Coats’ sustainability report, ‘Pioneering a sustainable future’, launches a sustainability strategy which sets out seven ambitious targets for 2022 across five priority areas in order to accelerate the company’s progress towards a more sustainable future.
The five priority areas are water, energy, effluent and emissions, social and living sustainably. Having identified the five priority areas, Coats has set seven ambitious targets to be achieved by 2022. These include 40 per cent reduction in water used in litres/kg thread produced, 7 per cent reduction in energy used in kwh/kg thread produced, source renewable energy where feasible, zero discharge of hazardous chemicals effluent standards, great place to work’ or equivalent awards for all key sites, all employees involved in community activities, 25 per cent reduction in waste
There is also an additional target of manufacturing 100 per cent recycled premium polyester threads by 2024. All reductions are against the 2018 baseline.