03 Oct, 2017

Sateri publishes first sustainability report

Sateri, a leading maker of high-quality viscose used in fabrics and personal hygiene products, has published its first sustainability report to demonstrate its commitment to transparency, responsible sourcing and responsible manufacturing.

The report – prepared according to Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards – states Sateri’s sustainability strategy and summarises its performance in 2016. The report also sets out ambitious goals for 2020 as Sateri constantly seeks to improve its practices and promote positive changes along the entire value chain.

Sateri, the largest viscose producer in China with three mills and annual capacity in excess of 600,000 tons, has launched a major expansion to become the world’s biggest manufacturer by 2020.

“Sateri’s central position in the long value chain from tree plantations to fibre to fabric to fashion gives us the unique opportunity to be a leader in responsible sourcing and production as we seek to learn, engage, influence and improve,” CEO Tey Wei Lin says in the report.

“We take our responsibility very seriously when we deal with our suppliers, our customers and other important stakeholders whose actions must be aligned in a progressive way to ensure impacts are minimised and benefits are maximised for all.”

Sateri is committed to minimising its environmental footprint by investing in modern systems, qualified professionals and employee training. Sateri complies with all laws and regulations. Its emissions are far below legal limits and independently monitored by environmental authorities.

The three mills in China have Chain of Custody certification from the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and are certified under the ISO 9001 quality management system and ISO 14001 environmental management system.

Sateri’s sustainability report is at www.sateri.com/sustainability/sustainability-report/