Sustainable waste management stems from a comprehensive strategy that includes all waste streams

Having a waste management program in place is of major importance. This includes characterisation, minimisation, collection, treatment, recycling, reuse and disposal. It also implies having a waste policy and deploying thorough education programs.

Reducing waste

It’s our ambition to reduce and eventually eliminate all waste within our production process. Our waste management starts with the prevention of waste and the monitoring of all flows using the 5 Rs methodology of waste management: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle. We want to be the best in class when it comes to Environmental Management Practice and to be the benchmark in the field of technical textiles and PPC.

To go circular, first go vertical – waste reduction is key

We’re set on reducing waste within the entire value chain, starting with the ones we own. As a vertically integrated company, our impact is greater because we can detect waste from yarn to finished product. There’s a saying: “to go circular, first go vertical”. Vertical integration helps us to close the loop on our products because we have greater control over their lifecycle.

Beyond Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

We’re set on applying circular practices that go beyond the traditional 3 Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) and even beyond the newer 5 (Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle) and lower environmental impacts. We’ve added a 6th: Rethink. Our campaign: “design for” - Design for Resource Efficiency, Repair, Long Service, Reuse, Disassembly and Recycling – is ground-breaking.


We’re set on awareness-based waste education both inside our own company as beyond. We’ve launched a program to reduce the amount of waste produced and disposed in our plants. The overall goal of the program is to raise awareness of waste management and how we can responsibly reduce waste and eventually switch to zero waste. This program also includes sensitisation when it comes to raw materials and energy use.

Sustainable development goals

The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.