KELHEIM, Germany — April 15, 2021 — The Bavarian viscose specialty fiber manufacturer Kelheim Fibres has joined the ZDHC program “Roadmap to Zero.”
The non-profit organization with more than 160 contributors worldwide has set itself the goal of completely eliminating harmful substances from the textile value chain. The ZDHC guidelines provide producers of Man-made Cellulosic Fibres (MMCF) with uniform criteria for measuring indicators such as wastewater, air emissions and other process-related parameters. The measured data is independently monitored and published.
Kelheim Fibres, the world’s first EMAS-validated viscose fiber producer, sees its ZDHC contributorship as another building block on the road to even more sustainable fiber production. “We want to develop our industry with our know-how towards a greener future. Sustainability is an integral part of our corporate philosophy and strategy. We fully support ZDHC’s vision of a widespread implementation of sustainably chemistry, driving innovations and best practices in textile, apparel and footwear industries to protect consumers workers and the environment,” said Craig Barker, CEO at Kelheim Fibres.
“ZDHC provides us with access to a range of best practices in chemical management and gives us the opportunity to network and learn from each other with like-minded industry partners. ZDHC’s collaborative approach will accelerate the shift to a more responsible industry and we want to contribute to that.”
Posted April 20, 2021
Source: Kelheim Fibres