Elevate Textiles receives validation of its Science Based Target objectives


Charlotte, North Carolina – Elevate textiles became the first textile manufacturer in the world to receive the validation of its Science-Based Target (SBTi) goals.

These targets are linked to the company’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to the highest recommended levels.

Building on this milestone, Elevate has increased its initial target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 4.2%, from 2.5% per year for its portfolio brands American & Efird (A&E), Burlington , Cone Denim, Gütermann and Safety Components.

Other accolades for Elevate brands include: A&E as the first yarn manufacturer to receive approved targets; Burlington as the first manufacturer of performance woven fabrics to receive approved targets; and Cone Denim as the first denim factories to receive approved targets.

“Obtaining approval for our science goals is an important step in our journey to sustainability,” said Jimmy Summers, Director of Sustainability. “Elevate is delighted to become the first global textile manufacturer to achieve this recognition, further validating our work to reduce GHG emissions in accordance with climate science and in collaboration with many other organizations in the private and public sectors. “

Elevate’s efforts to reduce Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions will also reduce Scope 3 emissions from its customers, he added. “This collaborative effort is not only good for our brands and our customers, but also strengthens Elevate’s shared commitment to responsible and sustainable production around the world.”

Elevate first joined SBTi in September 2019 and began work on assessing and setting ambitious Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions targets as part of its global commitments in 2025 sustainability. Since then, the company has strengthened its commitment by joining the Business Ambition 1.5 ° C campaign and by evaluating emission reduction targets across the entire value chain.

Elevate’s approved targets include: a 46.2% reduction in absolute greenhouse gas emissions from scopes 1 and 2 by 2030 compared to 2019; and a 46.2% reduction in several Scope 3 categories – purchased goods and services, treatment of sold products, and fuel and energy emissions – within the same timeframe.

Elevate has also set a long-term goal of achieving zero net emissions by 2050 at the latest as part of the Business Ambition for 1.5C campaign.

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