Camira issues sustainability and transparency declarations

Transport fabrics manufacturer Camira has issued Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for 21 of its products.

The EPDs are intended to demonstrate the business’s commitment to transparency and sustainable manufacturing. The publications are based on a life cycle assessment which evaluates the environmental impact of fabrics across its entire lifecycle.

Third-party verified by SCS Global Services, an international leader in environmental certifications, the EPDs analyse the entire production process from raw material extraction, transportation, packaging, manufacturing, use and end-of-life.

In partnership with SCS Global, Camira examined its natural fibre and wool-plant based fabrics, as well as several synthetic textiles, made from post-consumer recycled polyester. The results provide comparable and reliable data for the construction and design industry to use when evaluating the environmental impact of Camira’s fabrics.

“Obtaining EPDs for Camira products has been a major undertaking for the business over the last two years” – Director of Marketing and Sustainability at Camira, Ian Burn

Director of Marketing and Sustainability at Camira, Ian Burn, said: “Obtaining EPDs for Camira products has been a major undertaking for the business over the last two years. Using primary data from Camira’s manufacturing processes and key supply chain partners, as well as secondary data from third party sources, we’re now able to share crucial information with our stakeholders and provide a comprehensive overview of the environmental impact of our fabrics.

“We never lose sight of where our products start and finish. That’s because we’re so deeply entwined in all the different textile manufacturing processes, going right back to sourcing raw wool on sheep farms in New Zealand to spinning yarn, weaving and knitting fabrics, dyeing and finishing.

“We’re very pleased to be able to demonstrate our continued commitment to sustainability and corporate social responsibility, and to create fabrics that our customers can trust.”

The EPDs form part of a wider sustainability strategy for Camira, which will now look to target specific areas within its manufacturing supply chain to improve the overall carbon footprint across its entire portfolio of products.

To view the EPDs for synthetic fabrics see here or for natural fabrics see here.

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