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Manufacturing excellence

Our commitment to the future

The LYCRA Company’s Manufacturing Excellence initiatives are focused on four key areas:

- Energy & Emissions Reduction

- Water Conservation

- Waste Reduction

- Benchmarking our Progress

Energy & Emissions Reduction:

We continue to work on de-carbonizing our footprint, with a goal to reduce our combined Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 50% by 2030.  This will be achieved by converting the purchased energy at our sites to renewable sources and moving power generated on site to lower impact alternatives.

Water Conservation:

Each of our sites has individual water reduction goals. At our Tuas site in Singapore and our Monterrey site in Mexico, we reduced plant operation water usage by more than 20% since 2013 and have an overall goal to reduce it by more than an additional 10%.

Waste Reduction:

We have instituted waste reduction efforts across our business with a goal to divert 100% of LYCRA® fiber waste to beneficial uses by 2030 and reduce overall waste by 40%. Read about our manufacturing excellence goals.

Recycling fiber waste

See how LYCRA® EcoMade fiber has enabled The LYCRA Company to reduce waste by recycling spandex and putting it back into production. This innovation helps us and our customers achieve mutual sustainability goals.

Benchmarking through the Higg Facility Environmental Module

All six LYCRA® fiber manufacturing sites have completed the Higg Facility Environmental Module (FEM) that assesses the environmental impact of each facility. This robust impact assessment establishes an environmental baseline so each site can work towards continuous improvement in key areas, including: environmental management systems, energy use, emissions, water usage, wastewater, and waste and chemical management.

The LYCRA Company’s largest manufacturing site located in Foshan, China, recently received Higg FEM certification, verifying the self-assessment that was completed by the Foshan site in early 2021.

To view the Higg FEM performance report for the Foshan manufacturing site, email [email protected] to request a copy.