The ADVANSA Sustainability Program is a holistic company approach to continuously improve upon safety, health and environment (S.H.E).
Our goal is to eliminate waste, occupational hazards and environmental pollution while making careful use of our environmental resources for the betterment of generations to come. With our on-site recycling partner, ADVANSA uses over two million recycled bottles every day as a raw material in polyester fibre production.
ADVANSA controls and analyses possible risks in all operations undertaken. All employees are expected to comply with company procedures and values. Safety or environmental incidences are rare occurrences in which lessons must be learned. Accident and health protection off-site are also very important to us and they are regularly monitored as well. Thanks to the cooperation and attentiveness of our employees, we celebrated our sixth year without any injuries in May of 2018.
ADVANSA's goal is to provide sustainable products by constantly improving the environmental quality of its products and manufacturing processes. Environmental contributions include a recycling program that converts post-consumer secondary raw materials into high-quality polyester. Other factors in environmental performance include measures and investments to reduce waste, water and energy.
Oeko-Tex® certification is awarded by the International Oeko-Tex® Association of independent test institutes, and offers consumers a valuable product safety guarantee. Certification covers aspects such as colourfast capability, as well as avoidance of irritation, allergy and cancer risks.
Green Light 2007
The European GreenLight program was developed to encourage large companies to install more economical lighting systems. Since 2007, ADVANSA is a partner of the European GreenLight program.
ECOPROFIT®, the ECOlogical PROject For Integrated environmental Technology, is a program for sustainable economic development in which ADVANSA participates since 2007. The fundamental idea of ECOPROFIT® is a win-win-model as it tends to strengthen companies economically by using environmental-friendly technologies whilst simultaneously improving the ecological situation in a region. The main areas of focus are controlling waste, energy and material flow.
EU Ecolabel 2007
The filling fibres awarded the European Union Ecolabel have passed rigorous compliance tests in a process verified by an independent, publicly accountable body, ensuring scientific reliability and environmental credibility.
ISO 50001 2012
In 2012 ADVANSA achieved an energy certificate according to ISO 50001 to ensure a continuous improvement process in terms of usage of energy and ecological resources. We reduce our energy use and greenhouse gas emissions through structured approach and clearly defined goals for creating a productive, efficient and safe workplace.
Global Recycled Standard 2012
ADVANSA has been awarded the prestigious GRS certification for its Eco2 low carbon fibre technology certifying the use of post consumer recycled material. The GRS is intended to meet the need of companies looking to verify the recycled content of their products (both finished and intermediate products) and to verify responsible social, environmental, and chemical practices in the production of these products.
The objectives of the GRS are to define requirements to ensure accurate content claims, good working conditions, and that harmful environmental and chemical impacts are minimized.
CO2 neutral fibers 2014
Carbon compensation, equivalent to the remaining CO2 emissions, is achieved through investments in ecological programs in partnership with Natural Capital Partners.
Carbon credits are invested in projects such as the reduction of deforestation in Borneo rain-forest to protect the biodiversity, investment in wind power in India or cook-stoves in Mexico.
Life Cycle Analysis 2010/2015
Independent LCA studies have confirmed the low carbon footprint of ADVANSA fibres. The eco2 logo from ADVANSA is designed to demonstrate the importance of environmental protection and the direct co-responsibility of the consumer. This communication tool is available for the entire range of environmentally friendly filling materials produced with our low carbon technology.
At ADVANSA our mission is to continuously innovate with superior and sustainable fibre solutions, combining the best in comfort and functionality with environmental responsibility.
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