ENERGY GLOBE Award Austria
The Austrian versions of the renowned environmental prize ENERGY GLOBE Awards Austria were bestowed on May 19, 2015. Lenzing was one of 20 nominees, and convinced the jury in the Category Earth with its spun-dyed cellulose fiber Lenzing Modal® COLOR. These Lenzing fibers made from beech wood reduce the very typical high environmental burden in dyeing textiles by 80%. The prize was accepted by Andreas Dorner, Value Chain Manager of Lenzing AG.
[quote_box_center]“All global megatrends show that sustainable business management must be the priority in the decades to come. Lenzing has been meeting these challenges for decades and is firmly committed to turning them into opportunities on the basis of its innovative strength. Nature is our origin, innovation is our mission“[/quote_box_center]
says Robert van de Kerkhof, CCO of the Lenzing Group.
The ENERGY GLOBE Award was created by the Austrian energy pioneer Wolfgang Neumann in 1999, and is the world’s most prominent environmental prize today in which 180 countries are involved. Each year awards are given for outstanding, sustainable projects focusing on resource conversation, energy efficiency and the use of renewable energies in order to present them to a broader public.
CSR Newcomer Trophy from TRIGOS
At the beginning of May, Lenzing was pleased to receive the CSR Newcomer Trophy from TRIGOS. Together with shoe manufacturer LEGERO Schuhfabrik GesmbH, Lenzing developed shoe laces made of 100% TENCEL® which are qualitatively on par with conventional laces but also offer an outstanding ecological scorecard and are 100% compostable.
This collaboration was honored with Austria’s most well-known sustainability prize. Five winners were selected from a total of 44 entries and given their awards on May 6, 2015.
In addition to the established garment and home textiles segments, Lenzing also aims to successfully realize technical applications in which TENCEL® convinces thanks to its specific properties and generates added vale in areas such as agriculture, packaging and coating applications.
TENCEL® is a lyocell fiber manufactured by Lenzing. It is of botanic origin due to the fact that it is derived from the raw material wood. Fiber production itself is extremely eco-friendly thanks to the closed loop production process. A new chapter in the history of fibers was written the day the fiber TENCEL® was invented. Textiles made of TENCEL® are more absorbent than cotton, softer than silk and cooler than linen.