Owing to its environmentally efficient manufacturing process, TENCEL® achieved the highest number of points in the quantitative part of the Higg Index, i. e. the Materials Sustainability Index (MSI). This places TENCEL® as the most sustainable fiber among all established textile fibers.
This assessment takes account of the environment impact of production with regard to chemicals, energy, greenhouse gas emissions, water, land use and wastes.
The Higg Index is the core component of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, an association of leading companies in the textile and chemical industry, non-profit organizations as well as research and educational experts aiming to create a more sustainable international textile industry.
Lenzing was the first fiber producer to accept the invitation issued by the members of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition to join the organization.