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Texon aims to become a zero in waste by 2025

Feb '20
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Texon, supplier of sustainable, high quality, high performance material solutions, aims to become a zero-waste organisation by 2025. Towards this, it has spelled out its sustainability goals for the next five years, marking its long-standing commitment to develop sustainable footwear components, materials for consumer accessories and performance fabrics.

The sustainability ambitions set out by Texon for the next five years include reducing its carbon footprint by 50 per cent, cutting the use of virgin materials by 50 per cent, ensuring 90 per cent of waste is recyclable or reusable and reducing water usage and water waste by 20 per cent.

Texon has wrapped its environmental efforts under the umbrella of “zerofootprint” – a banner that will tell the story of its ambitions and its achievements.

Jelle Tolsma, Texon CEO, explained: “We’ve been helping our customers to keep the world moving for more than 70 years. Every day, millions of people step out to play, train, compete and explore wearing garments and footwear based on our materials. Sustainability has always driven how we think, what we produce, and who we work with. It is in our DNA. Today is no different. At the start of a new decade, we’re renewing our commitment to sustainability and pledging to do more in collaboration with our customers and supply base. As a business we’ve identified a series of sustainability goals that will further accelerate our journey to becoming a world class sustainable company and drive us closer towards our ambition of zero waste.”

“As always, our aim is to keep our standards high and our impact low for our planet, our communities and our future. We’ll do this by embedding the five Rs of sustainability into everything we do: Rethink, Reduce, Re-use, Recycle and Recover. There are already lots of great examples of the five Rs across our business,” Tolsma added.

“When it comes to raw materials, we’re reducing our use of virgin cellulose – pioneering new solutions that allow us to take less from the planet and optimise what we already have. In terms of water consumption, we’re going above and beyond to limit what we use. Where we do use water, we make sure we recycle and return it back to nature even cleaner than when it came out so it can be reused. And, when it comes to transport, we’re continually looking for ways to reduce our carbon dioxide emissions – whether that’s placing our factories near to customers or rethinking how our products are shipped, choosing ocean freight over air freight. Zerofootprint will serve as a constant reminder to us, and to our customers, that there is always more that companies can do – collectively and individually,” Tolsma said.

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