July 13, 2024

Lenzing Among Top 25% Of All Verified Higg FSLM Facilities

Manufacturer of regenerated cellulose fibres Lenzing has achieved outstanding results in the Higg Facility Social & Labor Module (FSLM) certification for five of its production sites.

In 2023, more than 7,200 companies worldwide underwent this audit, with Lenzing’s result placing it in the top 25 percent of all verified Higg FSLM facilities.

“This involved measuring the social impact of production in areas such as wages, working hours, health and safety and treatment of employees,” the Austrian company said in a press release.

One of Lenzing’s key sustainability goals is to obtain a valid, independently audited and accredited social standard certificate for each of the Lenzing Group’s production sites by 2024.

This goal is pursued through the Higg Facility Social & Labor Module (Higg FSLM), which assesses social and labor-related conditions.

“We are delighted with the outstanding results in the Higg Facility Social & Labor Module,” Christian Skilich, Member of the Management Board of the Lenzing Group.

“They show once again that social sustainability and responsibility are not just buzzwords or empty phrases for us, but that we are actively committed to better working conditions,” he added.

“We will remain true to our mission and continue to contribute towards a textile industry more sustainable and fairer for all players in the industry,” Skilich stated.

Independently verified social certifications are now essential for companies like Lenzing to be considered as a supplier.

Major brands and retailers have already established clear guidelines for their supply chains that require potential suppliers to be socially certified.

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