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Sateri joins fashion industry charter for climate action

Jul '20
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Sateri, a producer of viscose fibre, has signed the fashion industry charter for climate action, becoming the first viscose producer in China to support this global fashion agenda. An initiative convened by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), this charter calls on fashion industry to support the goals of the Paris Agreement.
“UNFCCC is excited to have Sateri joining the fashion industry charter on climate action and committing towards global climate action as the first Chinese viscose producer to do so. We hope that it will inspire more textile companies from China to join and take action,” Niclas Svenningsen, manager of global climate action, UNFCCC, said in a press release.
As a signatory of the charter, Sateri looks forward to participating in relevant working groups which bring together stakeholders and experts in the fashion and textile sectors. In recent months, Sateri has joined several other leading industry multi-stakeholder associations. These include the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), China Association of Circular Economy (CACE), and the European Disposables and Nonwovens Association (EDANA). 
“Sateri is committed to growing our business as sustainably as we can. Our adoption of the Fashion Charter goals is a bold leap but we believe that pushing the boundaries is necessary,” Allen Zhang, president of Sateri, said.
We are also stepping up on our engagement with industry partners to be part of the collective action to accelerate efforts against climate change. As we formulate Sateri Vision 2030 for a sustainable business, carbon reduction will be one of our key focus areas.”
In addition to stepping up greenhouse gas emission reductions in its own operations, the company will continue to support decarbonisation efforts of the downstream textile value chain. Late last year, in collaboration with the China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC), a Climate Leadership Whitepaper was published. The paper analysed how innovation in Sateri’s EcoCosy fibre products help reduce carbon emission during yarn and fabric manufacturing stages, and also proposed next steps in achieving industry-wide emission reduction goals.
Sateri attained an ‘A-‘ score in CDP (formerly carbon disclosure project) for climate change in 2019; a score which is higher than the ‘C’ average globally, in Asia, as well as in the textiles and fabric goods sector. 

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