Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Unifi bags 2018 UNC sustainability award
Unifi bags 2018 UNC sustainability award
15
May '18
Unifi CEO Kevin Hall (left) and Al Segars of UNC.  Courtesy: Unifi
Unifi CEO Kevin Hall (left) and Al Segars of UNC. Courtesy: Unifi
Unifi, Inc., a leader in synthetic and recycled performance fibres, has bagged the 2018 UNC sustainability award from Kenan- Flagler Business School’s Centre for Sustainable Enterprise and the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise. The award recognises leadership and best practices in environmental and business sustainability for North Carolina enterprises.

UNC chose Unifi to receive the award because of the company’s strong history of commitment to sustainability, along with its strategic and thoughtful business practices. The selection criteria includes initiative; the drive to act or take charge before others do, innovation; a new or novel idea, method, or approach, and impact; to have a strong effect on someone or something.

Unifi CEO Kevin Hall said, “Unifi is honoured to be recognised by UNC as a leader in developing innovative, environmentally- friendly practices as part of our business model. We are proud to have partnered with the world’s leading brands to transform more than 10 billion bottles into performance fibres, and are on track for 30 billion by 2022.”

Albert Segars, PNC distinguished professor, strategy and, entrepreneurship and faculty director, Centre for Sustainable Enterprise said, “The Centre for Sustainable Enterprise has been a thought leader in sustainability for almost 20 years. There are also many businesses in North Carolina that have been innovative leaders in sustainable enterprise, in some cases for much longer than 20 years. We thought it was time to highlight the positive stories of those organisations and highlight their leadership in building profitable as well as sustainable models of business.”

Brad Ives, UNC’s associate vice chancellor for campus enterprises and chief sustainability officer said, “Unifi is a leader in sustainability among American-based companies. They have long been a leader in using recycled materials to manufacture their innovative yarns while showing that superior products do not need virgin materials. Likewise, their commitment to landfill-free manufacturing demonstrates a great environmental commitment to their local communities.” (GK)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

Philippines wearable industry expects 20% export growth

Apparel/Garments | On 17th Aug 2018

Philippines wearable industry expects 20% export growth

The combined export growth of textile, garments and other wearable...

Talks on new minimum wage for next year start in Cambodia

Apparel/Garments | On 17th Aug 2018

Talks on new minimum wage for next year start in Cambodia

The Cambodian labour ministry and relevant stakeholders recently...

Boost research to double yield: Indian Cotton Federation

Textiles | On 17th Aug 2018

Boost research to double yield: Indian Cotton Federation

Despite India being the world’s largest producer of cotton for three...

Interviews View All

Pratik Bachkaniwala
Palod Himson Machines

Fabric processing machines are picking up

Top executives
Textile industry

The foremost issue is bridging the skill gap

Sunil Kumar Sharma
Loknayak JPNSSSG Ltd

'The blend of cotton–linen yarn has high demand in the domestic and...

Tejas N Patel, Navin D Patel

Founded in 1999 by Navin Patel in the name of Tejas Fabrics with 100...

Harsh Shah

Fynd is the central online shopping destination for fashion, offering...

Tom Adeyoola

Describing itself as the best body shape and garment fit company in the...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Ray Baughman
University of Texas -Dallas

<div>A team of scientists and researchers have discovered twistrons,...

Paige Mullis
Glen Raven Inc

Paige Mullis discusses the expansion plans of Glen Raven Inc in India, and ...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Adriano Goldschmied
AG Jeans

The hype around 'designer jeans' was created by him. And the new wave of...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


August 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search