USA: A&E com­mits to sus­tain­able tex­tiles, Zero Dis­charge of Haz­ardous Chem­i­cals

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Zero Dis­charge of Haz­ardous Chem­i­cals (ZDHC) Pro­gramme, a col­lab­o­ra­tion of over 20 lead­ing brands, more than 30 value chain af­fil­i­ates and 14 as­so­ciates, has a new ad­di­tion to the list as A& E joins in.

Proud to join the pro­gramme, Amer­i­can & Efird (A& E) is one of the world’s lead­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers and dis­trib­u­tors of in­dus­trial and con­sumer sew­ing thread, em­broi­dery thread, and tech­ni­cal tex­tiles. By be­com­ing a ZDHC mem­ber, the man­u­fac­turer is sup­port­ing its vi­sion of wide­spread im­ple­men­ta­tion of sus­tain­able chem­istry and best prac­tices in the tex­tile and footwear in­dus­tries to pro­tect con­sumers, work­ers and the en­vi­ron­ment. The com­pany’s com­mit­ment to work sus­tain­ably was no­table in its lat­est an­nual Cor­po­rate Sus­tain­abil­ity Re­port, which high­lighted con­tin­ued re­duc­tion (41%) in wa­ter con­sump­tion. Ad­di­tion­ally, A& E re­cy­cled 1.1 bil­lion litres of wastew­a­ter in last four years. Its busi­ness oper­a­tions and fa­cil­i­ties have also at­tained a 100% ZeroWaste-to- Land­fill la­bel. The com­pany be­lieves that as var­i­ous brands are com­ing to­gether to drive a change to­wards re­spon­si­ble chem­i­cals man­age­ment in the in­dus­try, it is their duty as well to part­ner with them in en­sur­ing that less harm­ful and en­vi­ron­ment­friendly chem­i­cals are used at the time of pro­duc­tion.

“Be­ing a part of the ZDHC Pro­gramme pro­vides us the op­por­tu­nity to share our knowl­edge and in­sights, part­ner and col­lab­o­rate on is­sues with oth­ers in our in­dus­try, and im­prove our knowl­edge on sus­tain­abil­ity, en­vi­ron­men­tal, and chem­i­cal man­age­ment is­sues,” averred Jimmy Sum­mers, Vice Pres­i­dent, En­vi­ron­men­tal, Health and Safety/ Sus­tain­abil­ity, A& E.

A&E has re­cy­cled 1.1 bil­lion litres of wastew­a­ter in last four years

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