Teijin Aramid receives gold status sustainability rating by EcoVadis for sixth consecutive year; rating indicates company is in top 6% of sustainable manufacturers of synthetic fibers

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ARNHEM, Netherlands , April 21, 2022 (press release) –

EcoVadis has prolonged Teijin Aramid’s Gold status in the Sustainability rating. For the sixth year in a row, the independent and objective assessment shows Teijin Aramid is in the top 6% of sustainable manufacturers of man-made fibers. Our achievement is a result of fulfilling our ambitions, putting forth effort in implementation, and being transparent in the area of CSR and sustainability.

Since 2015 Teijin Aramid participated in the EcoVadis Assessment to measure the CSR progress and identify improvement areas. Teijin Aramid emphasizes the principle of sustainable business by benchmarking its environmental, social, and ethical performance. We actively seek objective insights and feedback by participating in EcoVadis’ testing to strengthen the company’s sustainability strategy. 

Raising the bar on sustainability

Teijin Aramid is measured on 21 parameters, which are divided into four key sustainability indicators. These are 1. Environment 2. Labor and Human Rights 3. Ethics and 4. Sustainable procurement. Currently, EcoVadis has rated more than 90.000 companies, in more than 160 countries on their sustainability efforts. As EcoVadis adheres to international sustainable development standards, it is regarded as a trustworthy sustainability rating.

Peter ter Horst, CEO of Teijin Aramid: “I am proud of our EcoVadis Gold status. It acknowledges our progressive efforts in fair and sustainable business. We are equally committed to support organizations to achieve their ambitions for society and the environment. We want to create a positive impact on the world by taking full responsibility on CSR.”

About Teijin Aramid

Teijin Aramid is a subsidiary of the Teijin Group and world leader in aramids. Its aramid products Twaron®, Teijinconex®, Technora® and its ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE) Endumax® are renowned for their strength, sustainability, safety, heat resistance and low weight and are used in a variety of markets and segments, including automotive, safety and life protection, aerospace and a wide range of industrial applications. These high-performance materials are produced in the Netherlands, Thailand and Japan.

Please go to www.teijinaramid.com for more information.

About the Teijin Group

Teijin (TSE: 3401) is a technology-driven global group offering advanced solutions in the fields of environmental value; safety, security and disaster mitigation; and demographic change and increased health consciousness. Originally established as Japan’s first rayon manufacturer in 1918, Teijin has evolved into a unique enterprise encompassing three core business domains: high-performance materials including aramid, carbon fibers and composites, and also resin and plastic processing, films, polyester fibers and products converting; healthcare including pharmaceuticals and home healthcare equipment for bone/joint, respiratory and cardiovascular/metabolic diseases, nursing care and pre-symptomatic healthcare; and IT including B2B solutions for medical, corporate and public systems as well as packaged software and B2C online services for digital entertainment. Deeply committed to its stakeholders, as expressed in the brand statement “Human Chemistry, Human Solutions”, Teijin aims to be a company that supports the society of the future. The group comprises more than 170 companies and employs some 20,000 people across 20 countries worldwide. Teijin posted consolidated sales of JPY 836.5 billion (USD 7.7 billion) and total assets of JPY 1,036.4 billion (USD 9.5 billion) in the fiscal year that ended on March 31, 2021

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