As a vertically-integrated manufacturer, we have always looked to minimize waste, optimize resources and pursue continuous improvements in every aspect of our operations. Initially viewed as cost-savings initiatives, we now see the direct connection between integrating sustainable practices and delivering superior financial results, wherein investments in sustainable solutions and innovative technologies are not only driving impact reduction of our impacts but also long term financial success.
For over 15 years, we have measured, monitored, optimized and reported on our operational results across a broad spectrum of metrics including water use, GHG emissions, energy intensity, waste management and efficiency. We have implemented specific tools and programs within our Environmental Management System and Environmental Policy, to track our environmental impacts and to ensure that our environmental sustainability objectives are met.
Natural resource usage is one of our main focus points, always working to improve the efficiency of our raw materials and maximize our water usage by reintegrating recovered water back into our processes.
Through a number of innovative energy efficiency projects, as well as renewable energy initiatives, we are focused on reducing our energy intensity while minimizing GHG emissions to help reduce impacts on climate change.
We strive to minimize our waste streams while maximizing our reuse and recycling by looking at every process from domestic to industrial waste to find better options than disposal.
Strong guidelines prevent harmful chemistry from entering our operations and products. We are driving safe chemical management across our operations to ensure the safety of everyone who works to produce our apparel and wears it.
Environmental audits are performed and performance is constantly monitored to ensure our strong internal codes are adhered to, in compliance with local and international laws and the expectations of our various stakeholders