Spartanburg, S.C. — Global manufacturer Milliken & Company today released its third annual corporate sustainability report, entitled Together for Tomorrow. This report, which analyzes Milliken’s performance through the lens of its holistic sustainability efforts, highlights its progress towards the 2025 sustainability goals the company set in 2018. Covering people, product and planet, this report creates increased accountability while inviting new conversations and collaborations as the company works to create a positive impact on the world that will last generations.
“Together, we met the critical moments from 2020,” shares Halsey Cook,
president and CEO for Milliken. “We pivoted production lines, launched new innovations,
and rallied our team to improve our sustainability metrics in 10 of 12 strategic
categories. Our sustainability
initiatives have momentum and are fundamentally changing our business.”
As a material science expert serving the chemical, flooring, textile and
healthcare industries, Milliken associates annually review and report on the
company’s progress, and their findings shape this report. Completed in
alignment with the Global Reporting Initiative framework, Together for Tomorrow
is available to the public as a digital experience with downloadable content.
In 2020, Milliken made significant progress in its planet, product and
people goals, notably:
- Doubling down on our ongoing commitment to
advancing diversity, equality, and inclusion in the face of social unrest;
- Focusing development and manufacturing process on
helping fight COVID-19 by producing medical-grade fabric gowns, face
shields and flooring that assists with social distancing efforts;
- Prioritizing associate safety, particularly
essential workers, by enhancing the company’s safety-first culture during
- Bolstering the plastics circularity discussion by
convening thought leaders with a goal to illuminate workable ecosystem
solutions hosted by National Geographic Creative Works;
- Continuing to invest capital to eliminate coal
as a primary fuel source, thereby reducing GHG emissions and reduce waste;
- Acquiring Borchers—Milliken’s largest
acquisition to date—which will scale the company’s coating additives
platform in a way that reduces solvents and environmental impact; and
- Launching the Milliken Leadership Model, which
will train associates on growth leadership with purpose.
To visit the interactive hub and view the complete report, click here.
Materials science expert Milliken & Company knows that a single
molecule has the potential to change the world. With innovative solutions
across the textile, flooring, specialty chemical, and healthcare industries,
Milliken answers some of the world’s greatest challenges. Named to the World’s
Most Ethical Companies list by Ethisphere Institute for 15 straight years, the
company meets the moment with an unwavering commitment to delivering
sustainable solutions for its customers and communities. Eight thousand
associates across 46 locations globally rally behind a common purpose: to positively
impact the world for generations. Discover more about Milliken’s curious minds
and inspired solutions at milliken.com and on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.