Mount Holly, North Carolina-based thread supplier American & Efird has released its 2016-2017 Corporate Sustainability Report, with focus on three concepts that drive A&E’s sustainability program: transparency, traceability and trust.
The report also highlights A&E’s accomplishments in safety, environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility, the company said in a news release.
“A core part of our business strategy is to operate all of our global facilities in a sustainable manner,” said Les Miller, chief executive officer. “It is not only a good business practice to do so, but it is the right thing to do for all of our stakeholders.”
According to the news release, A&E continues to abide by its pledge to create a better world through responsible corporate actions, environmentally protective efforts and numerous contributions to the communities in which it operates.
Since 2011, A&E has invested more than $10 million in wastewater-recycling systems across the world, and these investments have led to significant reductions in water use, the company said. It added that it continues to focus on energy conservation and has increased its use of biofuels and clean fuels, resulting in reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. A&E also said the number of global operations and support facilities that have achieved “zero waste to landfill” status has grown to 16.
A&E said it regularly evaluates its global yarn spinning, dyeing and finishing facilities to provide the information contained in its annual sustainability report. Categories measured in the report include water stewardship, solid waste, carbon footprint and energy conservation, product stewardship, social responsibility, employee health and safety, sustainable products, and areas of improvement.