INVISTA Foshan recognized for environmental excellence
INVISTA, one of the world’s largest integrated producers of chemical intermediates, polymers and fibers, received the “Environmental Excellence Enterprise” award in Foshan, China, for its outstanding achievements in clean production, energy efficiency and resource utilization.
The award, which is organized by the Foshan Media Group, Inc., Foshan Environmental Protection Bureau and various industry associations, recognizes companies that make outstanding contributions in corporate environmental responsibility. Through the nomination of environmental excellence companies, the organizer aims to further enhance environmental awareness. Twenty environmental excellence enterprises were selected from around 60 key enterprises in Foshan and the results were announced at the first Foshan energy-saving creativity conference.
The plant sets annual targets for energy savings thereby strengthening energy efficiency management. At the same time, the plant continues to optimize production processes, enhance energy-saving equipment and technology. In 2012, INVISTA’s Foshan plant voluntarily applied to be included on the Clean Product list. The initiative not only developed a Clean Product management system but also increased employees’ awareness of environment protection. The plant successfully passed the Foshan city clean production audit in May 2014.
“We are honored to receive this award. We work to continuously improve environmental, health and safety performance as EHS excellence is a foundation for long-term success. We look forward to contributing to overall environmental improvement in Foshan,” said Beck Choon Hueei, INVISTA Foshan plant manager.
“INVISTA’s Foshan site has been operating since 2006, was expanded in 2011, and enjoys a great reputation as a strategic and reliable supplier to the Apparel and Textile industry,” added Julien Born, INVISTA’s eastern region executive vice president, Apparel and Advanced Textiles. “INVISTA strives for quality, innovation and environmental excellence, with a commitment to using materials, natural resources and energy efficiently, thereby creating value for customers and society.”
INVISTA’s Foshan plant produces high quality spandex ranging from 20-denier to 70-denier for multiple textile processing applications. These quality fibers help fabric mills, garment makers and brands deliver comfort and fashion in premium garments for swimwear, intimate apparel, shapewear, hosiery, socks, active wear and ready-to-wear.
INVISTA Public Affairs, China