Lenzing’s VEOCEL™ brand has introduced the first carbon neutral Lyocell fibre for the nonwovens industry.
Lenzing is a keen advocate to transform the nonwovens industry with greater transparency and sustainability measures and Lenzing’s VEOCEL™ brand is marking a new milestone with the introduction of the industry’s first carbon neutral VEOCEL™ branded fibres.
The new offering for Lyocell fibres will enable the VEOCEL™ brand to support nonwoven industry partners and product brands to reduce climate impact through the use of fibres with a net-zero footprint.
“At Lenzing, we are very proud of the progress we have been making to address climate change. The new carbon neutral VEOCEL™ Lyocell fibres will play a big role in contributing to our goal to become a net-zero company by 2050,” said Robert van de Kerkhof, Member of the Board of Lenzing.
He added “At Lenzing, we understand that caring for the environment isn’t just good business, but good for the business. That is why we are becoming even more dedicated to effecting real change to the industry as we come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, and embrace climate protection through our zero carbon commitments and ongoing innovations.”
It is worth mentioning here that as of June 2021, VEOCEL™ Lyocell fibres will be available as certified CarbonNeutral® products with a carbon footprint reduced to net-zero according to The CarbonNeutral Protocol.
Achieving certified carbon neutrality was the result of Lenzing’s ambitious carbon reduction efforts over the last years and the collaboration with Natural Capital Partners, a recognised global leader in the design, development and delivery of corporate climate action programmes.
Together it was possible to reduce carbon emissions to net-zero through a mix of higher production efficiencies, use of renewable energy sources, low-carbon materials and the dedicated support of an external nature-based carbon removal project.
These VEOCEL™ branded fibres reinforce Lenzing’s commitment to the Science Based Targets initiative around reduction of total global carbon emissions, a quest driven by the UN Paris Agreement.
The Lenzing Group stands for ecologically responsible production of specialty fibres made from the renewable raw material wood. As an innovation leader, Lenzing is a partner of global textile and nonwoven manufacturers and drives many new technological developments.
With the revenue or €1.63 billion and nameplate capacity of 1,045,000 tonnes, this Group has 7,358 employees.