Striving for Sustainability in Data Privacy & Protection

When you think of sustainability, you may zero in on the environment. Yet, sustainability in today’s business world extends far beyond environmental considerations. Sustainability now refers to taking the right actions today to positively impact our future environment, communities, and way of life.

Milliken embraces sustainability as a core value and commits to creating a healthy future for our planet, our products, and our people.  Our 2025 People, Product, and Planet Goals form a roadmap for Milliken’s sustainability progress and serve as a benchmark to hold us accountable for our performance. 

Foundational to our sustainability goals is a focus on people. Along with our goals of inclusion, safety, and volunteerism is our goal of zero reported data privacy breaches. We know data privacy and data integrity are core to our ability to deliver our products, operate our plants, and meet our sustainability commitments. Our efforts in data privacy and protection signal to our customers and communities worldwide that we are committed to the trust necessary to create a sustainable world—from developing innovations that meet the moment to protecting vital digital assets. 

Data creates an opportunity for insights and information to drive efficiency, growth, and innovation. Data enables artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, and informed decision making.  

At Milliken, our focus on digitalization is guided by our desire to do the right thing—period. With opportunities in data, there are risks. We know that securing data privacy and continually improving our privacy protections are simply the right thing to do. We are increasingly interconnected and want everyone, from customers to suppliers to our associates, to trust our ability to keep their data safe and secure. 

Data is an asset, but it comes with a tremendous responsibility to protect and keep private the confidential data entrusted to us. It is with this mandate that we set a goal for zero reportable data privacy breaches. The responsible and safe use of data enables a more sustainable world. 

Discover Milliken’s progress towards its 2025 sustainability goals by visiting our Sustainability Report Hub here.