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with carbon zero

By reducing carbon emissions and using renewable energy during production, TENCEL™ goes beyond carbon offsetting to lower its carbon footprint, offering carbon-zero products certified as CarbonNeutral® products by Natural Capital Partners.

committed to

certified as

Starting with our commitment to the Science Based Targets initiative, our steps support actions against global warming in line with UN Sustainable Development Goals.

TENCEL™ is on a journey to True Carbon Zero, contributing to a carbon neutral textile industry. With a vision to have net-zero emissions by 2050, our three-step plan is already in action: reduce, engage and offset. The resulting carbon-zero TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers are certified as CarbonNeutral® products by Natural Capital Partners.

reduce

Our priority is the continuous reduction of carbon emissions through more efficient production methods, using renewable energy sources and embracing new technologies.

engage

Being the first cellulosic fiber producer to commit to the Science Based Targets initiative, we engage and steer our industry to source materials with low carbon footprints and reduce overall carbon emissions.

offset

We offset unavoidable carbon emissions by supporting verified global carbon reduction projects.

certified by global standards of sustainability

reduce

We have our sights set on net-zero emissions by 2050, so we prioritize the continuous reduction of carbon emissions through efficient production, new technologies and renewable energy sources to meet targets set through the Science Based Targets initiative. The resulting carbon-zero TENCEL™ fibers:

  • TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers,
  • TENCEL™ Modal fibers,
  • TENCEL™ Lyocell x Micro fibers,
  • TENCEL™ Modal x Micro fibers,
  • TENCEL™ Modal x Eco Pure fibers, and
  • TENCEL™ Modal x Micro fibers with Eco Pure technology,

are certified to reduce climate impact by various global standards of sustainability.

CO2 emissions
reduce 50
reduce 70
net 0

*Reduction of specific CO₂ emissions for products sold (pulp and fiber) by 50% until 2030 compared to baseline 2017.

engage

As the first cellulosic fiber producer committed to the Science Based Targets initiative, we are leaders steering our industry to change by normalizing data transparency and working exclusively with brands that echo our values – implementing carbon neutral practices from cradle to cradle. Our pioneering partnership with TextileGenesis™ ensures digital traceability of TENCEL™ fibers and unmatched transparency from fiber to finished garment.

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offset

Until we reduce carbon emissions across our full footprint, we take responsibility for carbon emissions that are not yet avoidable through verified climate protection projects. These global carbon compensation projects are an immediate response to ensure that an equivalent amount of carbon is absorbed or avoided elsewhere.

TENCEL™ is supporting verified climate protection projects specifically in communities impacted by the textile industry. These projects are focused on helping ill-prepared communities become more climate-resilient and on introducing new sources of renewable energy, including:

Improved Cookstoves, Bangladesh

Over 90% of the population in Bangladesh relies on burning biomass for daily cooking needs, resulting in families being exposed to harmful indoor pollution. This project enhances locally made biomass stoves to increase fuel efficiency by up to 50%, lower CO2 emissions and reduce smoke by 80%.

Solar Water Heating, India

The primary focus of this project is to manufacture, distribute, install and maintain in-house hot water supply fueled by renewable energy rather than carbon intensive grid electricity through solar water heaters (SWH) in households, small and mediums-sized enterprises (SMEs) and institutions.

Kamphaeng Saen Landfill Gas to Energy, Thailand

This project utilises landfill gas to generate renewable electricity and avoid the release of potent greenhouse gases. This is the first project of its kind in Thailand, providing a step toward managing waste and away from dependency on fossil fuel.

key benefits of carbon-zero TENCEL™ fibers

Within the context of True Carbon Zero, we extend our fiber portfolio to new levels of sustainability with carbon-zero TENCEL™ fibers. We focus on three advantages where these fibers have the greatest distinction.

carbon zero

Carbon-zero TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers contribute to reducing climate impact.

Acting on Lenzing’s commitment to the Science Based Targets initiative* and supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals**, carbon-zero TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal fibers are certified as CarbonNeutral® products according to The CarbonNeutral Protocol by Natural Capital Partners***. These fibers, which mitigate climate impact and protect the environment, are developed with three pillars:

  • lowering carbon emissions,
  • using renewable energy sources at Lenzing production sites, and
  • supporting verified global carbon reduction projects to compensate for fiber cradle to customer gate emissions that are not yet avoidable.

Certified carbon net-zero TENCEL™ fibers make carbon neutral possible for the textile industry, brand partners, and end consumers.

*The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The SBTi defines and promotes best practices in science-based target setting and independently assesses companies’ targets. Find out more: https://sciencebasedtargets.org/

**The 17 SDGs are a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet. Find out more: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/

***Natural Capital Partners provides global clients with solutions for positive impact on renewable energy, biodiversity, water, carbon and communities. Find out more: https://www.naturalcapitalpartners.com/

engaging supplier

Carbon-zero TENCEL™ Modal fibers further reduce the carbon footprint of the supply chain by engaging with suppliers of relevant raw materials, making Lenzing’s target of carbon neutrality collaborative.

Science Based Targets commitment

The Lenzing Group has committed to the Science Based Targets initiative* by setting goals to reduce 50% of specific carbon emissions by 2030. The vision is to become net zero by 2050. Lenzing’s TENCEL™ brand will attain these targets by offering the first cellulosic fibers certified as CarbonNeutral® products according to The CarbonNeutral Protocol by Natural Capital Partners, taking action in the textile industry to limit climate impact and tackling global warming.

*The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The SBTi defines and promotes best practices in science-based target setting and independently assesses companies’ targets. Find out more: https://sciencebasedtargets.org/

**Natural Capital Partners provides global clients with solutions for positive impact on renewable energy, biodiversity, water, carbon and communities. Find out more: https://www.naturalcapitalpartners.com/

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News & Events

14 / 10 / 2020
TENCEL™ spearheading circularity with REFIBRA™ technology to drive greater sustainability for the textile industry
13 / 10 / 2020
TENCEL™ brand showcases cutting edge sustainable fiber innovations at Intertextile Shanghai Autumn 2020
13 / 10 / 2020
Lenzing executives share their insights on the eco-friendly “Home Everywhere” collaboration with Hyosung
12 / 10 / 2020
TENCEL™ Insights: Upholding a healthier lifestyle with eco-friendly functional wear
05 / 10 / 2020
TENCEL™ Insights: Making sustainability ‘ready-to-wear’
30 / 09 / 2020
Hyosung and Lenzing collaborate to launch new sustainable “Home Everywhere” collection
28 / 09 / 2020
Lenzing scores three awards for TENCEL™ “Feels So Right” movement at the 2020 SABRE Asia-Pacific Awards
28 / 09 / 2020
TENCEL™ Insights: Understanding the rise of sustainable home products
22 / 09 / 2020
Lenzing turns commitment into action and launches carbon-zero TENCEL™ branded fibers to kick-start the decarbonization of the textile industry
21 / 09 / 2020
TENCEL™ Insights: Sustainable Development Goals for denim Industry
14 / 09 / 2020
TENCEL™ Insights: Bringing sustainability to the spotlight of innerwear
07 / 09 / 2020
TENCEL™ Insights: Textile industry’s pivot to sustainability
03 / 09 / 2020
Reducing the environmental impact: Perspectives from Lenzing’s mill partners on TENCEL™ Modal fibers with Eco Color technology
31 / 08 / 2020
Lenzing hosts virtual innovation pavilion at Texworld USA’s first-ever online fair to promote sustainability and connecting industry partners
31 / 08 / 2020
TENCEL™ Insights: Making sustainable functional wear the new normal post COVID-19
27 / 08 / 2020
Lenzing creates unprecedented level of traceability
24 / 08 / 2020
TENCEL™ Insights: How the ‘ready-to-wear’ segment can navigate through COVID-19
17 / 08 / 2020
TENCEL™ Insights: Key considerations for home textiles following pandemic outbreak
10 / 08 / 2020
TENCEL™ Insights: Guide for denim brands in the post COVID-19 era
03 / 08 / 2020
TENCEL™ Insights: A closer look at the post-pandemic trend of the innerwear industry
14 / 10 / 2020
TENCEL™ spearheading circularity with REFIBRA™ technology to drive greater sustainability for the textile industry
13 / 10 / 2020
TENCEL™ brand showcases cutting edge sustainable fiber innovations at Intertextile Shanghai Autumn 2020
13 / 10 / 2020
Lenzing executives share their insights on the eco-friendly “Home Everywhere” collaboration with Hyosung
12 / 10 / 2020
TENCEL™ Insights: Upholding a healthier lifestyle with eco-friendly functional wear
05 / 10 / 2020
TENCEL™ Insights: Making sustainability ‘ready-to-wear’
30 / 09 / 2020
Hyosung and Lenzing collaborate to launch new sustainable “Home Everywhere” collection
28 / 09 / 2020
Lenzing scores three awards for TENCEL™ “Feels So Right” movement at the 2020 SABRE Asia-Pacific Awards
28 / 09 / 2020
TENCEL™ Insights: Understanding the rise of sustainable home products
22 / 09 / 2020
Lenzing turns commitment into action and launches carbon-zero TENCEL™ branded fibers to kick-start the decarbonization of the textile industry
21 / 09 / 2020
TENCEL™ Insights: Sustainable Development Goals for denim Industry
14 / 09 / 2020
TENCEL™ Insights: Bringing sustainability to the spotlight of innerwear
07 / 09 / 2020
TENCEL™ Insights: Textile industry’s pivot to sustainability
03 / 09 / 2020
Reducing the environmental impact: Perspectives from Lenzing’s mill partners on TENCEL™ Modal fibers with Eco Color technology
31 / 08 / 2020
Lenzing hosts virtual innovation pavilion at Texworld USA’s first-ever online fair to promote sustainability and connecting industry partners
31 / 08 / 2020
TENCEL™ Insights: Making sustainable functional wear the new normal post COVID-19
27 / 08 / 2020
Lenzing creates unprecedented level of traceability
24 / 08 / 2020
TENCEL™ Insights: How the ‘ready-to-wear’ segment can navigate through COVID-19
17 / 08 / 2020
TENCEL™ Insights: Key considerations for home textiles following pandemic outbreak
10 / 08 / 2020
TENCEL™ Insights: Guide for denim brands in the post COVID-19 era
03 / 08 / 2020
TENCEL™ Insights: A closer look at the post-pandemic trend of the innerwear industry

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