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Sateri joins Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action

Additionally, the company has pledged ambitious climate change goals and stepped up its industry engagements...

1st July 2020

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Shanghai


© Sateri.© Sateri.

Viscose fibre maker Sateri has joined the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, and additionally, has pledged ambitious climate change goals and stepped up its industry engagements.

Niclas Svenningsen, Manager of Global Climate Action, UNFCCC, said: “UNFCCC is excited to have Sateri joining the Fashion Industry Charter on Climate Action and committing towards global climate action as the first Chinese viscose producer to do so. We hope that it will inspire more textile companies from China to join and take action.”

As a signatory of the Charter, Sateri says it looks forward to participating in relevant Working Groups which bring together stakeholders and experts in the fashion and textile sectors. In recent months, Sateri has joined several other leading industry multi-stakeholder associations. These include the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), China Association of Circular Economy (CACE), and the European Disposables and Nonwovens Association (EDANA).

Under the auspices of UN Climate Change, fashion stakeholders worked during 2018 to identify ways in which the broader textile, clothing and fashion industry can move towards an holistic commitment to climate action. They created the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action which contains the vision to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. The Fashion Industry Charter was launched at COP24 in Katowice, Poland, in December 2018.

Allen Zhang, President of Sateri, said: “Sateri is committed to growing our business as sustainably as we can. Our adoption of the Fashion Charter goals is a bold leap, but we believe that pushing the boundaries is necessary. We are also stepping up on our engagement with industry partners to be part of the collective action to accelerate efforts against climate change. As we formulate Sateri Vision 2030 for a sustainable business, carbon reduction will be one of our key focus areas.”

In addition to stepping up greenhouse gas emission reductions in its own operations, the company will continue to support decarbonisation efforts of the downstream textile value chain. Late last year, in collaboration with the China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC), a Climate Leadership Whitepaper was published. The paper analysed how innovation in Sateri’s EcoCosy fibre products help reduce carbon emission during yarn and fabric manufacturing stages, and also proposed next steps in achieving industry-wide emission reduction goals.

Sateri attained an A- score in CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project) for Climate Change in 2019; a score which is higher than the C average globally, in Asia, as well as in the Textiles and Fabric Goods sector.

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