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Sustainable gains for Carrington

Significant investment in alternative energy across multiple manufacturing sites.

10th July 2024

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Adlington, United Kingdom

Protective, Sustainable

Global workwear textile manufacturer Carrington Textiles has just released its first sustainability report highlighting some of the company’s significant achievements in environmentally responsible activity.

The report, presented by Carrington parent company RTS Textiles Group, outlines various developments relating to the organisation’s structure, approach to sustainability, social performance and future targets.

Key highlights include an investment of over €16.7 million across sites to enhance environmental performance through the purchase of equipment including a combined heat and power (CHP) unit, biomass boilers and solar panels.

Additionally, the report sheds light on the company’s carbon roadmap, covering emissions under scopes 1, 2 and 3.

“This year we are publishing our first sustainability report to reflect the increasing importance of sustainability in everything that we do,” says John Vareldzis, RTS Textiles CEO. “We understand that this is a long-term journey, and publishing this report, with clear targets and performance metrics, is just one step along the way. It will help us create transparency and accountability throughout our operations, which in turn, will push us further along that path.”

With a British textile legacy of over 130 years, Carrington produces over 130 million metres of fabric annually at production facilities in the UK, Portugal and India, from where it exports to more than 80 countries worldwide.

The company specialises in the manufacture of workwear and protective fabrics with key end users including Airbus, Arcelor Mittal, BP, BUPA, Coca Cola, Jaguar Land Rover, McDonald’s, the NHS, Shell and TATA Steel.

The report can be read here.

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