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Indorama Ventures launches the industry's first report on contributions to UN Sustainable Development Goals (c) Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited
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24.11.2021

Indorama Ventures launches the industry's first report on contributions to UN Sustainable Development Goals

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), a world-class sustainable chemical company, introduced the first independent Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Report developed by the private sector in Thailand. The report provides details of the company’s sustainability strategy, aligned with the United Nation’s SDGs.

Renaud Meyer, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative to Thailand, said, “We support countries in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals through integrated solutions. Achieving the goals at global level requires the partnership of governments, private sector, civil society and citizens alike to make sure we leave a better planet for future generations. The Sustainable Development Goals Report developed by the private sector is one way to urge more constructive collaboration among sectors.”  

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), a world-class sustainable chemical company, introduced the first independent Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Report developed by the private sector in Thailand. The report provides details of the company’s sustainability strategy, aligned with the United Nation’s SDGs.

Renaud Meyer, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative to Thailand, said, “We support countries in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals through integrated solutions. Achieving the goals at global level requires the partnership of governments, private sector, civil society and citizens alike to make sure we leave a better planet for future generations. The Sustainable Development Goals Report developed by the private sector is one way to urge more constructive collaboration among sectors.”  

The report presents IVL’s progress in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The company outlined five focus areas for contributing to the SDGs: Recycling and the Circular Economy, Climate Change and Energy, Environmental Stewardship, Health Safety and Well-being, and CSR and Collaborations. IVL believes it can have the greatest impact on these areas while also growing its business and bringing about constructive change. Activities in these five areas help IVL align with 13 of the 17 SDGs, totaling 39 targets.

Yash Lohia, Chief Sustainability Officer at Indorama Ventures, said, “Businesses can make a significant contribution to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. IVL, as a responsible industry leader, is committed to contributing to the SDGs and addressing the world's environmental and economic concerns. We need to be accountable to our stakeholders, including our 25,000 employees and their families, our customers and industry partners. Furthermore, we believe that complying with the SDGs will provide us with considerable business prospects.

22.11.2021

Sappi investiert in Papierfabrik auf dem Weg zur Dekarbonisierung

Sappi hat eine Investition in die Papierfabrik Kirkniemi in Lohja, Finnland, genehmigt, die eine Umstellung der Energieproduktion auf erneuerbare Bioenergie ermöglicht. Mit dieser Investition werden die direkten Treibhausgasemissionen aus fossilen Brennstoffen der Papierfabrik um ca. 90 Prozent reduziert, was 230.000 Tonnen Kohlendioxid pro Jahr entspricht.

Das Projekt, das Anfang 2023 abgeschlossen sein soll, wird einen wichtigen Beitrag zum Dekarbonisierungsplan von Sappi Europe leisten, da es den Ausstieg aus der Kohle in einer der letzten Anlagen ermöglicht, die teilweise mit diesem Brennstoff arbeiten. Die Biomasse wird dann in dem 2015 gebauten Mehrstoffkessel von Kirkniemi verwendet. Mit diesem Schritt kommt Sappi seinen Zielen für 2025 näher, zu denen die Reduzierung der spezifischen Treibhausgasemissionen (Scope 1 und 2) um 25 Prozent und die Erhöhung des Anteils erneuerbarer Energien auf 50 Prozent in Europa im Vergleich zu 2019 gehören.

Sappi hat eine Investition in die Papierfabrik Kirkniemi in Lohja, Finnland, genehmigt, die eine Umstellung der Energieproduktion auf erneuerbare Bioenergie ermöglicht. Mit dieser Investition werden die direkten Treibhausgasemissionen aus fossilen Brennstoffen der Papierfabrik um ca. 90 Prozent reduziert, was 230.000 Tonnen Kohlendioxid pro Jahr entspricht.

Das Projekt, das Anfang 2023 abgeschlossen sein soll, wird einen wichtigen Beitrag zum Dekarbonisierungsplan von Sappi Europe leisten, da es den Ausstieg aus der Kohle in einer der letzten Anlagen ermöglicht, die teilweise mit diesem Brennstoff arbeiten. Die Biomasse wird dann in dem 2015 gebauten Mehrstoffkessel von Kirkniemi verwendet. Mit diesem Schritt kommt Sappi seinen Zielen für 2025 näher, zu denen die Reduzierung der spezifischen Treibhausgasemissionen (Scope 1 und 2) um 25 Prozent und die Erhöhung des Anteils erneuerbarer Energien auf 50 Prozent in Europa im Vergleich zu 2019 gehören.

Die Investition dient der Errichtung von Anlagen, die für die Annahme, Lagerung und Verarbeitung von holzartiger Biomasse wie Rinde, Sägemehl und Hackschnitzel für die Biokraftstoffproduktion benötigt werden. Diese Arten von Biomasse sind Nebenprodukte der forstbasierten Industrie, und ihre Nutzung zur Energieerzeugung führt zu einer weiteren Aufwertung der Ressource Wald.

Neben der Erhöhung des Anteils an erneuerbaren Energien konzentrieren sich die Sappi-Papierfabriken auch auf die Senkung des Energieverbrauchs. Das Sappi-Werk Kirkniemi ist Mitglied der nationalen Energieeffizienz-Vereinbarung Finnlands und erreicht konsequent seine Energiesparziele. Die ISO 50001-Zertifizierung von Kirkniemi ist ein weiterer Beweis für die systematische Verbesserung der Energieeffizienz des Werks.

Quelle:

Sappi Europe

22.11.2021

ECOSENSOR™ by Asahi Kasei Advance launches its FW 22/23 fabric collection

For its FW 22/23 collection, ECOSENSOR™ by Asahi Kasei Advance presents a high-tech fabric collection, which implements a new generation of values, with the aim of keeping nature, body and mind in harmony.

ECOSENSOR™’s new references meet the needs of the contemporary consumer, such as durability, wellbeing and performance. Furthermore, they are made with certified ingredients, through a completely traceable and transparent production process and supply chain. Being capable of combining active climate control, exquisite touch, lightness and comfort with sustainable values, ECOSENSOR™’ stands out as a unique eco-high-tech performance proposition in its market.

The whole collection is focused on advanced technology and environmental responsibility. Thanks to ECOSENSOR™ by Asahi Kasei Advance’s unique value-chain based on recycling technology, most part of its yarns are certified by the renowned GRS (Global Recycled Standard). Even the dyeing and finishing phases - key moments for  performance wear - have been certified by international labels such as bluesign® and OEKO-TEX® Standard 100.

For its FW 22/23 collection, ECOSENSOR™ by Asahi Kasei Advance presents a high-tech fabric collection, which implements a new generation of values, with the aim of keeping nature, body and mind in harmony.

ECOSENSOR™’s new references meet the needs of the contemporary consumer, such as durability, wellbeing and performance. Furthermore, they are made with certified ingredients, through a completely traceable and transparent production process and supply chain. Being capable of combining active climate control, exquisite touch, lightness and comfort with sustainable values, ECOSENSOR™’ stands out as a unique eco-high-tech performance proposition in its market.

The whole collection is focused on advanced technology and environmental responsibility. Thanks to ECOSENSOR™ by Asahi Kasei Advance’s unique value-chain based on recycling technology, most part of its yarns are certified by the renowned GRS (Global Recycled Standard). Even the dyeing and finishing phases - key moments for  performance wear - have been certified by international labels such as bluesign® and OEKO-TEX® Standard 100.

Among the compositions of the fabrics, dominant are the recycled polyamide (58%) and polyester (39%) yarns. The stretch component present in 22 articles of the collection is based on ROICA™ EF by Asahi Kasei - the sustainable recycled stretch yarn made from pre-consumer waste. In addition, 8 fabrics of the FW22/23 collection are made of Bemberg™ by Asahi Kasei - the high-tech yarn born from the transformation of cotton linters through a fully circular, transparent and traceable process with an amazing precious hand, optimal moisture management characteristics,  whose end of life guarantees its biodegradability and it also carries GRS certification.

Featuring a total of 36 fabrics, the collection is composed of:

  • 7 outerwear fabric
  • 22 sportswear fabrics
  • 7 innerwear fabrics
Quelle:

GB Network

(c) Indorama Ventures
18.11.2021

Indorama Ventures included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI)

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), a global sustainable chemical company, announced its inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) and the Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index (DJSI Emerging Markets) for the third and fifth consecutive year respectively. The successive years of DJSI inclusion reflect IVL’s strong commitment to sustainability with globally recognized industry best-in-class practices.

This year, 139 chemical companies were selected from more than 11,000 companies from 61 industries and about 5,300 companies eligible for S&P Global ESG indices. IVL ranked in the 97th percentile with full scores in the areas of environmental and social compliance, enabling policies through industry associations, human rights protections in the workplace and value chain, and sustainable water management including forecasting potential water related risks in operations.

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), a global sustainable chemical company, announced its inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) and the Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index (DJSI Emerging Markets) for the third and fifth consecutive year respectively. The successive years of DJSI inclusion reflect IVL’s strong commitment to sustainability with globally recognized industry best-in-class practices.

This year, 139 chemical companies were selected from more than 11,000 companies from 61 industries and about 5,300 companies eligible for S&P Global ESG indices. IVL ranked in the 97th percentile with full scores in the areas of environmental and social compliance, enabling policies through industry associations, human rights protections in the workplace and value chain, and sustainable water management including forecasting potential water related risks in operations.

Yash Lohia, Chief Sustainability Officer at Indorama Ventures, said, "As a global leader, this is an important milestone in our operations as we transform the chemical industry. Our inclusion in the DJSI for the fifth year running is a tribute to how IVL’s operations are contributing to a more sustainable future. Our strategy includes focusing on climate action, aligning with the world's net zero ambitions, strengthening the circular economy and PET recycling with our ambitious targets, and enhancing shared value with our stakeholders.”

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) are a global benchmark for sustainability-driven companies, evaluating material governance & economic, environmental and social factors.

Quelle:

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited

11.11.2021

Berto travels zero km to support B2C brands

In 2021, Berto Industria Tessile embarked on a series of journeys through the denim supply chain, touching both B2B and B2C worlds.

The first journey of this adventure, aimed at discovering and publicizing the world of indigo and, began by talking about the collaboration with the turkish garment maker blue matters creating a green collection to be proposed to the world's top brands, continuing with “su mirura project” in the second chapter.
This project has its objective in supports, with a ready on stock fabrics, (which at this time of difficult availability of product becomes extremely relevant), young emerging talents in the world of fashion that, in our industry, both for problems related to  minimum order quantities and for problems related to financial commitments of startups, would having difficulty in the raw materials research.

In this third chapter of the personal voyage into the world of denim, Berto Industria Tessile talks about two realities that are not only made in Italy, but also made in veneto, for a zero km circularity supports.

In 2021, Berto Industria Tessile embarked on a series of journeys through the denim supply chain, touching both B2B and B2C worlds.

The first journey of this adventure, aimed at discovering and publicizing the world of indigo and, began by talking about the collaboration with the turkish garment maker blue matters creating a green collection to be proposed to the world's top brands, continuing with “su mirura project” in the second chapter.
This project has its objective in supports, with a ready on stock fabrics, (which at this time of difficult availability of product becomes extremely relevant), young emerging talents in the world of fashion that, in our industry, both for problems related to  minimum order quantities and for problems related to financial commitments of startups, would having difficulty in the raw materials research.

In this third chapter of the personal voyage into the world of denim, Berto Industria Tessile talks about two realities that are not only made in Italy, but also made in veneto, for a zero km circularity supports.

Two brands that are part of two different segments of the indigo world of b2c, one operating in the world of clothing and one in the creation of fashion accessories, but who have a common denominator between them, the use of 100% in their collections of denim fabric Berto.*

* See attached document for more information.

Quelle:

Berto Industria Tessile / EFFE-BI

10.11.2021

New JEC Group Publication

  • COMPOSITES SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2021  

JEC Group in collaboration with EuCIA has published the first edition of the Composites Sustainability report 2021. This report seeks to give highlights about the part composite materials are playing in creating the sustainable European economy of the future.   

The contents of the book are comprehensive: starting with discussions around the widely recognised Life  Cycle  Assessment  methodology  for  calculating  the  environmental  impact  of  products,  it then 
moves through a series of analyses and case studies presenting the Circular Economy approach and ranging from raw materials (including bio-based) to industrial components.    

  • COMPOSITES SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2021  

JEC Group in collaboration with EuCIA has published the first edition of the Composites Sustainability report 2021. This report seeks to give highlights about the part composite materials are playing in creating the sustainable European economy of the future.   

The contents of the book are comprehensive: starting with discussions around the widely recognised Life  Cycle  Assessment  methodology  for  calculating  the  environmental  impact  of  products,  it then 
moves through a series of analyses and case studies presenting the Circular Economy approach and ranging from raw materials (including bio-based) to industrial components.    

The purpose of the work, rather than results, which quickly become obsolete, is to give examples of approaches contributing to and moving towards sustainability. To do so, JEC Group has arbitrarily split
the value chain into five parts:
• Background, LCA, circular economy ;  
• Concept, design, raw materials ;  
• Production, processes, waste ;  
• Recycling, recovery ;
• Applications. 
 
The book “Composites sustainability Report 2021” is for sale online.

VDMA: Top-Nachwuchs mit topaktuellen Themen  (c) VDMA
Die Gewinner 2021 (von oben links nach rechts): Dr. Martin Hengstermann, Irina Kuznik, Kai-Chieh Kuo
10.11.2021

VDMA: Top-Nachwuchs mit topaktuellen Themen

Der Vorsitzende der Walter Reiners-Stiftung des VDMA Fachverbands Textilmaschinen, Peter D. Dornier hat drei erfolgreiche Nachwuchsingenieure ausgezeichnet. Die prämierten Arbeiten liefern praktische Lösungen zum Thema Kreislaufwirtschaft. Etwa zum Recycling von Carbonfasern, aus denen Leichtbauteile für die Automotive-Industrie entstehen. Oder die umweltfreundliche Produktion von Garnen aus Krabbenschalen. Ein weiteres Thema betraf medizinische Anwendungen: Die Verarbeitung hochfeiner Garne zu Stents für die Aortenreparatur. Die Preisverleihung fand am 9. November online im Rahmen der Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference statt.  

Mit einem Kreativitätspreis, dotiert mit 3.000 Euro, würdigte die Stiftung die Diplomarbeit von Irina Kuznik, TU Dresden. Sie hat mit einem kreativen Ansatz Lösungen zur Verarbeitung von Chitosan zu Fasergarn realisiert.

Der Vorsitzende der Walter Reiners-Stiftung des VDMA Fachverbands Textilmaschinen, Peter D. Dornier hat drei erfolgreiche Nachwuchsingenieure ausgezeichnet. Die prämierten Arbeiten liefern praktische Lösungen zum Thema Kreislaufwirtschaft. Etwa zum Recycling von Carbonfasern, aus denen Leichtbauteile für die Automotive-Industrie entstehen. Oder die umweltfreundliche Produktion von Garnen aus Krabbenschalen. Ein weiteres Thema betraf medizinische Anwendungen: Die Verarbeitung hochfeiner Garne zu Stents für die Aortenreparatur. Die Preisverleihung fand am 9. November online im Rahmen der Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference statt.  

Mit einem Kreativitätspreis, dotiert mit 3.000 Euro, würdigte die Stiftung die Diplomarbeit von Irina Kuznik, TU Dresden. Sie hat mit einem kreativen Ansatz Lösungen zur Verarbeitung von Chitosan zu Fasergarn realisiert.

Mit dem Förderpreis Diplom-/Masterarbeiten in Höhe von 3.500 Euro wurde Herr Kai-Chieh Kuo ausgezeichnet. Mit seiner Masterarbeit, die an der RWTH Aachen entstand, liefert Herr Kuo einen Beitrag für die Produktion lebenswichtiger Bauteile, die in der Medizin eingesetzt werden. Die Stents aus hochfeinen Garnen werden durch eine innovative Modifikation des klassischen Schlauchwebprozesses möglich.

Mit dem Förderpreis in der Kategorie Dissertationen, dotiert mit 5.000 Euro, belohnte die Walter Reiners-Stiftung die Doktorarbeit von Dr. Martin Hengstermann. Die Arbeit befasst sich mit der Herstellung rezyklierter Carbonfasern. Aus diesen können Leichtbauteile für den Kraftfahrzeug- und Flugzeugbau oder die Windenergiebranche produziert werden.

Neuer Preis Nachhaltigkeit / Kreislaufwirtschaft
Die Umfeldbedingungen der Textilbranche und des Maschinebaus ändern sich. Themen wie Klimaschutz und Kreislaufwirtschaft werden zentral. Der Vorstand der Walter Reiners-Stiftung hat sich vor diesem Hintergrund entschlossen, das Preissystem der Stiftung weiter zu entwickeln.

2022 wird die Stiftung erstmals einen Preis mit dem Fokus Design / Nachhaltigkeit ausloben. Der Stiftungsvorsitzende Peter D. Dornier erklärte hierzu: „Bereits im Design kann man die Stellschrauben dafür stellen, dass ein textiles Produkt nach dem Gebrauch wieder zu einer hochwertigen Verwendung in den Wirtschaftskreislauf eingebracht werden kann. Zum Beispiel durch entsprechende Materialverwendung und Ausrüstung. Gesucht werden Lösungen für ressourcenschonendes Design, Technologie und Fertigungsprozesse.“   

09.11.2021

Alchemie Technology asks fashion industry to reduce emissions

Alchemie Technology, an innovator of low energy, waterless, textile dyeing and finishing technology, is calling on COP26 leaders to support the global fashion industry in the adoption of new manufacturing technology, which will dramatically reduce carbon emissions and fashion’s impact on climate change.

While the fashion industry is one of the most polluting on the planet, second only to oil and gas, and greenhouse gas emissions from textile dyeing at around 3% of global emissions outweigh that of all international flights and maritime shipping combined, it is an industry that can also reduce CO2 emissions the fastest, just by changing the way it dyes fabrics.  

Alchemie Technology, an innovator of low energy, waterless, textile dyeing and finishing technology, is calling on COP26 leaders to support the global fashion industry in the adoption of new manufacturing technology, which will dramatically reduce carbon emissions and fashion’s impact on climate change.

While the fashion industry is one of the most polluting on the planet, second only to oil and gas, and greenhouse gas emissions from textile dyeing at around 3% of global emissions outweigh that of all international flights and maritime shipping combined, it is an industry that can also reduce CO2 emissions the fastest, just by changing the way it dyes fabrics.  

Fabric dyeing is the most polluting part of fashion and activewear manufacturing, involving industrial scale dye baths and huge amounts of dye chemicals, steam, electrical power, and consequent high CO2 emissions.  Repeated washing of the dyed fabric, required to remove dye residue, is responsible for 20% of the world’s wastewater pollution and excess dye is discharged into waterways, affecting the health of some of the world’s poorest communities. In more regulated areas, water pollution is reduced through reliance on energy intensive water treatment plants.

However, an environmental step change can be achieved by adopting new digital technology that can dye fabrics with an 85% reduction in energy consumption and a dramatic 95% reduction of the 1.3 trillion litres of water currently used by the industry each year.

For example, dyeing one polyester shirt using current methods generates 4.5 litres of wastewater and produces 0.17 Kg of CO2, compared to low energy digital technology, which uses less than 0.2 litres of water and reduces carbon emissions to 0.03 Kg.  Multiply these numbers by the billions of garments dyed each year and the scale of the environmental problem, if nothing changes, is clear to see. Equally, the amount by which the textile industry can improve its carbon footprint is dramatic and can be done quickly if action is taken now.

Quelle:

Alchemie Technology Ltd

04.11.2021

Autoneum präsentiert mittelfristige Finanzziele

Autoneum präsentiert beim Medien- und Finanzanalystenbrunch einen Einblick in aktuelle Markttrends und strategische Schwerpunkte des Unternehmens in den Bereichen Elektromobilität und Nachhaltigkeit sowie einen Ausblick auf die mittelfristigen finanziellen Zielsetzungen.

Neben aktuellen Markterwartungen und Trends in der Automobilbranche stehen die Aktivitäten und Wachstumspotenziale von Autoneum in den Bereichen E-Mobilität und Nachhaltigkeit im Fokus. Matthias Holzammer, CEO, und weitere Experten des Unternehmens präsentieren die neuesten Entwicklungen von Autoneum im Hinblick auf New Mobility und nachhaltige Produktinnovationen sowie deren strategische Einordnung. CFO Bernhard Wiehl stellt zudem die neuen mittelfristigen finanziellen Zielsetzungen von Autoneum vor.

Autoneum präsentiert beim Medien- und Finanzanalystenbrunch einen Einblick in aktuelle Markttrends und strategische Schwerpunkte des Unternehmens in den Bereichen Elektromobilität und Nachhaltigkeit sowie einen Ausblick auf die mittelfristigen finanziellen Zielsetzungen.

Neben aktuellen Markterwartungen und Trends in der Automobilbranche stehen die Aktivitäten und Wachstumspotenziale von Autoneum in den Bereichen E-Mobilität und Nachhaltigkeit im Fokus. Matthias Holzammer, CEO, und weitere Experten des Unternehmens präsentieren die neuesten Entwicklungen von Autoneum im Hinblick auf New Mobility und nachhaltige Produktinnovationen sowie deren strategische Einordnung. CFO Bernhard Wiehl stellt zudem die neuen mittelfristigen finanziellen Zielsetzungen von Autoneum vor.

Gestützt auf den weiteren Ausbau des Portfolios mit nachhaltigen Produkten und neuen Applikationen für E-Fahrzeuge sowie die Erhöhung des Marktanteils mit bestehenden und neuen Kunden, insbesondere in Asien, erwartet das Unternehmen mittelfristig ein profitables Umsatzwachstum auf Marktniveau. Basierend auf der erwarteten Umsatzentwicklung, weiteren Fortschritten im Turnaround von Nordamerika sowie der konsequent praktizierten operativen Exzellenz in allen Geschäftsbereichen rechnet Autoneum mittelfristig mit einer EBITDA-Marge von 13%. Dementsprechend wird ein solider Free Cashflow in der Höhe von 6% des Umsatzes sowie eine weitere Erhöhung der Eigenkapitalquote auf über 35% angestrebt. Das Unternehmen beabsichtigt nach wie vor eine Dividendenzahlung an die Aktionäre in Höhe von mindestens 30% des den Autoneum-Aktionären zurechenbaren Gewinns.

Weitere Informationen:
Autoneum Automotive Nachhaltigkeit
Quelle:

Autoneum Management AG

04.11.2021

adidas erhält starkes ESG-Rating von S&P für Nachhaltigkeit

Nach eingehender Prüfung hat die Ratingagentur S&P die Nachhaltigkeitsleistung von adidas mit einer hervorragenden Bewertung ausgezeichnet. Analysiert wurden Kategorien in den Bereichen Umwelt, Soziales und Unternehmensführung (‚ESG‘). adidas erzielte hier einen ESG Profile Score von 79 von möglichen 100 Punkten. In Summe mit einem starken Preparedness Score von +6 beläuft sich der ESG Evaluation Score des Unternehmens auf insgesamt 85 Punkte. Damit liegt adidas auf Rang 6 aller bislang durch S&P bewerteten Unternehmen.

Nach eingehender Prüfung hat die Ratingagentur S&P die Nachhaltigkeitsleistung von adidas mit einer hervorragenden Bewertung ausgezeichnet. Analysiert wurden Kategorien in den Bereichen Umwelt, Soziales und Unternehmensführung (‚ESG‘). adidas erzielte hier einen ESG Profile Score von 79 von möglichen 100 Punkten. In Summe mit einem starken Preparedness Score von +6 beläuft sich der ESG Evaluation Score des Unternehmens auf insgesamt 85 Punkte. Damit liegt adidas auf Rang 6 aller bislang durch S&P bewerteten Unternehmen.

In der Bewertung betont S&P den branchenführenden Ansatz von adidas zu den Themen Innovation, Lieferkettenmanagement und Konsumenteneinbindung. Besonders hervorgehoben wird das Bestreben von adidas, verstärkt nachhaltige Materialien einzusetzen, kreislaufwirtschaftliche Prozesse und Dienstleistungen zu erweitern und ehrgeizige Net-Zero-Emissionsziele zu erreichen. Die Analyse würdigt auch die starken Kontrollmechanismen, mit denen adidas seine Lieferkette überwacht, um faire und sichere Arbeitsbedingungen sicherzustellen. Außerdem anerkannt wird die Aufnahme eines Nachhaltigkeitsziels in das Vergütungssystem für den Vorstand des Unternehmens. Die enge Zusammenarbeit zwischen adidas Aufsichtsrat und Vorstand wird als beispielhaft und als Treiber für die Umsetzung der Strategie betrachtet.

Weitere Informationen:
adidas Nachhaltigkeit S&P
Quelle:

adidas AG

04.11.2021

Sarah Borghi: New Green Collection with a range of sustainable tights and stockings

For its 2021 Green Collection, the Italian luxury hosiery brand Sarah Borghi presents a broadened product offer in terms of colors and categories, meeting the needs of a stylish, yet sustainable consumer. By mixing fashion, quality, innovation and research, the tights and stockings powerhouse continues its development in the journey towards a conscious future.

The evolution of the Green Collection, the sustainable hosiery collection first launched in 2020, confirms the efforts of the brand in promoting a new generation of attractive fashion and design which actively encourages and supports a responsible change in culture and smart products offer.

For its 2021 Green Collection, the Italian luxury hosiery brand Sarah Borghi presents a broadened product offer in terms of colors and categories, meeting the needs of a stylish, yet sustainable consumer. By mixing fashion, quality, innovation and research, the tights and stockings powerhouse continues its development in the journey towards a conscious future.

The evolution of the Green Collection, the sustainable hosiery collection first launched in 2020, confirms the efforts of the brand in promoting a new generation of attractive fashion and design which actively encourages and supports a responsible change in culture and smart products offer.

Lately, a decisive step has been added to the brand’s history thanks to the publication of the Integrated Report by Gizeta Calze, Sarah Borghi’s top-notch producer and first Italian company in the hosiery sector to include sustainability throughout its business model. A commitment of responsibility and transparency on a path that has been carried on for years and that, today more than ever, becomes of the utmost importance, as stated by Luca Marzocchi, CEO of Gizeta Calze. The Integrated Report provides a complete view of the business strategy, operating model and governance, which combines financial information with sustainability insights, conceived as complementary to other strategies and, indeed, essential for increasing business value.

The collection
The collection presents a range of versatile, colorful products combined with extra-luxury comfort and designed for every type of woman: from seductive tights to everyday socks, together with knee- highs, up to athleisure with leggings.
 
The responsible collection features two new generation materials. One is Amni Soul Eco®, the world’s first biodegradable in anaerobic conditions polyamide 6.6 yarn that degrades in around 5 years* after disposing of in landfill, developed by SOLVAY and produced and distributed by FULGAR. The other is ROICA™ V550 by leading fiber manufacturer Asahi Kasei, a premium sustainable stretch yarn boasting the Gold Level Material Health Certificate by Cradle-to-Cradle Product Innovation Institute** as it has been evaluated for impact on human and environmental health. Moreover, it smartly breaks down without releasing harmful substances in the environment according to Hohenstein Environment Compatibility Certification. Key elements that makes ROICA™ V550 a precious choice when it comes to Circular Economy material approach.

Quelle:

Sarah Borghi / GB Network – for ROICA™

03.11.2021

Indorama Ventures issues THB 10 billion Sustainability-Linked Bond

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited issued a THB 10 billion triple-tranche Sustainability-Linked Bond, showcasing the company’s long-standing commitment to sustainable growth. It is the largest SLB issued in Thailand and the first offered to both institutions and high-net-worth investors.

The bond is part of IVL’s financing strategy across a range of instruments linked to the company’s sustainability targets. It is aligned with internationally accepted standards including International Capital Markets Association’s (ICMA) Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles and the Loan Market Association’s (LMA) Sustainability Linked Loan Principles.

The SLB is linked to IVL’s performance of reducing GHG emissions intensity by 10% by 2025 (from a 2020 base), increasing recycling of PET bale input to 750,000 tons per year by 2025, and achieving 25% renewable electricity consumption in 2030.

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited issued a THB 10 billion triple-tranche Sustainability-Linked Bond, showcasing the company’s long-standing commitment to sustainable growth. It is the largest SLB issued in Thailand and the first offered to both institutions and high-net-worth investors.

The bond is part of IVL’s financing strategy across a range of instruments linked to the company’s sustainability targets. It is aligned with internationally accepted standards including International Capital Markets Association’s (ICMA) Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles and the Loan Market Association’s (LMA) Sustainability Linked Loan Principles.

The SLB is linked to IVL’s performance of reducing GHG emissions intensity by 10% by 2025 (from a 2020 base), increasing recycling of PET bale input to 750,000 tons per year by 2025, and achieving 25% renewable electricity consumption in 2030.

The triple-tranche structure includes 5-, 7-, and 10.5-year tenors, offering coupons of 2.48%, 3.00% and 3.60% per year respectively, targeting asset managers, commercial banks, insurance companies, cooperatives and high-net-worth individuals. With the orderbook peaking at over THB 17.8 billion due to strong interest in the sustainability-linked instrument, oversubscription was around 3x over the planned issuance amount of THB 6 billion with a green shoe option of THB 4 billion. In view of the strong orderbook from the investors, the company decided to exercise the green shoe option and increased the issuance to THB 10 billion, setting a new benchmark as the largest SLB transaction in Thailand. IVL appointed Bangkok Bank, Kasikorn Bank, Krungthai Bank, Siam Commercial Bank, and The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Bangkok Branch as arrangers and bookrunners for the transaction.

On 23 September 2021, the bond was assigned an AA- rating and a “stable” outlook by TRIS Rating following a strong recovery of petrochemicals and derivatives and IVL’s growing profitability.

Under the terms, all tranches must purchase Energy Attribute Certificates (EAC) or voluntary carbon offsets in the event of failure to meet the sustainability performance targets (SPT). The testing dates for tenors with a maturity of 5 and 7 years are 31 December 2025, and 31 December 2030 for the 10.5-year tenor. SPT performance will be independently verified upon the testing dates.Proceeds for the issuance will be used to finance IVL’s corporate working capital and refinance existing debt.

In recent years, IVL secured loans linked to improvements in the company’s sustainability performance as a global leader in environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration. These included Thailand’s first Green Loan of USD 200 million and EUR 200 million from Japan’s Mizuho Bank, Thailand’s first cross-border Sustainability-Linked Ninja Loan worth USD 225 million from 16 institutions in Japan and a Blue Loan of USD 300 million arranged by International Finance Corporation and funded by Asian Development Bank and DEG.

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Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited

Dr. Annegret Vester (c) CHT Germany GmbH
Dr. Annegret Vester
29.10.2021

CHT Germany GmbH: Dr. Annegret Vester ist Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO)

Zum 1. Oktober 2021 hat Dr. Annegret Vester die Verantwortung für Nachhaltigkeitsthemen der CHT Gruppe übernommen. Mit der promovierten Chemikerin konnte in vielerlei Hinsicht die ideale Besetzung der CSO Position gefunden werden.
 
Frau Dr. Vester hat in ihren Stationen als Leiterin des weltweiten CHT Marketing und als Verantwortliche des Bereichs Strategie und Geschäftsentwicklung, bereits langjährige Erfahrung in Bezug auf die Transformation der CHT zum heute deutlich auf Nachhaltigkeit fokussierten Chemieunternehmen.

In den letzten Jahren begleitete und verantwortete sie unter anderem die überzeugende Bewertung des Unternehmens hinsichtlich Corporate Social Responsibility Aktivitäten im EcoVadis Rating. Die Neuausrichtung der Unternehmensstrategie an den Nachhaltigkeits-Zielen der Vereinten Nationen (UNSDG – United Nations Sustainable Development Goals) gehörte bisher ebenso zu ihren Aufgaben, wie der jährlich veröffentlichte CHT-Nachhaltigkeitsbericht zur Dokumentation der Maßnahmen und Erfolge.

Zum 1. Oktober 2021 hat Dr. Annegret Vester die Verantwortung für Nachhaltigkeitsthemen der CHT Gruppe übernommen. Mit der promovierten Chemikerin konnte in vielerlei Hinsicht die ideale Besetzung der CSO Position gefunden werden.
 
Frau Dr. Vester hat in ihren Stationen als Leiterin des weltweiten CHT Marketing und als Verantwortliche des Bereichs Strategie und Geschäftsentwicklung, bereits langjährige Erfahrung in Bezug auf die Transformation der CHT zum heute deutlich auf Nachhaltigkeit fokussierten Chemieunternehmen.

In den letzten Jahren begleitete und verantwortete sie unter anderem die überzeugende Bewertung des Unternehmens hinsichtlich Corporate Social Responsibility Aktivitäten im EcoVadis Rating. Die Neuausrichtung der Unternehmensstrategie an den Nachhaltigkeits-Zielen der Vereinten Nationen (UNSDG – United Nations Sustainable Development Goals) gehörte bisher ebenso zu ihren Aufgaben, wie der jährlich veröffentlichte CHT-Nachhaltigkeitsbericht zur Dokumentation der Maßnahmen und Erfolge.

Mit Ernennung von Frau Dr. Vester untermauert die CHT Geschäftsführung erneut die Bedeutung der Nachhaltigkeit für die strategische Ausrichtung der weltweit operierenden Unternehmensgruppe.

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Indorama Ventures launches its 10th annual Sustainability Report celebrating a decade of PET recycling and carbon reduction milestones (c) Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited
10th annual Sustainability Report
27.10.2021

Indorama Ventures launches its 10th annual Sustainability Report

  • IVL is celebrating a decade of PET recycling and carbon reduction milestones
  • Over 10 years, IVL has achieved a 100x increase in recycled PET

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), a world-class sustainable chemical company, launches its 10th annual Sustainability Report and a video celebrating a decade of ambitious PET recycling and carbon reduction milestones. The company is committed to intensifying its drive towards ending plastic waste and a more circular economy in the decade ahead.

Since its first Sustainability Report in 2011, IVL has grown its sustainability initiatives through the 3Ps – People, Planet and Prosperity. From the baseline in 2013, the company achieved a 10% reduction in GHG intensity, 4% in energy intensity and 7% in water intensity. It also increased total waste diverted from landfill from 48% to 84% in 2020. Moreover, IVL’s global PET recycling capacity has improved almost 100 times from 3,576 tons per year in 2011 – the first entry of IVL to the PET recycling business – to more than 330,000 tons per year in the second quarter of 2021.

  • IVL is celebrating a decade of PET recycling and carbon reduction milestones
  • Over 10 years, IVL has achieved a 100x increase in recycled PET

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), a world-class sustainable chemical company, launches its 10th annual Sustainability Report and a video celebrating a decade of ambitious PET recycling and carbon reduction milestones. The company is committed to intensifying its drive towards ending plastic waste and a more circular economy in the decade ahead.

Since its first Sustainability Report in 2011, IVL has grown its sustainability initiatives through the 3Ps – People, Planet and Prosperity. From the baseline in 2013, the company achieved a 10% reduction in GHG intensity, 4% in energy intensity and 7% in water intensity. It also increased total waste diverted from landfill from 48% to 84% in 2020. Moreover, IVL’s global PET recycling capacity has improved almost 100 times from 3,576 tons per year in 2011 – the first entry of IVL to the PET recycling business – to more than 330,000 tons per year in the second quarter of 2021.

Celebrating 10 years of sustainability reporting
Throughout the decade, IVL has voluntarily adopted international standards for its sustainability reports to drive benefits for the environment, society and economy. The effort resulted in recognition by world-class sustainability ratings agencies such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) and the Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI).

Recent Sustainability Reports have featured business cases and special situations such as COVID-19. In 2016, IVL was the first Thailand-based company to introduce an additional, shorter version of the report called the Sustainability Report Executive Summary. This year, IVL has made further improvements with an interactive approach, including links to videos and shortcuts to highlighted articles. As a global company operating in 33 countries, the report is available in 15 languages.

On track to recycle 50 billion bottles per year by 2025
In 2020 IVL recycled 10.1 billion PET bottles and is on track to recycle 50 billion bottles per year by 2025. The company’s global reach and leadership position as the world’s largest PET and recycled PET resin producer allow IVL to leverage a closed-loop system. In 2020 IVL invested in three additional recycling facilities and recently acquired CarbonLite’s recycling assets in Texas.

(c) Tonello
26.10.2021

Tonello presents O-Zone, a new dimension of garment finishing

Tonello presents O-Zone, a new garment finishing project developed with Candiani Denim, a leading brand in the denim industry.

O-Zone, just presented at Kingpins 24, represents a new leap in quality and an important step in the growth of Tonello'a range of ozone processes, which are born from direct experience, research and a deeper knowledge of technology.

First with ECOfree2, then with SaniCare and OBleach, now with O-Zone, Tonello are defining ozone finishing and taking it to its maximum expression in every field of application: creation of special effects, garment sanitization, cleaning and reduction of water consumption, etc.

What is O-Zone?
At first glance it is similar to a cabinet. A special cabinet, however, inside which the garments are placed and treated, through an innovative, sustainable, responsible process.

A process that is also flexible, fast, safe and fully controllable by a touch screen that allows you to easily set all the desired parameters to obtain unique and customizable aesthetics, such as localized discoloration and lightening, sun-faded looks and degradé effects.

Tonello presents O-Zone, a new garment finishing project developed with Candiani Denim, a leading brand in the denim industry.

O-Zone, just presented at Kingpins 24, represents a new leap in quality and an important step in the growth of Tonello'a range of ozone processes, which are born from direct experience, research and a deeper knowledge of technology.

First with ECOfree2, then with SaniCare and OBleach, now with O-Zone, Tonello are defining ozone finishing and taking it to its maximum expression in every field of application: creation of special effects, garment sanitization, cleaning and reduction of water consumption, etc.

What is O-Zone?
At first glance it is similar to a cabinet. A special cabinet, however, inside which the garments are placed and treated, through an innovative, sustainable, responsible process.

A process that is also flexible, fast, safe and fully controllable by a touch screen that allows you to easily set all the desired parameters to obtain unique and customizable aesthetics, such as localized discoloration and lightening, sun-faded looks and degradé effects.

O-Zone is designed for small productions and is ideal for doing experiments and research directly on the garment, quickly verifying the result.

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Tonello / Effe-Bi Srl

26.10.2021

We aRe SpinDye with its resource-saving dyeing technology in new collaboration

With its resource-saving dyeing technology, We aRe SpinDye takes place in H&M's latest Innovation Stories collection called Co-exist.

The use of We aRe SpinDye's technology contributes to reducing both water consumption and CO2 emissions, which in turn leads to a lower impact on the world's ecosystem and creates conditions for our co-existence with nature.

Up to 24% of a garment's entire climate footprint occurs during dyeing. We aRe SpinDye's technology can reduce the consumption of the earth's resources in textile production. On average, the reduction of water is -75%, chemicals -90% and energy consumption and CO2 emissions -30%.

In just one year, the clothing industry uses 9 billion cubic meters of water (which is in line with the annual need for drinkingwater for the entire population of our planet) and 168 million tons of process chemicals to dye fabrics. We aRe SpinDye now hopes that more players in the industry will pay attention to the ways that are available when it comes to resource-efficient dyeing process and quickly implement this technology in their production.

With its resource-saving dyeing technology, We aRe SpinDye takes place in H&M's latest Innovation Stories collection called Co-exist.

The use of We aRe SpinDye's technology contributes to reducing both water consumption and CO2 emissions, which in turn leads to a lower impact on the world's ecosystem and creates conditions for our co-existence with nature.

Up to 24% of a garment's entire climate footprint occurs during dyeing. We aRe SpinDye's technology can reduce the consumption of the earth's resources in textile production. On average, the reduction of water is -75%, chemicals -90% and energy consumption and CO2 emissions -30%.

In just one year, the clothing industry uses 9 billion cubic meters of water (which is in line with the annual need for drinkingwater for the entire population of our planet) and 168 million tons of process chemicals to dye fabrics. We aRe SpinDye now hopes that more players in the industry will pay attention to the ways that are available when it comes to resource-efficient dyeing process and quickly implement this technology in their production.

"The enormous resource consumption in the dyeing process is a global problem that must be addressed on a broad front. It is therefore inspiring to work with major brands with an organization that is sensitive to cutting-edge expertise and at the same time shows a willingness to work together to achieve common goals", says Andreas Andrén, CEO of We aRe SpinDye.

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We aRe SpinDye

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles provided vital business platform (c) Messe Frankfurt (HK) Co Ltd
25.10.2021

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles provided vital business platform

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles concluded its 27th autumn edition in early October. Held alongside four other concurrent textile shows, the fair was the only major event for this sector able to take place in China during this season, providing a much-needed business platform for 735 exhibitors and 20,106 trade buyers. The fair was held at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai).

Ms Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd expressed: “Due to the valuable cooperation of many parties and the continued support of our exhibitors and other partners, we were able to hold the fair as scheduled despite a number of challenges. Since the pandemic situation was brought under control in China last year, we have expended considerable resources to ensure our textile fairs still take place to provide trading platforms that connect the global industry. This edition was especially important as it was the only major fair to take place in the country at this time.”

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles concluded its 27th autumn edition in early October. Held alongside four other concurrent textile shows, the fair was the only major event for this sector able to take place in China during this season, providing a much-needed business platform for 735 exhibitors and 20,106 trade buyers. The fair was held at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai).

Ms Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd expressed: “Due to the valuable cooperation of many parties and the continued support of our exhibitors and other partners, we were able to hold the fair as scheduled despite a number of challenges. Since the pandemic situation was brought under control in China last year, we have expended considerable resources to ensure our textile fairs still take place to provide trading platforms that connect the global industry. This edition was especially important as it was the only major fair to take place in the country at this time.”

While a number of international exhibitors participated this year with individual booths, the Belgium Pavilion presented home and contract products and five Chinese regional pavilions from Hangzhou, Shaoxing, Huzhou, Haining, and Tongxiang also featured. Two trend forums also provided inspiration for 2022, while the IKASAS Japanese Home Design Gallery, New Voices of Top Youth Upholstery Designers City Roving Exhibition and China International Fiber Art Exhibition gave further insights into various aspects of the industry.

Fair’s fringe programme highlights sustainability, design and more
As with all of Messe Frankfurt’s textile fairs around the world, sustainability is a big focus. A number of events under this focus took place in the fair’s fringe programme, including a half day forum titled How Sustainable Fashion is Reshaping Lifestyles, with a range of innovative companies and prestigious universities participating as speakers.

The Design Talk session featured a series of presentations from leading international designers, including from China, Japan and Europe, to share their design insights. And a new concept this year, titled New Voices of Top Youth Upholstery Designers – Intertextile Upholstery Design and City Roving Exhibition, showcased the work of six groups of young local designers from across China who presented the interior design ideas of their generation through displays and a forum. And reflecting the changes that continue to accelerate in the industry, a number of e-commerce and cross-border trade events took place, including sessions from the likes of JD Home, AliExpress and Tmall.

The 2022 Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Spring Edition will take place from 9 – 11 March, while the Autumn Edition is scheduled for 23 – 25 August 2022.

25.10.2021

TMAS members showcase sustainable finishing technologies

Members of TMAS – the Swedish textile machinery association – are proving instrumental in pioneering new sustainable processes for the dyeing, finishing and decoration of textiles.

The wasteful processes involved in these manufacturing stages are only one component in the development of viable circular supply chains for textiles that are now being established in Sweden.

At the recent Conference on Sustainable Finishing of Textiles, held across three separate afternoons on September 30th, October 1st and October 7th, delegates heard that Sweden will introduce extended producer responsibility (EPR) for waste textiles and clothing at the beginning of 2022, ahead of the adoption of a similar European Union-wide EPR system in 2025.

New fibers
Swedish companies are also active in the development of new fibers derived from waste clothing, building on the country’s legacy leadership in pulp and paper production.

Members of TMAS – the Swedish textile machinery association – are proving instrumental in pioneering new sustainable processes for the dyeing, finishing and decoration of textiles.

The wasteful processes involved in these manufacturing stages are only one component in the development of viable circular supply chains for textiles that are now being established in Sweden.

At the recent Conference on Sustainable Finishing of Textiles, held across three separate afternoons on September 30th, October 1st and October 7th, delegates heard that Sweden will introduce extended producer responsibility (EPR) for waste textiles and clothing at the beginning of 2022, ahead of the adoption of a similar European Union-wide EPR system in 2025.

New fibers
Swedish companies are also active in the development of new fibers derived from waste clothing, building on the country’s legacy leadership in pulp and paper production.

At the Sustainable Finishing of Textiles Conference, however, it was said that all of the environmental gains made by such sustainable new fibers can potentially be cancelled out in the further processing they are subjected to – and especially in resource-intensive conventional dyeing, finishing and decoration.

TMAS members Baldwin Technology and Coloreel have both developed solutions to address this issue.

TexCoat G4
During the conference, Baldwin’s VP of Global Business Development Rick Stanford explained that his company’s TexCoat G4 non-contact spray technology significantly reduces water, chemistry and energy consumption in the finishing process. It consistently and uniformly sprays chemistry across a fabric surface and applies it only where needed, on one or both sides.

Instant coloring
Coloreel’s CEO Mattias Nordin outlined the benefits of his company’s technology which enables the high-quality and instant coloring of a textile thread on-demand and can be paired with any existing embroidery machine without modification. This enables unique effects like shades and gradient to be achieved in an embroidery for the first time.

21.10.2021

Talking about Water Conservation with Officina+39

On 21st October the Managing Director of Officina+39 Andrea Venier has joined a panel discussion in the prestigious arena of the Kingpins24 Digital Show. He contributed to the discussion with his and Officina+39’s point of view on “Water Conservation”, together with Emrah Özkorkmaz from Bregla and Taimur Malik from Stylers International, with Edward Hertzman from Sourcing Journal & Rivet as moderator.

Water crisis remains one of the top issues for humanity and 90% of the world's natural disasters are related to water. Officina+39 has been working hard to rethink the way water is used throughout the denim processes: Andrea's contribution emphasized the company’s practical and consolidated experience in this field, as in recent years their main objective has been to drastically reduce water use in line with UN SDG6.

On 21st October the Managing Director of Officina+39 Andrea Venier has joined a panel discussion in the prestigious arena of the Kingpins24 Digital Show. He contributed to the discussion with his and Officina+39’s point of view on “Water Conservation”, together with Emrah Özkorkmaz from Bregla and Taimur Malik from Stylers International, with Edward Hertzman from Sourcing Journal & Rivet as moderator.

Water crisis remains one of the top issues for humanity and 90% of the world's natural disasters are related to water. Officina+39 has been working hard to rethink the way water is used throughout the denim processes: Andrea's contribution emphasized the company’s practical and consolidated experience in this field, as in recent years their main objective has been to drastically reduce water use in line with UN SDG6.

Andrea pointed out how “fashion industry is still currently deeply rooted in a linear approach: make, use, dispose.” Accordingly to Andrea and Officina+39, the fashion world is becoming aware of this reality and is trying to reinvent itself in order to decrease the use of this precious resource and its negative impacts but there is still work to do in order to redesign a better sustainable model, where circularity should represent the new sustainability: circularity not only when it comes to the materials, but also to water.

In the textile industry water is used as the vehicle for colors and chemical auxiliaries but luckily today many technologies aim at significantly reducing water consumption. Officina+39 is really focused on this target: Andrea explained that “Officina+39 has developed the AQUALESS MISSION, a process suitable for conventional machines that leads to a 75% reduction of the water typically used in denim and garment laundry processes, using a waterless technology and saving costs for producers.”

Despite the start-up cost of investing in the development of sustainable technologies may discourage some in the industry, it is about time to realize that these actions cannot be delayed and that we will increasingly hear about water scarcity, water stress and water risk.

Andrea stated: “It is necessary to develop water management strategies and systems in any company: today there is ISO 14000 related to environmental management, but I believe that governments, brands and related organisations should think about an ISO related just to water management. In this way, every company can understand how much value can be generated in the medium-term and how much money could be saved by investing in this kind of technologies. To create new standards related to water management, we must change the approach.”

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Officina+39 / Menabò

(c) adidas AG
Free Hiker Made To Be Remade FW21
21.10.2021

adidas: Journey to Circularity with FW 2021 Collection

2050 is the year when adidas plans to achieve climate neutrality. It’s also the year when it’s expected that our oceans will contain more plastic than fish, that is, if we don’t act now. Adidas' solution to help end plastic waste and achieve climate neutrality? Sustainable innovation.

Last year adidas announced the Three Loop Strategy – their roadmap to help end plastic waste. At the heart of this is Circular Loop – Made To Be Remade.

The concept behind Made To Be Remade (MTBR) is simple: when one piece of plastic has fulfilled its purpose, it must be remade to fulfil another. Their attitude is that the end of one thing equates to the beginning of the next, and that their products’ lives can be extended by remaking them into new products.

Adidas' Circular Loop creation process has come a long way since they introduced FUTURECRAFT.LOOP – their first running shoe made to be remade – in 2019. From what started as a beta program of just 200 pairs has developed into a concept within the business that spans across multiple categories and in April this year saw the first commercial launch – Ultraboost Made To Be Remade.

2050 is the year when adidas plans to achieve climate neutrality. It’s also the year when it’s expected that our oceans will contain more plastic than fish, that is, if we don’t act now. Adidas' solution to help end plastic waste and achieve climate neutrality? Sustainable innovation.

Last year adidas announced the Three Loop Strategy – their roadmap to help end plastic waste. At the heart of this is Circular Loop – Made To Be Remade.

The concept behind Made To Be Remade (MTBR) is simple: when one piece of plastic has fulfilled its purpose, it must be remade to fulfil another. Their attitude is that the end of one thing equates to the beginning of the next, and that their products’ lives can be extended by remaking them into new products.

Adidas' Circular Loop creation process has come a long way since they introduced FUTURECRAFT.LOOP – their first running shoe made to be remade – in 2019. From what started as a beta program of just 200 pairs has developed into a concept within the business that spans across multiple categories and in April this year saw the first commercial launch – Ultraboost Made To Be Remade.

Ultraboost Made To Be Remade will see the next generation released in November this year (2021). The shoe will be created in part from the previous generation. Featuring a torsion bar that contains 25% reused content from the Futurecraft Loop Gen 2.

W21 will see another adidas icon join the MTBR family - Stan Smith Made To Be Remade. Just like the Ultraboost model, Stan Smith MTBR has been created entirely from TPU – from laces to midsole and everything in between.

Adidas’s best-loved Outdoor products are also receiving the MTBR treatment. Alongside Stan Smith MTBR, October will welcome the TERREX Free Hiker Made To Be Remade, featuring a TPU knitted upper and TPU outsole, making it the first TERREX hiking shoe to use the technology. The shoe will be accompanied by the launch of the TERREX Made To Be Remade Anorak – their second-generation prototype following on from the FW20 FUTURECRAFT.LOOP Anorak, which will be commercially available in 2022.

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adidas AG