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A&E’s 2013-2014 Sustainability Report Demonstrates the Companies Enduring Commitment To Achieving its Goals in the Areas of Safety, Environmental Sustainability, and Corporate Social Responsibility.


A&E’s recent sustainability report demonstrates A&E’s enduring commitment towards achieving its global goals in the areas of safety, environmental sustainability, and corporate social responsibility.  

Key achievements included in this report:

  • 32% reduction in global water consumption since 2006
  • 17% reduction in A&E’s global carbon footprint since 2006
  • 99 Million kilowatt hours saved since 2006
  • A&E Lanka (Sri Lanka) achieved zero waste to landfill.  Zero waste to landfill is the A&E global goal for all facilities.
  • A&E is one of 16 recipients of the 2013 “America’s Safest Company” award, given by EHS Today Magazine

Please click here or on the image below to download a copy of the report.


About American & Efird

A&E is the largest U.S. manufacturer and the world’s second-largest manufacturer and distributor of premium quality industrial and consumer sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles.  Producers of apparel, automotive components, home furnishings, medical supplies, footwear and a diverse range of industrial products rely on A&E industrial sewing thread to manufacture their products.  Customers select A&E as the preferred choice for industrial sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles because of A&E’s dedication to providing its customers with the finest products and services, at the highest quality, delivered globally.  Through its global network, A&E’s products are manufactured in 20 countries, distributed in 44 countries and sold in over 95 countries.  In addition to A&E’s steadfast commitment to superior quality and customer service, A&E is a recognized industry leader in environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility, and operates its global facilities with the utmost regard for the safety and health of its associates employed worldwide.   A&E owns or operates 22 manufacturing facilities and employs over 9,000 associates around the world directly or in partnership with joint venture partners.  For more information, please visit


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Through its global network, A&E’s products are manufactured in 22 countries, distributed in 50 countries and sold in over 100 countries. A&E delivers exact color, superior quality and the most innovative products, right where they are needed. Touch or click here to locate your contact.

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A&E has set the highest level of sustainability compliance in the industry through our Eco-Driven initiatives. We are working with some of the world’s largest retailers and brands to create the standards for all textile suppliers and retailers. Read more…

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