EPIC Group and ELEVATE collaborate to improve workers’ lives

  • Published: 28 November 2019

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Beyond Compliance – EPIC Group and ELEVATE collaborate to improve workers’ lives

28 November – Hong Kong SAR. The global commitment to social sustainability offers a profound opportunity to foster structural and operational innovation to uplift the quality of life for people, and the communities where they live. Leading this effort, EPIC Group and ELEVATE have entered into a strategic collaboration to build on the EPIC Group’s prominent position in ethical manufacturing, sustainability, and value creation for customers. Together, EPIC Group and ELEVATE are building a world class social responsibility program to lead the industry.

Since 1984, EPIC Group has been at the forefront of the garment manufacturing industry, leading with engineering and operational speed, efficiency, technology, design and innovation to deliver high quality product to global brands and retailers. The group conducts its business with an uncompromising commitment to the social wellbeing of its employees. Headquartered in Hong Kong, EPIC Group operates manufacturing facilities in 11 locations in South & Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Africa, and oversees presently the quality and welfare of 25,000 workers who produce nearly 90 million garments annually.

EPIC Group has called on ELEVATE, the leading supply chain responsibility and sustainability solutions provider, to realize its ambitions. ELEVATE is the only supply chain sustainability service provider with global reach and local expertise, which capitalizes on an improvement operating model that is founded on exceptional proficiency in the sustainability of supply chains and unique insights from its data analytics.

EPIC Group’s Founder, CEO and Chairman Ranjan Mahtani, said “While being in the business of manufacturing apparel, we discovered that we could improve and touch lives across our versatile demographics. Our collaboration with ELEVATE is a testament to our being forward-thinking in becoming industry leaders in the area of social sustainability and, most importantly our creating a transparent, safe, and harmonious environment throughout our manufacturing space”.

“ELEVATE is excited to work closely with EPIC Group to take EPIC’s social responsibility program and industry leadership to the next level”, said Ian Spaulding, CEO, ELEVATE. “The EPIC organization demonstrates a mindset that embraces supplier responsibility beyond audit and recognizes its value to society.”

The collaboration to accelerate EPIC Group’s industry leadership in social responsibility launched in November 2019.

About EPIC Group

Epic Group Ltd is a global apparel manufacturer whose headquarters are based in Hong Kong. We have a global footprint across Africa, Asia, UAE & the Unites States. Our business was formed in 1971 and from 2005, we have evolved to become a leading manufacturer and trusted supplier to our valued clients, focusing on innovation, state of the art technology & cutting-edge design. Through a passionate and driven team of people we enable our global retailers to deliver on their consumer expectations. We are a highly driven organisation that focuses on excellence in execution, quality and passion. We use modern technologies, insights and trends to and provide a partnership approach to our relationships.  Sustainability is at the heart of what we do, from the head office to the manufacturing plants. We employ over 25,000 people.

For more information, visit http://epicdata.epichk.com



ELEVATE is the leading business risk and sustainability solutions provider. We deliver improved organizational performance through sustainability and supply chain assessment and auditing, consulting, program management and analytics. We shape the industry with our innovative solutions to complex problems, by designing and implementing customized programs and technology that provide complete insight into risk and improve supply chain and sustainability performance. ELEVATE is headquartered in Hong Kong, and the company’s 650 employees oversee work in over 100 countries through dedicated offices in Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA and Vietnam.

For more information, visit www.elevatelimited.com.

For further enquiries:

Glory Kanikella, EPIC Group
Tel: +852 3512 0885
[email protected]


Bronwyn Alexander, ELEVATE
Tel: +852 9080 8437
[email protected]