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CITI SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS 2024: CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE IN TEXTILE SUSTAINABILITY

Published: February 28, 2024
Author: TEXTILE VALUE CHAIN

[New Delhi, 27 February 2024] – The Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) hosted the prestigious CITI Sustainability Awards 2024, recognizing and applauding outstanding achievements in sustainability within the Indian textile industry. The event was held on 26th February 2024 at Bharat Mandapam, where Union Minister for Textiles, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, and Commerce and Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal, and Smt. Darshana Jardosh, the Union Minister of State for Textiles and Railways presented the awards to the deserving winners.

In his address, Shri Piyush Goyal emphasized the crucial role of sustainability in the textile industry and commended the efforts of organizations and individuals for their exemplary contributions. He stated, that CITI holds a distinctive position, and its leadership has consistently provided unwavering support to the Ministry of Textile. I am confident that CITI will persist in serving the needs of India and the wider world, enhancing our competitiveness. I hold the highest regard for the remarkable initiatives undertaken by CITI. The organization will undoubtedly inspire the youth in the industry to chart a roadmap for the country’s growth. There is an undeniable force propelling India towards progress in the textile sector, and nothing on earth can impede it.”

The CITI Sustainability Awards 2024 featured several categories, each recognizing excellence in different aspects of sustainability:

Best Practices adopted by Textile Mills, especially in Social Responsibility & Green Practices:

Winner: Indo Count Industries Ltd.

Ist Runner UP: Pratibha Syntex Ltd.

Innovative Material Management in Textile Mills:

Winner: Indo Count Industries Ltd.

Ist Runner UP: Jeyavishnu Clothing Private Limited

Best Recyclers:

Winner: Geethanjali Woolens

Ist Runner UP: Sulochana Cotton Spinning Mills P Ltd

2nd Runner Up: Kakkar Spinning Mills

Best HR Practices:

Winner: Brandix Apparel India Pvt Ltd.

Ist Runner UP: Teejay India Pvt Ltd.

2nd Runner UP: Pratibha Syntex Limited

Best Alternate Materials Use:

Winner: Sulochana Cotton Spinning Mills P Ltd.

Ist Runner UP: Conserve India

2nd Runner Up: Reliance Industries Ltd.

Best Sustainable Retail Practices:

Winner: Amann Sewing & Embroidery Threads Private Limited

Ist Runner UP: Raymond UCO Denim- Everblue Apparel Limited

2nd Runner Up: Indo Count Industries Ltd.

Best Women Entrepreneurs – Leading Sustainability and Social Impact:

Winner: Kumbaya Producer Company Limited

Ist Runner UP: Saahas Waste Management Private Limited

2nd Runner Up: 23:23 Designs & Sourcing

Exemplary Service to the Textile Industry:

Mr. B.K. Patodia

Dr. Rajaram Jaipuria

Dr Krishnaraj Vanarvarayar

Mr Prem Malik

The awards ceremony showcased the industry’s commitment to sustainability, with winners demonstrating innovation, dedication, and positive impact. The recipients were lauded not only for their contributions to environmental conservation but also for their social responsibility initiatives and commitment to sustainable business practices.

The ceremony showcased the commitment and dedication of textile and apparel organizations nationwide, highlighting their exemplary practices in social responsibility and green initiatives. Sh. Rakesh Mehra, Chairman of the Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI), shared his thoughts on the occasion, stating, “These awards are a testament to the industry’s relentless pursuit of sustainability. It is heartening to witness the transformative efforts made by textile companies, setting a benchmark for others to follow.”

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