Sustainability at heart
Our efforts to become a more sustainable company involve all aspect of our business. From how we source raw materials to recycling end-of-life aramid products. And from energy-saving processes to constructing greener offices. Our dedicated sustainability experts are always looking for ways to reduces our footprint and improve working conditions at our locations. In recognition of our efforts, Teijin Aramid was again awarded Gold status by EcoVadis in 2021 , proof that our efforts to become a more sustainable and responsible company are bearing fruit. Have a look at these articles to find out more.
Our Energy Efficiency Plan is tackling CO2 emissions.
For all its benefits, producing aramid is still an energy-intensive process, with energy consumption being the biggest contributor to Teijin Aramid’s CO₂ emissions. In 2009, we committed to a series of Energy Efficiency Plans (EEPs) to reduce our overall energy consumption by 2% each year in line with national guidelines in the Netherlands. Our EEP targets are reviewed on a four-year rolling basis.Read interview with Leonie Zant
Acceleratinge our switch to renewables.
To reinforce its ambition towards a zero footprint, Teijin Aramid has purchased Guarantees of Origin (GOs). These GOs are part of the European Energy Certificate System (EECS). With the purchase of these GOs for European Wind, Teijin Aramid covers 100% of the total expected electricity consumption of the Dutch production sites for 2021. Teijin Aramid’s head office (T ONE) and Research and Innovation Center (T TWO) were already using wind energy through GO certificates.
Bio-based raw materials.
A successful pilot with BioBTX proofs that high-performance aramid fibers from renewable, bio-based materials can be produced. This innovative approach can improve the environmental impact of Teijin Aramid’s production processes, without altering the material properties of the resulting Twaron® aramid yarn.Read more
Building a better world, together
"Teijin Aramid is committed to taking the necessary steps that will continue to reduce our environmental footprint and contribute to reducing the environmental footprints of our value chain partners – and we will accelerate our efforts where this is possible. This requires focus and dedication in the way we organize our activities, working closely with suppliers, customers, and all other partners in the chain."