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Lenzing Group's Sustainability Report for 2019 published

Mar '20
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Just ahead of ‘Day of Forests’ on March 21, which the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of United Nations introduced in 1970s in response to global deforestation, Lenzing Group has presented its Sustainability Report 2019. Lenzing produces fibres from renewable raw material wood and is known among its customers and partners as a sustainable producer.

Lenzing’s sustainable practices in procurement, especially for wood and pulp, were once again ranked as leading in the 2019 reporting year (Hot Button Report).

Under the motto ‘Stand up! Against business as usual’, Lenzing emphasises its wider responsibilities over and above its products. Business-as-usual scenarios have to be overcome, in particular for climate protection. With a science-based target, Lenzing is taking action to master the problems caused by climate change. The Lenzing Group is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions per ton of product by 50 per cent by 2030 (baseline: 2017). The science based targets initiative has approved Lenzing’s climate target as science-based.

“Climate change is the most daunting challenge humanity faces. By making the strategic commitment to be climate-neutral by 2050, we will contribute to reducing the speed of global warming and to accomplishing the targets of the Paris climate agreement. Despite the substantial investment that is necessary, we are convinced that this is not only a very responsible step but that it will also be a value-generating move,” said Stefan Doboczky, chief executive officer of the Lenzing Group. “The big challenges of our day demand new answers. Lenzing is at the forefront in being part of the solution.”

One of Lenzing’s strategic principles under its ’Naturally positive’ sustainability strategy and a focus in the 2019 Sustainability Report is the circular economy – an area in which Lenzing makes significant contributions. To address the enormous textile waste challenges of industry and society, Lenzing has developed a unique recycling technology branded Refibra. This technology enables garment production waste to be reprocessed into fibres. By recycling worn garments for the first time in the production of Tencel x Refibra fibres, Lenzing achieved a further milestone in 2019 in establishing this pioneering technology in the global market.

“Refibra combines the production technology of lyocell fibres, which are widely recognised as being the most environmentally responsible wood-based cellulosic fibres, with a closed-loop production process and the recycling of cotton materials,” said Robert van de Kerkhof, chief commercial officer of the Lenzing Group.

“Lenzing’s vision is to turn the recycling of textile waste into a common standard process like paper recycling. This includes recycling fabrics and garments made from Lenzing materials. We want Lenzing fibres produced with Refibra technology to contain up to 50 per cent of recycled materials,” added van de Kerkhof.

Aside from climate protection and the efficient use of raw materials, transparency along the value chain also represents a huge challenge and, at the same time, forms the basis for greening the industry. Lenzing offers an innovative solution based on blockchain technology in cooperation with TextileGenesis. This enables customers and consumers to trace the production of a garment back to the raw material by simply scanning a barcode. In 2019, Lenzing presented its first pilot project at the Hong Kong Fashion Summit.

In its sustainability strategy, Lenzing has defined seven core areas in which it makes significant direct contributions to the attainment of several Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (SDGs). In those areas, Lenzing has set concrete, ambitious targets, and the Lenzing Group continued to work hard to achieve them in the reporting year.

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