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Invista's Seaford site recognised for environmental initiatives

This certification – previously known as the Wildlife at Work programme – recognises outstanding wildlife habitat management efforts.

24th October 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Seaford, DE

Protective, Sports/​Outdoor, Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable

Invista's Seaford site has demonstrated its commitment to environmental stewardship and education by achieving a two-year Conservation Certification from the national Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC).

This certification – previously known as the Wildlife at Work programme – recognises outstanding wildlife habitat management efforts at corporate sites and offers third-party validation of the benefits of such programmes. Invista Seaford received the certification for its avian and wetlands/water bodies programmes.

"We are very proud and pleased to have received this initial WHC Conservation Certification," said Juan Flores, Invista Seaford site manager. "This certification is a testament to our employee volunteers' commitment, vision and dedication to being good stewards of our land and natural resources."

Conservation programme

Invista Seaford's Conservation Certification programme focuses on creating and enhancing the breeding and nesting habitat for the eastern bluebird and wood duck. The programme focuses on the enhancement of habitat through the creation and management of water structures so that they are conducive to a wide variety of waterfowl, birds of prey and mammals, and establishes a breeding habitat for frogs, snails, and other food sources. This is accomplished by proactively converting idle production facilities into enhanced habitat.

Invista has designated 80 acres of its Seaford site as wildlife habitat and allocated 146 acres to the Nanticoke River Watershed Conservancy for conservation purposes. Seaford is one of four Invista sites with a Conservation Certification. Other certified Invista sites are Waynesboro, VA; Camden, SC; and Victoria, TX.

Cordura fabrics

Invista's Seaford facility produces nylon fibre for Cordura brand fabrics used in military uniforms, as well as high performance workwear and lifestyle apparel, including the brand’s Cordura Denim and Combat Wool fabric technologies.

It is also the home for next gen, patent-pending Invista T420HT fibre, the strongest nylon 6,6 staple fibre ever produced by Invista. The company says that the Seaford facility's certification reflects the Cordura brand's ongoing dedication to eco-efficiency through durable, long-lasting fabrics, and supports the brand’s mantra that Sustainability Begins with Products That Last.

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