Responsibility for the people

Stakeholder engagement

The development and cultivation of relationships with stakeholders is a major factor in the long-term success of the company. Lenzing conducts an open dialogue with all its stakeholders and takes their interests into account when making business decisions.

Stakeholder relations
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Cooperation with our partners in the supply chain

The international textile and nonwovens industry is faced with major challenges with respect to the #sustainability of its products and production processes. In the globalized economy of today, this also means assuming responsibility along the entire value chain.

In order to shoulder this responsibility, the Lenzing Group in its role as an industry leader very closely orients its operations to customer requirements, and intensively works together with all partners along the entire value chain within the context of its push-pull market strategy.  As a result, many fiber and product innovations are developed jointly with customers and partners from external research facilities and university institutes, and commercialized in close collaboration with the value chain. 

Development of global sustainability standards

The textile and nonwovens industry is convinced that the ecological and social challenges along its global value chains can only be solved together and not by individual companies. For this reason, Lenzing is strongly involved in the development of global #sustainability standards in cooperation with different interest groups representing industry, non-profit organizations and initiatives of the European Union.

Within the context of activities carried out by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) with the aim of creating a more #sustainable textile industry, Lenzing is actively involved in the development of the global standard Higg Index 2.0 and in projects such as the development of recycling technologies for garments. At present some 170 of the leading retail chains, brand-name and textile companies accounting for about one-third of total global sales in the clothing industry have joined forces in the SAC to develop a global standard enabling an assessment of the entire production process, from the raw material to the finished garment. The objective is to realize the vision of an industry which does not cause any unnecessary environmental damage along its entire value chain, and whose activities have a positive impact on the people and communities involved. 

Man Made Cellulosic Fibre Solution‘s Pathway

As a leading company in the fields of pulp and wood based cellulose fibers, Lenzing assumes a particular responsibility in procuring #wood and pulp which comprise the basis for Lenzing products. Joint work is being done on a process entitled “Man Made Cellulosic Fibre Solution‘s Pathway” in cooperation with the non-profit Canadian organization Canopy and a working group called “Fashion and Textile Leaders for Forest Conservation“ consisting of leading brands and retailers. This is designed to ensure that no apparel made of #man-made cellulose fibers will be sold in their shops in the future if the entire value chain is not transparent and the fibers are potentially produced from #wood or pulp from endangered forests or critical suppliers.