BPPL Holdings

Sustainability is our
strategic priority

ESG Concept logo at BPPL Holdings
ESG Concept logo at BPPL Holdings

BPPL is committed to sustainable business practices that are responsible, ethical and social. This includes Integrating sustainability in every aspect of our business.

World globe with a leaf
World globe with a leaf

Environmental

Invest in initiatives that control the availability of natural resources, such as through renewable resources, energy efficiency and upcycling. Developed innovative technologies to reduce our impact on the planet.

PET recycling

  • We have recycled more than 57 million plastic bottles up to date.
  • We recycle around 50 tons of other forms of plastic such as Polypropylene, LDPE and HDPE each month. These plastics are used in our brushware.

Innovative and cutting-edge technology

  • We use PET plastic waste as our main raw material, eliminating the need for virgin PET materials in yarn production. Recycled polyester requires 60% less energy, reduces 82% GHG and 50% less water usage, and is of the same quality as virgin polyester.
  • Making polyester yarn from flakes rather than chips avoids the energy-intensive process of de-polymerization and re-polymerization. This can result in significant energy savings.
  • We use dope dyeing technology for higher quality dyed yarn, which reduces water consumption and waste water discharge.

Renewable energy

  • Our brush production site in Ingiriya, Sri Lanka, has a 200KW biomass power plant that uses timber offcuts to generate electricity and 800KWs of solar panels mounted on factory roofs.
  • Solar panels at our Maugama and Horana facilities produced approximately 1,050KW of electricity, equivalent to 44% of their energy needs.

Waste water treatment

  • Our waste water treatment system provides treated water to our PET bottle washing lines.
Three people
Three people

Social

The lives of thousands of people all around the nation are part of BPPL’s commitment to sustainability.
  • We create a happy and healthy working environment at BPPL by allocating resources to various programs. We do this by carrying out regular salary surveys, competitive remuneration, career goals and planning, job descriptions and gap analysis, and tailored training programs.
  • We are an ISO 45001:2018 certified organisation, which provides us with guidance for safe and healthy workplaces by preventing work-related injuries and improving performance.
  • At BPPL, we respect diversity, promote equal opportunities, and welcome disabled persons. We are committed to maximizing the performance of each individual in the workplace.
  • We provide regular training and development for our workforce.
  • We strengthen employee relations at the workplace

Financial model for PET bottle collectors

  • The bottle collection network helps low-income communities, collecting waste bottles for an income. In 2021-22, about 2,500 collectors benefited from an indirect income, and 480 a direct income. BPPL adopts strong ethical practices when collecting bottles such as the non-use of child labour.
  • We help waste collectors to develop as social entrepreneurs by providing guidance, free consultation, infrastructure, and financial assistance.
White color building
White color building

Governance

Managing investments in a way that encourages moral and efficient governance.
  • Promote integrity, transparency, accountability, and responsiveness.
  • Ensure appropriate checks and balances between Divisions and the Group.
  • Cultivate ethical business behaviour through a Code of Business Conduct.
Waste 2 Value app loaded screen on a mobile phone
Waste 2 Value app name in a green background
Waste 2 Value app name in a green background

BPPL passionately believes in promoting an environment in Sri Lanka that is committed to recycling. Out “Waste 2 Value” App encourage responsible plastic recycling among the public, and further recyclable waste collection efforts within the country.

CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Recycling Textile Waste Into Yarn.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

Process how garments are made from Yarn wastes
Scroll to Top