In recognition of sustainable manufacturing, the Green Building Council of Sri Lanka (GBCSL) has certified Alumex PLC with the Eco-Label under the GREEN Labelling System, for its entire aluminium extrusion portfolio.
The GBCSL has identified Alumex PLC, a Hayleys Group Company, as a good example of sustainable manufacturing – a vital contribution to achieving a common goal of building a healthy and sustainable future together.
“As a company that has embraced sustainable business practices, we are glad to have been recognized with the ‘Eco-Label Certification’ from the ‘Green Building Council of Sri Lanka,” Alumex PLC Managing Director PramukDediwela said. “The certification is a testament to our constant focus on sustainable manufacturing processes and to the value we offer our discerning customers.”
Forests cover 31% of the earth’s surface area, whilst being home to 80% of the planet’s land-based biodiversity. Forest cover also plays a critical role in mitigating climate change. Yet according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations “State of the World’s Forests 2020” Report, deforestation and forest degradation continue to take place at alarming rates, contributing significantly to the ongoing loss of biodiversity.
Aluminium, referred to as a ‘green metal’, is recognized as an effective and efficient alternative to wood products used in construction, and is at the core of Alumex PLC’s sustainable manufacturing solutions.
Throughout the years, Alumex has attempted to collaborate with multiple stakeholders to inculcate sustainable manufacturing practices, whilst collaborating with its stakeholders towards greater circularity, and its environmental commitments.
Founded in 1986, Alumex PLC is a subsidiary of Sri Lankan multinational and diversified conglomerate, Hayleys Group. Alumex is a fully integrated manufacturer of aluminium profiles in Sri Lanka. Endorsed with over 35 years of industry expertise, the company develops and manufactures aluminium extrusions for an extensive suite of applications & systems such as fabrication of doors, windows, shop fronts, curtain walls and other specialized commercial applications including globally renowned Aluminium Proprietary Door, Window & Façade Systems under license. With a wide range of architectural, residential and industrial products made available through its national and retail distribution system, Alumex provides customers with products on par with the highest international standards. Currently Alumex export its pre-engineered products to USA, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
A centerpiece of the Sri Lankan economy, the Hayleys Group maintains a global presence across five regions with business interests spanning a total of 16 diverse sectors. Accounting for USD 600 million of the country’s foreign earnings and 4.2% of the nation’s total export income, Hayleys is a champion of sustainable innovation, and represents one of Sri Lanka’s most prominent success stories.