19 Oct, 2018

Sateri Completes Higg Facility Environmental Assessment for Responsible Manufacturing

Shanghai, China. 19 October 2018 — Sateri, a global leading producer of viscose for textile and personal hygiene products, has completed the Higg Facility Environmental Module (FEM) assessment. Sateri’s responsible manufacturing of high-quality viscose has been verified with the Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s FEM tool with consistent scoring of above 80% for all Sateri’s three mills in China. Sateri is one of the world’s first viscose producers to have completed this assessment since the tool’s latest update to FEM 3.0.

Sateri, the largest viscose producer in China with three mills and annual capacity in excess of 800,000 tonnes, is committed to sustainability and responsible manufacturing. The Group is embarking on a major expansion to become the world’s biggest producer by 2020.

Developed by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, the Higg Index is a suite of tools that enables brands, retailers, and facilities of all sizes to accurately measure and score a company or product’s sustainability performance. The FEM of the Higg Index holistically assesses facilities’ environmental and social performance across all key areas including management system, energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, water use, waste management, chemical management, as well as working conditions.

Sateri Chief Operating Officer Allen Zhang said, “Verified on site by SAC-approved third-party assessors, our high scores is a testament to Sateri’s commitment to placing sustainability values at its core and putting these values into measurable actions.”

About Sateri

Sateri is one of the world’s largest producers of viscose staple fibre, a natural raw material and key ingredient to everyday items like textiles, and non-woven products such as baby wipes and personal hygiene products. Sateri has three mills in China which can collectively produce about 800,000 metric tons of viscose stable fibre per annum. In Shanghai, we operate a sales, marketing and customer service network covering Asia, Europe and the Americas. In particular, our presence in Shanghai allows us to be strategically positioned to service the China market, which is the world’s largest and fastest growing market for viscose staple fibre.

Sateri is committed to sustainable development. We launched our Sustainable Pulp Sourcing Policy in 2015 and Sustainability Policy in 2016. All of Sateri’s mill operations have achieved the STeP by OEKO-TEX® and STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certifications, and is the first viscose company in the world to carry the MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® product label. With this highly coveted label, Sateri’s viscose products are independently verified as safe and responsibly-produced. All of Sateri’s mills have obtained the Chain of Custody (CoC) certification from the Programme for the Endorsement of Forestry Certification™ (PEFC™), and are certified under ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.

More information can be found on www.sateri.com