Welspun Wins Prestigious Earth Care Award

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Welspun, one of the world's largest home textile leaders and a pioneer in environmental initiatives for manufacturing, received the 1st runner up award for reduction in emission and mitigation of Greenhouse gasses at the Earth Care Awards this April.

Earth Day, Welspun, one of the world's largest home textile leaders and a pioneer in environmental initiatives for manufacturing, received the 1st runner up award for reduction in emission and mitigation of Greenhouse gasses at the Earth Care Awards this April. The Earth Care Award is given by India's largest media house, the Times of India in conjunction with Jindal Steel Works in an effort to recognize local and relevant action in environmental reform. The awards are supported by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the Centre for Environment Education (CEE).

Welspun has made the sustenance and care for the environment a priority, and has been recognized as a leader in this charge. In 2007, Welspun was awarded "Sustainability Partner" by Wal-Mart. Stringent measures and processes for sustaining the environment are being implemented in Welspun facilities in Anjar and Vapi at Gujarat, India. State-of-the-art water harvesting and recycling measures are utilized to save water. It is also important to note that the "Welspun City," a 2500-acre township in the barren lands of Anjar, is being transformed into a virtual green belt through forestation efforts. In addition to this greening effort, the facilities have switched to gas and steam power in an effort to reduce emission by 389,890Metric Tons of CO2 over the next 10 years.

Welpun is one of the largest providers of towels for the US and is now ranked number three in the world. In addition to supplying home textile products for a majority of retailers worldwide, they are also now a major brand builder. Welspun currently licenses Waverly, Nautica and Umbra brands and recently acquired the venerable Christy Company of England as well as Sorema of Portugal.

Welspun's environmental initiatives affect all of their manufacturing sites and brands and represent a major commitment to precedence in product, package and process that are environmentally friendly and sustainable.

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