Sustainability Brochure - Flipbook - Page 2
Julius Walters is the Managing Director of
Sudbury Silk Mills is a vertical production jacquard weaving
Sudbury Silk Mills (SSM), a group of
mill. The entire process, from design concept and
companies involved in the manufacture of
development, yarn dyeing, warping, weaving to finished
fabric can be followed through the factory.
a wide range of textile products for
customers worldwide. This report focuses
on areas of progress and performance in all
areas of sustainability that are important to
our stakeholders and also to the success of
There are 48 looms in operation at the mill, producing a
wide range of fabrics of exceptional quality, all custom-woven
Sudbury Silk Mills recognises the importance that its customers and staff place on
sustainability and is developing meaningful key performance indicators to enable the board
to monitor the group’s progress in meeting its objectives and responsibilities in these areas.
We recognise the value of the certification process to an industry standard for sustainability
and have committed to achieving Oeko-Tex certification, an environmental and ethical
Our highly skilled weavers and technicians undertake all the
standard, this year.
weaving on site, and every metre of fabric is inspected by
hand before leaving the mill.
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
Being responsible and sustainable is fundamental to our purpose and this section of the
policy sets out our progress and performance in social aspects ensuring human rights and
ethics. Our working practices promote the health, safety and wellbeing of our colleagues and
we promote awareness of our impact on the environment as we design our products and
processes, while delivering the greatest benefit to our local community.
Sudbury Silk Mills non-financial Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) reflect the importance
that we place on our corporate and social responsibility and enable the board to monitor
progress in meeting its objectives and responsibilities in these areas.