Global Standards


Hirdaramani Knit, Agalawatta (Mihila), The World’s First Custom Built Green Apparel Factory


Leveraging the Best to Deliver Better.

From production to purchase, Fair Trade is a model of sustainable, ethical trade that puts people and planet first. The model is built around the concept that economic empowerment and sustainable livelihoods are the basis for a market that works for everyone.

Today Hirdamani operates 5 Fair Trade US Certified Facilities.

Projects Underway

  • Nursery & Day Care Center for Children of Factory Employees
  • Dry Rations Distribution to Employees
  • Families Facilitated by the Programs - 4,500 and growing

As part of the Group’s commitment to becoming a truly sustainable manufacturing company, Hirdaramani has established the USGB LEED Building Standards for all its manufacturing facilities. Every new facility built is constructed to meet LEED standards, while all existing facilities are undergoing a process of change to meet LEED requirements.


  • 3 LEED Platinum Certified Facilities: Two new constructions and one converted facility
  • 11 LEED Gold Certified Facilities
  • 14 of 37 production units in total are LEED Certified
  • Target to certify all facilities by 2020

Developed by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, the Higg Index is a suite of tools that enables brands, retailers, and facilities of all sizes — at every stage in their sustainability journey — to accurately measure and score a company or product’s sustainability performance. The Higg Index delivers a holistic overview that empowers businesses to make meaningful improvements that protect the well-being of factory workers, local communities, and the environment.

Hirdaramani has been working on close collaboration with the SAC in the development of the HiGG index with several facilities participating in the testing and development of the assessment tools.

The Index measures

  • Environmental management systems
  • Energy use and greenhouse gas emissions
  • Water use
  • Wastewater
  • Emissions to air (if applicable)
  • Waste management
  • Chemical use and management

Hirdaramani Results

  • 22 Facilities Self Assessed – Average Score – 62 (2016 Cadence)
  • 10 Facilities 3rd Party Verified – Average Score – 61 (2016 Cadence)
  • All Facilities will Complete HIGG FEM 3.0 in 2018 (2017 cadence)