Sustainability as an ongoing process

For A&E Gütermann sustainability is constantly striving to achieve a balance between economy and ecology. We want to create sustainable value - in every regard. An up-to-date status quo analysis indicates the successes we have been able to achieve so far:
34% reduction in global water use since 2006
48,000,000 kg greenhouse gasses saved since 2006
2% reduction in global CO2 emissions by A&E since 2006
100% of the electrical power consumed at A&E Gütermann in Gutach-Breisgau originates from hydro power
Zero landfill trash in the United States. The USA is the second country after Sri Lanka that is meeting this global objective for all A&E plants
106,000,000 kWh of power have been saved since 2006. This contributed to a drop in the global energy use of 7%

Our 10 steps for sustainable threads

The following steps have been established in the manufacturing of our premium sewing threads and they have been in practice at A&E Gütermann for many years:
1. Reduced CO2-emission (global carbon footprint)
2. Water conservation and recycling
3. Energy conservation
4. Sustainable packaging
5. Waste reduction and recycling
6.  Sustainable products
7.  Global EHS and social responsibility
8.  Supply chain sustainability
9.  Eco-Driven product stewardship
10. Eco-Driven employee education and involvement

A&E Corporate Sustainability Report FY 2016/17

This year’s report reflects the three concepts that drive A&E’s industry-leading sustainability program: Transparency, Traceability and Trust, while highlighting A&E’s accomplishments in the areas of safety, environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility. A&E’s continued improvements, specifically in global water reduction and Zero-Waste-to-Landfill efforts, serve as an example of leadership and good stewardship throughout the textile industry.
A&E Corporate Sustainability Report
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