American & Efird remains active contributor to ZDHC. Burlington, Cone Denim, Gütermann and Safety Components join as new contributors
Charlotte, NC (August 7, 2019) – Elevate Textiles, a global provider of advanced, high quality products and mission critical textile solutions, announced today its expanded participation in the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme across its portfolio brands including American & Efird, Burlington, Cone Denim, Gütermann and Safety Components.
Focused on the elimination and substitution of hazardous chemicals, ZDHC and its contributors work to implement and support sustainable chemical management best practices across the textile, apparel and footwear industries.
“Elevate is excited to take this next step in affirming our commitment to sustainability by expanding our ZDHC participation across all the Elevate portfolio brands,” says Jimmy Summers, Vice President Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability for Elevate Textiles. “American & Efird joined in 2017 and has been an active contributor in driving industry best practices and responsible chemical management in manufacturing. This same commitment extends across Elevate’s other brands – Burlington, Cone Denim, Gütermann and Safety Components – as we continue to drive positive change towards more advanced sustainable chemistry.”
Elevate is pleased to provide extended leadership through its participation in the ZDHC Output Focus Area, with Elevate’s Jimmy Summers serving as a Co-Lead in this group. Through work and collaboration with other brands and government organizations, the ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines go beyond regulatory compliance to help ensure the discharge of treated wastewater does not negatively impact the environment and surrounding communities.
About Elevate Textiles
With a global array of premium fabric and thread solutions focused on innovation, sustainability and quality craftsmanship, Elevate Textiles provides products that surround us every day and in all facets of life. We offer advanced, high quality products and mission critical textile solutions across vast industries including fashion and functional apparel, footwear, military, fire, medical, athletic, automotive, aerospace, outdoor, and other specialty sectors. Elevate Textiles is committed to delivering solutions that protect and enhance our lives through its global manufacturing platform that includes 37 facilities and over 15,000 employees. Elevate Textiles, a portfolio company of Platinum Equity, offers distinguished global textile brands including American & Efird, Burlington, Cone Denim, Gütermann and Safety Components. To learn more about Elevate Textiles and our brands, visit elevatetextiles.com.
The ZDHC Foundation oversees implementation of the Roadmap to Zero Programme and is a global industry collaboration of currently 138 contributors (29 brands, 91 value chain affiliates, and 18 associates) within the sports, fashion, luxury and outdoor industry. The vision is widespread implementation of sustainable chemistry, driving innovations and best practices in the textile, apparel, leather and footwear industries to protect consumers, workers and the environment. Through collaborative engagement, standard setting and large-scale implementation ZDHC advances the industry towards zero discharge of hazardous chemicals. ZDHC takes a holistic approach to sustainable chemical management and enables tangible progress in the wider industry by a number of reference guidance and practical tools, capacity building and innovation projects. More information about ZDHC at www.roadmaptozero.com.