construction site will be discharged to this body of water without proper treatment or tested to be safe and will not harm any form of living things in the environment.

Environmental Control

Administer a continuing, effective hearing conservation program, as described in the procedure, whenever employee noise exposures equal or exceed an 8-hour time-weighted average sound level (TWA) of 85 decibels measured.

Environmental Control

The company is registered under the Industrial Act. 1965. The management of Auto  Fashions Ltd. has ensured that each activity of the company is strictly goverened as per the local law of the country and its governing bodies.
  • Hazards of Exposure to noise
  • Exposure to noise can have the following consequences;
  • Causes annoyance and irritation
  • Affects concentration and efficiency
  • Causes fatigue and accident proneness
  • Prevents ear from registering other sounds, instructions and warnings
  • Short exposure to excess noise causes damage to the inner ear and permanent loss of hearing

Environmental Control

Limiting Exposure to noise can be reduced by:
  • Engineering and control methods (e.g. installation of silencer, sound controlled equipment enclosure, replacing equipment with a low noise producing equipment if possible)
  • Job rotation
  • Providing rest rooms or acoustic refuges
  • Re-arranging work locations
  • PPE (ear plug, ear muffs)
  • Environmental Control

Soil Erosion

The excavated or embanked area, shoulder on side slopes or borrow pits are the area where soil erosion are likely to occur during heavy rain. To avoid soil erosion, all exposed surface shall be regressed or covered by stone pitching, lining concrete, spill way and compaction of the embankment area shall be carried out.
Spill Response Guide

Operating Procedures:

In addition to general power supply. This is located at separate premises under all the safety measures and regular check. Workers and management are aware on using power. The operating procedures for various operations such as Acid neutralization, Auto Effluent Grease pit operation, Batching plant effluent neutralization should be displayed at the corresponding locations. The operating personnel in the corresponding locations should be trained to operate the above procedures.

What is Pollution


The objective of Auto  Fashions Ltd. is to be engaged efficiently, responsibility and profitably in the garments manufacturing trade. The management seeks the standards of performance and aims to maintain a long-term standing position on their respective competitive environment. Minimizse construction waste, and then dispose it to the designated area
  • Implement waste segregation ang recycling
  • Minimize the source of pollution by establishing target of saving energy and resources
  • Strive that there is no environmental accident and violation of environmental legislation and regulation
  • Environmental policy shall be open to the public as well as internal
  • Each employee should understand and comply with the policy, and shall actively participate in and make utmost efforts to the environmental management activity

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