As we adapt and continue our journey towards a sustainable future, we focus on the 4 key areas listed below. On the horizon, we are constructing a new mill, where we will invest in new processes and equipment that prioritizes responsible water and energy consumption. Completion of the new facility is expected by late 2024.
- Renewable & Recycled ResourcesBy 2030, our goal is for 100% of our portfolio to contain at least 50% rapidly renewable or recycled materials. We are already on our way to achieving this goal through the 2019 introduction of Volar Bio and the inclusion of TENCEL™ Modal fibers in 33% of our offering.
- Waste Reduction & DiversionWe commit to sending 3% or less of yardage produced annually to landfill. One of the ways we achieve this is through our Mottainai program. Inspired by the Japanese concept of finding the intrinsic value in unwanted materials, we proudly donate to schools and charitable organizations. Since 2018 we have extended the life cycle of over 30,000 yards through diversion.
- Water ImpactRecognizing that water is a finite resource, we are committed to a 20% reduction in water use by 2025. This will be achieved through a variety of activities and have already instituted a strict water quality control process as part of our ISO 14001 certification.
- Energy Conservation & Climate Impact
We are currently evaluating our pathways for reducing greenhouse gas and strive to set a science-based target by late-2022.
Working together with Treedom, we have planted 600 trees planted across 6 countries. Not only do these trees purify air and capture carbon, but they also contribute to the local biodiversity and economy.