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Sustainable Apparel Logistics: Balancing Efficiency and Environmental Responsibility

16 November 2023 | 6-MIN Read
  • 3PL
  • Efl
  • Logistics
  • Supply Chain

Ever wondered what’s the latest focus in fashion? Reducing the industry’s environmental impact. Ranked second only to oil and gas, the fashion industry faces an urgent call to action in reducing its environmental impact. Fortunately, a tide of change is sweeping through the industry, with designers and clothing manufacturers embracing positive fashion principles, making sustainability a resplendent trend. Wondering how positive fashion truly operates? Curious about logistics’ role in greening the industry even further? Let us unravel the intricacies and shed light on how EFL 3PL is driving the fashion industry toward eco-friendliness, in response to the climate change challenge.


Adherence to the international sustainability standards


At EFL 3PL, sustainable logistics, often referred to as green logistics, takes center stage at every juncture of our apparel clients’ supply chain. Our unwavering commitment to environmental responsibility is evident in our compliance with international and local standards, including ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems, LEED Gold Certification, Green Freight Asia Certification, Global Recycle Standard (GRS), Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), Organic Content Standard (OCS), and Carbon Neutral Certification. What sets us apart in the industry is our holistic integration of sustainability into every facet of our operations. Sustainability isn’t just a buzzword for us; it’s a way of life, ingrained in our organizational DNA. This transformation has significantly reshaped how we conduct business over the years, reflecting our dedication to creating a more sustainable and eco-friendly logistics ecosystem.


Responsible for Sourcing and Production


To ensure sustainability, we closely collaborate with apparel brands that prioritize responsible sourcing and production. Partnering with such brands helps us handle eco-friendly materials that are ethically produced, reducing the overall environmental impact of the products being transported.


Technology Integration


EFL 3PL’s success in sustainable apparel logistics centers on embracing technological advancements. We’ve integrated IoT devices, AI-powered analytics, Power BI Based live dashboards and Apps to ensure transparency and traceability throughout the supply chain. This level of transparency instills consumer confidence in the brands they work with and supports the demand for sustainable products. As we steer toward sustainability while prioritizing operational efficiency, we’ve made a seamless transition to a paper-free environment at EFL 3PL. This initiative not only aligns with our and our clients’ sustainability commitment but also strategically enhances our internal workflow.


Efficient Transportation


Transportation is a significant contributor to the fashion industry’s carbon footprint. Hence why we have invested in cutting-edge technology to optimize routes, reduce fuel consumption, and minimize emissions. By using data-driven insights and leveraging advanced analytics, they have streamlined their transportation network, thereby increased operational efficiency while reduced environmental harm.


Collaboration is key as the fashion industry moves towards sustainability. Logistics plays a crucial role in this transformation.  Being leading logistics provider in Sri Lanka, we stand as an inspiring example of how efficiency and environmental responsibility can harmoniously coexist in apparel logistics. By integrating sustainable practices, we have become a sector leader, driving positive change in fashion. As consumers grow more environmentally conscious, sustainable apparel logistics is no longer an option but a necessity for progressive logistics providers.