Sustainability report shows A&E still leads the way

American & Efird’s 2015-2016 Sustainability Report shows how the sewing thread manufacturer leads the way in the areas of safety, environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

To create this report, A&E evaluated all of the global yarn spinning, dyeing and finishing facilities in which the company has ownership. Categories measured in the report include global carbon footprint, water conservation, energy conservation, and recycling waste reduction.

To help achieve its aim A&E has installed state-of-the-art wastewater recycling systems across the world, which has seen significant reductions in water use. A&E also continues to focus on energy conservation and has increased use of biofuels and clean fuels, resulting in reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

Highlights of the report include:

  • 1% reduction in carbon dioxide equivalents per kilogram of thread produced in 2015.
  • 38% reduction in global water consumption since 2006.
  • 273m litres of wastewater was treated and reused in 2015 through reverse osmosis treatment systems.
  • Zero waste to landfill was achieved in US manufacturing operations in 2015.

Jimmy Summers, vice president environmental, health & safety/ sustainability at A&E, said: “Our Eco Driven program and our 10 Threads of Sustainability continue to guide and challenges us.

“We are very proud of the progress that our global manufacturing teams have made through their continued dedication to safety, sustainability, and social responsibility.”

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