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Lenzing Drives Sustainable Innovation with New Strategy

Lenzing is going beyond its eco-friendly market presence to foster a better planet.

The cellulose wood-based fiber producer introduced a new sustainability strategy in its 2016 Sustainability Report. Highlighting the importance of sustainable fiber availability, the new strategy focuses on how Lenzing will fuel future sustainable innovations with its ongoing R&D investments and a more circular approach.

“Lenzing has been a trailblazer in the sustainable production of wood-based cellulosic fibers,” Lenzing Group CEO Stefan Doboczky said. “Thanks to our biorefineries in Lenzing and Paskov, we are able to use almost 100 percent of the various wood components to produce pulp, fibers, biobased materials, and bioenergy.”

After launching a sustainability report in 2012, Lenzing created a 2016 edition to further demonstrate its commitment to supply chain transparency. The new report aligns with the G4 guideline of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), an international standard that dictates the best universal practice for reporting environmental impacts. With its new outline for sustainability, Lenzing hopes to showcase the environmental benefits of its fibers, while improving its processes for sustainable fiber production.

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