Elevate Textiles, a provider of advanced textile solutions, has released its 2021 sustainability report. Elevate Textiles and its brands including American & Efird (A&E), Burlington, Cone Denim, Gütermann and Safety Components, report increased involvement in global sustainability initiatives and significant progress against its 2025 sustainability goals.
Within the report, Elevate outlines progress towards its 2025 Sustainability Goals, focused on sustainably sourced fibres, reduced water consumption, and reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. The 2021 annual report shares the company’s increased participation and leadership in global collaborations and our alignment with the UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles, which further supports Elevate’s own environmental program, the Ten Threads of Sustainability. This year’s report is structured in line with key UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) commitments related to Elevate and its brands, the company said in a press release.
The 2021 sustainability report outlines Elevate’s progress and achievements. The company has recorded the measurement of Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions and continued efforts toward reduction of Scope 1 & 2 greenhouse gases, in line with the corporate goal of 2.5 per cent per year reduction. It has recorded 7.5 per cent reduction of absolute global water consumption since 2016, Elevate Textiles said. Elevate Textiles has increased water recycling by 65 per cent since 2016 by implementing new wastewater technologies. It has achieved 68 per cent sustainably sourced cotton against its goal of 80 per cent sustainably sourced by 2025. The company has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition and contributed resources to support the Higg Index. It has increased participation on task teams and councils within the ZDHC Programme and with working groups of the UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action. The company has finished the installation of Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) facility in Parras, Mexico in 2021. After completion, the company will operate a total of three ZLD facilities globally, according to Elevate Textiles.
“We are pleased with the progress we have made since our last report as we ramp up our efforts to achieve our sustainability goals and support the sustainability strategies of our customers. We are focused on advancing our efforts and environmental commitments across Elevate and our brands with innovative and responsible manufacturing practices. We continue to demonstrate global leadership through key collaborations and global initiatives that support and further the industry’s sustainability journey and ultimate success,” Jimmy Summers, chief sustainability officer for Elevate Textiles said in a statement.
“As a valued supply partner and responsible manufacturer, our Elevate teams and brands are committed to understanding our customers’ needs and aligning our actions to help achieve critical sustainability goals. We are focused on providing ethically and sustainably sourced products that offer innovative solutions needed to be successful, and we view our teams and global resources as a collaborative extension and partner to our customers, suppliers, employees, communities, and other stakeholders,” Sim Skinner, president and chief executive officer of Elevate Textiles said.