A&E displays focus on the future in 9th annual Corporate Sustainability Report

The front cover of the annual report

American & Efird has released its 9th annual Corporate Sustainability Report, titled ‘A Focus on the Future’, which highlights the company’s annual progress in environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

A&E measures its performance against goals outlined within its Eco-Driven program, the Ten Threads of Sustainability, with a mission of ensuring that future generations will have a great place to live and work.

A&E president, Chris Alt, said: “A&E has a long heritage, built on the manufacturing and distribution of quality, premium thread products and responsible manufacturing.

“We are excited to share with you the accomplishments achieved and challenges faced over the last 12 months in this important area for our company. We remain committed to holding ourselves accountable to our customers and stakeholders as we conduct our business in a transparent and ethical fashion.”

Highlights within the 2018/19 report include:

  • Water stewardship

A&E has recycled and reused over two billion litres of wastewater at global operations since 2013 and has seen a 41% reduction in global water consumption (litres per kg of thread) since 2006.

  • Recycling and waste reduction

A&E has achieved 100% Zero-Waste-to-Landfill status at 16 global manufacturing operations and support facilities in 2018, with five other operations recycling more than 90% of byproducts and created waste.

  • Global carbon footprint and energy conservation

A&E has seen a 13% reduction of global carbon footprint (CO2e in kg per kg of thread) since 2006 and an 11% reduction in global power consumption (KwH per kg of thread) since 2006. In addition, 45% of A&E’s global energy portfolio for steam production consisted of renewable fuels in 2018.

To read the report in full visit www.amefird.com

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