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A&E highlights focus on future in sustainability report

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Apr '19
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American & Efird (A&E), a portfolio company of Elevate Textiles and a manufacturer of industrial and consumer sewing thread, embroidery thread, and technical textiles, has announced the release of its 9th annual corporate sustainability report, ‘A Focus on the Future’. A&E is a leader in environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

Highlighting its annual progress in environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility, A&E measures its performance against goals outlined within its eco-driven programme, the Ten Threads of Sustainability, with a mission of ensuring that future generations will have a great place to live and work, the company said in a press release.

This year’s notable sustainability highlights includes water stewardship. The company has recycled and reused over 2 billion litres of wastewater at global operations since 2013. The company has seen a 41 per cent reduction in global water consumption (litres per kg of thread) since 2006.

A&E has also achieved 100 per cent zero-waste-to-landfill status at 16 global manufacturing operations and support facilities in 2018, with five other operations recycling more than 90 per cent of by-products and created waste. The company has seen a 13 per cent reduction of global carbon footprint (CO2e in kg per kg of thread) since 2006, 11 per cent reduction in global power consumption (KwH per kg of thread) since 2006, and a 45 per cent of A&E’s global energy portfolio for steam production consisted of renewable fuels in 2018.

Categories addressed in this report include global carbon footprint, water stewardship, energy conservation, sustainable packaging, recycling and waste reduction social responsibility, employee health and safety, sustainable products, product stewardship, sustainable packaging, and supply chain sustainability.

“A&E has a long heritage, built on the manufacturing and distribution of quality, premium thread products and responsible manufacturing. We are excited to share with you the accomplishments achieved and challenges faced over the last 12 months in this important area for our company. We remain committed to holding ourselves accountable to our customers and stakeholders as we conduct our business in a transparent and ethical fashion,” A&E president Chris Alt said. (GK)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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