Mount Holly, North Carolina-based American & Efird, a supplier of threads and textiles, has joined the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals Programme in Amsterdam.
The company said in a news release it is proud to join more than 20 other brands working together to drive industrywide change in responsible chemicals management.
“Being a part of the ZDHC Programme provides us the opportunity to share our knowledge and insights, partner and collaborate on issues with others in our industry, and improve our knowledge on sustainability, environmental and chemical management issues,” said Jimmy Summers, A&E vice president environmental, health and safety/sustainability. “We believe it is very important to be actively involved in driving positive change throughout the industry. It’s simply the right thing to do.”
A&E said it supports the program’s vision of widespread implementation of sustainable chemistry and best practices in the textile and footwear industries to protect consumers, workers and the environment.