Published: September 27, 2022
Author: Fashion Value Chain

Lenzing has been awarded the highest CSR rating from EcoVadis for the second consecutive time
 Global rating standard evaluates 90,000 companies: Lenzing among top 1 percent of its industry
 Lenzing joins the UN Global Compact sustainability initiative
Lenzing – Lenzing Group, a world-leading provider of sustainably produced specialty fibers, has been awarded
platinum status in the CSR rating from EcoVadis. This comprehensive assessment covers the four key practices
of corporate social responsibility: the environment, fair working conditions and human rights, ethics and
sustainable procurement.
This is the second time that EcoVadis, a leading international provider of sustainability ratings for businesses,
has awarded platinum status to Lenzing for its sustainability performance. As a result, Lenzing ranks among the
world’s top 1 percent of companies in its sector that are rated by EcoVadis.
“At Lenzing, we are working hard to make our industries even more sustainable and to drive the transformation
of the textile business model from a linear to a circular economy model. This attitude is firmly anchored in our
strategy and corporate values. I am therefore particularly pleased to receive this highest rating from the
internationally renowned organization,” says Stephan Sielaff, CEO of the Lenzing Group.
In line with its “Naturally positive” sustainability strategy, the Lenzing Group has set ambitious targets in each of
its core strategic areas, aimed at bolstering its capacity to move from a linear to a circular model. Lenzing reports
the corresponding implementation measures and the progress it has made in its annual sustainability report.
This high level of accountability and transparency was particularly praised in the assessment by EcoVadis. The
rating provider also highlighted Lenzing’s comprehensive measures to reduce air pollution, wastewater and
greenhouse gases, in addition to its provision of skills development training and health care programs for staff

Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft
Werkstraße 2
4860 Lenzing, Austria
Phone +43 7672 701 2743
Fax +43 7672 918 2743
Date September 27, 2022

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Press release

Since it was founded in 2007, EcoVadis has become the world’s largest and most trusted provider of
sustainability ratings for businesses and has created a global network of more than 90,000 rated companies in
over 175 countries around the world. The organization also offers information and tools to enhance transparency
in global supply chains. The methodology applied assess the guidelines, measures and activities of companies,
as well as the reports they publish with regard to the environment, labor and human rights, ethics and sustainable

Partnerships for systemic change
Lenzing forges strategic partnerships with various stakeholders to meet its ambitious climate and sustainability
targets and drive forward systemic change in the textile and nonwoven industries. The world is now more closely
connected than ever. Improved access to technology and science is a vital instrument for sharing ideas and
promoting innovation. Based on this cooperative approach, Lenzing is also among the 15,000 companies
worldwide that have joined the United Nations Global Compact. The UN Global Compact is the world’s largest
and most important initiative for responsible corporate governance. As a member, Lenzing is committed to
upholding human rights, respecting the rights of employees and their representatives, protecting the
environment, enabling fair competition and combating corruption. The principles of the UN Global Compact are
incorporated into Lenzing’s strategy and corporate culture. This worldwide movement of economic, political and
civil society stakeholders aims to create a more social and ecological model of globalization.

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