New products to help de-carbonize the textiles industry
The certification verifies that the emissions associated with the fibers’ production, manufacturing and distribution have been calculated and offset.
Lenzing’s goal is to reduce its specific greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030. Launching this month, the carbon-zero Tencel Modal and Lyocell fibers contribute to the target through reduced production emissions and its industry engagement to lower energy consumption across the supply chain.
“We as a company and brand have taken steps to reduce our footprint, but not all emissions are avoidable. This motivates us to act on a global level and we found possibilities to help and support the avoidance of CO2 emissions around the world. The concept of carbon compensation through offsetting helps to contribute to carbon reduction through verified climate finance projects,” said Florian Heubrandner, VP of Global Business Management Textiles at Lenzing.
The launch contributes to Lenzing’s commitment to the Science Based Targets (SBT) initiative and its ongoing support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to limit global warming.