Lenzing - Lenzing has joined the chemical industry's sustainable supply chain initiative, Together for Sustainability (TFS), a further step on its commitment to improving the environmental footprint of the nonwoven industry.
As Lenzing notes, complex global sustainability challenges require a collaborative approach to developing systemic solutions, involving many stakeholder groups. In order to make the global textile and nonwovens industries more sustainable and bring about systemic change, Lenzing says it has therefore also been building on partnerships within its sustainability strategy “Naturally Positive” for many years.
“Joining the TfS initiative is another clear commitment to improving the environmental footprint of the global textile and nonwoven industries and proves that sustainability is taken very seriously at Lenzing – so much so that sustainability is at the heart of our business strategy," said Robert van de Kerkhof, Chief Commercial Officer Fiber at Lenzing. "So much so, it sits at the core of the Group’s business strategy. The industry needs innovation in order to transition from linear to circular ways of working, and Lenzing will continue to partner across the supply chain to bring this vision to life.”
TfS President Bertrand Conquéret said: “I am very proud to welcome Lenzing to the TfS family, bringing the TfS membership to 37 companies. Together and with our strategic partners we continue to expand our reach and increase our impact on the sustainability performance in chemical supply chains.
"Given the regulatory landscape, climate challenges and market conditions, the need for sustainable businesses only intensifies. TfS is the crucial enabler to make supply chains and businesses at large more sustainable and contribute to developing a better world.”
The global TFS initiative follows the principles of the UN Global Compact and Responsible Care. More info can be found at www.tfs-initiative.com.