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Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb joins SAC

Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb, a subsidiary of Freudenberg Nonwovens, has reached another milestone on their way to higher social and ecological responsibility, by joining the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), the company believes. Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb will continue to focus on sustainability and environmental friendliness and will act now as a part of a global association of companies from the apparel and footwear industries committed to comply with fixed criteria in the areas of environmental protection and sustainability. Lin Gowming, President of Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb Company, commented: “It is important to us to be part of the growing dynamics in our industry and actively shape this vital dynamic development. The aspect of sustainability plays an increasingly important role in the apparel and footwear industries. Only by using common benchmarks, our values become measurable and our performance will be quantifiable. The Sustainable Apparel Coalition offers an ideal platform to do this.”

16th April 2014

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Weinheim/Tayuan

Sustainable, Industrial, Clothing/​Footwear

Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb, a subsidiary of Freudenberg Nonwovens, has reached another milestone on their way to higher social and ecological responsibility, by joining the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), the company believes.

Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb will continue to focus on sustainability and environmental friendliness and will act now as a part of a global association of companies from the apparel and footwear industries committed to comply with fixed criteria in the areas of environmental protection and sustainability.

Lin Gowming, President of Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb Company, commented: “It is important to us to be part of the growing dynamics in our industry and actively shape this vital dynamic development. The aspect of sustainability plays an increasingly important role in the apparel and footwear industries. Only by using common benchmarks, our values become measurable and our performance will be quantifiable. The Sustainable Apparel Coalition offers an ideal platform to do this.”

Corporate commitment

By joining SAC, the Freudenberg Group has again demonstrated their corporate commitment towards consistent environmental protection and sustainability, the company reports.

The Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb headquartered in Tayuan, Taiwan, mainly manufactures products of the Vildona brand – high quality nonwovens used as foundational materials for footwear and leather goods.

As a member of SAC, the company has now also subjected to the principles of the association. The common goal is “to avoid environmental damage when manufacturing clothes, footwear and home textiles, exerting a positive influence on people and communities during their business activities.”

High quality production

The SAC members commit to record a number of benchmarks in the areas of environmental protection and sustainability. The Higg Index is used for this purpose. The index provides a number of key measurables or data points allowing companies from the industry to assess their materials, products and manufacturing processes from an ecological and social point of view.

Lin Gowming explained: “When manufacturing Vildona products, we have long since done without chemical bonding agents, 80% of our raw materials are recycled, and we make sure that our products are 100% recoverable.”

“In the meantime, we have achieved a high quality level in production. But we would like to develop even further in terms of environmental protection and sustainability in the future. The SAC will certainly support us in doing so.”

www.freudenberg-nw.com

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