Sustainability

2022-10-06

Ascend focuses on reducing product carbon footprint

Ascend Performance Materials announced today two efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of its products. The company has made its global compounding operations carbon neutral, making it the first integrated polyamide producer to decarbonize a substantial part of its operations, and it has secured ISCC+ certification for the use of bio-based materials.

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Sustainability

2022-10-06

The annual update of the Bio-based Industries Consortium’s (BIC) and nova-Institute’s report on Europe’s bio-based industries reveals that, despite significant changes in this year’s assessment due to Brexit, bio-based industries continue to grow, marking a total contribution of over 814 billion Euro to the EU’s bioeconomy in 2019 (the latest available data in Eurostat).

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Sustainability

2022-10-06

The Lenzing Group, a world-leading provider of wood-based specialty fibers for the textile and nonwoven industries, and VERBUND, Austria’s leading energy transition company, are celebrating today’s launch of the first development stage of the largest ground-mounted photovoltaic system in Upper Austria. Together with its energy partner VERBUND, Lenzing is also paving the way for the transition to zero-emission mobility. The installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure at the company’s premises underlines Lenzing’s commitment to the energy transition process.

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Sustainability

2022-09-22

As the pioneer in innovation and sustainability, Far Eastern New Century Corporation (FENC) is able to provide solutions to lower the environmental impact for both Poly and Nylon and our effort, FENC® TOPGREEN® Bio3, is honored to be recognized by International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) Awards 2022, the world's first fabric made with recycle waste gas PET and combine with our Nylon66 Solution dye technology which is skip dyeing process and makes the whole fabric eco-friendly.

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Sustainability

2022-09-22

Lenzing, the world’s leading supplier of sustainably produced specialty fibers, has been recognized in The International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF)’s ITMF Awards 2022 for its unwavering commitment towards paving sustainable practices for the denim industry. Paving a clear path towards a more sustainable denim industry, TENCEL™ Modal fiber with Indigo Color technology was presented with the award for Sustainability and Innovation at the ITMF Annual Conference today in Davos, Switzerland.

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Sustainability

2022-10-06

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition collaborates with The Industry We Want on purchasing practices metric calling on manufacturers to provide feedback on brand partners

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), a non-profit organization that brings together around half of the apparel and footwear industry to enable positive social and environmental impact at scale, is collaborating with The Industry We Want (TIWW) on the second cycle of the purchasing practices metric, powered by the Better Buying Institute Partnership Index™ survey. The survey opens from October 3rd – October 31st, 2022 and is calling on manufacturers in the apparel sector to rate their brand partners’ purchasing practices.

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Sustainability

2022-10-06

First certification labels recognized for the Green Button 2.0 meta-label approach

A benchmarking process is currently underway for Green Button 2.0 to evaluate which certification labels are recognized for meeting production process requirements. Certification labels must be demonstrated for different production stages. We are particularly pleased with the first recognized certification labels for the fiber and material use recognition area, which is new in Green Button 2.0.

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Sustainability

2022-10-06

Finding common ground: The Sustainable Apparel Coalition heads to Singapore for Annual Meeting

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), an independent and impact-creating organization that brings together around half of the apparel industry to enable positive social and environmental impact at scale, is bringing together its global network for the 2022 SAC Annual Meeting in Singapore on November 1-2.

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Sustainability

2022-09-29

CovationBio, Primient Covation LLC announce partnership to support sustainable agriculture

CovationBio, a global leader in innovative bio-based material solutions, and Primient Covation LLC, the largest global producer of 100% plant-based 1,3-propanediol (Bio-PDO®), today announced their participation in Primient’s Sustainable Agriculture Program and partnership with Truterra, LLC, the sustainable agriculture business of Land O’Lakes and program delivery partner.

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Sustainability

2022-09-29

Levi Strauss & Co. releases 2021 Sustainability Report and new slate of sustainability goals

Levi Strauss & Co. has released a new slate of sustainability goals as part of its newly published 2021 Sustainability report, demonstrating its commitment to a holistic definition of sustainability and progress across its key pillars of climate, consumption and community. The 16 goals cover focus areas including greenhouse gas emissions, water stewardship, circular economy and new business models, worker well-being in the supply chain, diversity, equity and inclusion and social issue advocacy.

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Sustainability

2022-09-22

Green Button: The government-led textile certification label celebrates its third anniversary and presents new standard version

For three years now, consumers have been able to recognise sustainable textiles more easily when shopping: By the government-run textile certification label Green Button. Since August, an even more sophisticated standard version, the Green Button 2.0, has been on the market.

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Sustainability

2022-09-22

Recover™ receives the ITMF Award for its sustainable and innovative achievements

Recover™, the frontrunner in low-impact, high-quality recycled cotton fiber and cotton fiber blends, has been presented with the ITMF Sustainability & Innovation Award 2022 at the ITMF Annual Conference 2022 in Davos, surrounded by industry experts and key supply chain partners.

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Sustainability

2022-09-22

Milliken & Company achieves EcoVadis Gold Rating

Milliken & Company, a diversified manufacturer committed to sustainability, is proud to achieve a gold rating on its 2022 EcoVadis assessment. EcoVadis is a trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, providing detailed insight into environmental, social and ethical considerations across 200+ purchasing categories and 160+ countries. Milliken’s score places it in the top 7% of more than 90,000 organizations rated by EcoVadis.

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Top 10 nature-inspired companies addressing environmental and social issues

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2022-08-11

Bluesign defines “sustainable attributes” for approved chemicals within its bluesign® FINDER

2022-08-04

Nilit reports significant accomplishments in latest sustainability report

2022-08-04

Kimberly-Clark recognized as one of the 2022 world's most ethical companies by Ethisphere

2022-08-04

Message from Spinnova’s new CEO Kim Poulsen

2022-08-04

Ahlstrom-Munksjö to invest EUR 15 million in reducing its carbon footprint at its production plants in Wisconsin, USA

2022-07-28

Assessing tracer technologies to boost traceability

2022-07-28

Covestro strives for a sustainable communities organizing “Hands for a Brighter World” campaign

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Kimberly-Clark reports progress toward 2030 sustainability goals

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ZDHC expands InCheck Solutions

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Massive new Chinese wastewater treatment plant employs Toray membrane modules

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Techtextil and Texprocess 2022 set benchmarks for future-oriented textile trade fairs

2022-07-14

RadiciGroup at Phygital Sustainability Expo in Rome

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Copenhagen Fashion Summit: STTI calls for responsible purchasing practices and global standardisation on due diligence