In September 2019, Amazon and Global Optimism co-founded 'The Climate Pledge' (TCP) this is a commitment to reach net-zero carbon by 2040 and meet The Paris Agreement 10 years early.
As of September 2021, The Climate Pledge had 201 signatories across 26 industries and 17 countries including companies such as Amazon, Mercedes Benz, Microsoft, IBM, Unilever and more.
We are pleased to announce that Edmund Bell ltd. has joined these companies and become one of the latest signatories to join the Pledge!
What does it mean to join The Climate Pledge?
The Climate Pledge calls on signatories to be net-zero carbon across their businesses by 2040. Companies that sign the pledge commit to three principal areas of action:
Measure and report greenhouse gas emissions on a regular basis.
Implement decarbonization strategies in line with the Paris Agreement through real business changes and innovations, including efficiency improvements, renewable energy, materials reductions, and other carbon emission elimination strategies.
Neutralize any remaining emissions with additional, quantifiable, real, permanent, and socially beneficial offsets to achieve net zero annual carbon emissions by 2040.
Being part of The Climate Pledge further reinforces Edmund Bell's commitment to sustainability and taking action to reduce our effects on the environment; working together to crack the climate crisis and solve the challenges of decarbonizing our economy.
"Edmund Bell aims to be net-zero carbon by 2040 and develop new products that contain recycled content".
We are working hard to ensure that we are doing everything we can across new product development and other business processes, to reach our sustainability and environmental goals, including:
Over 80% of our product range is now recyclable and we are aiming to increase this number year on year.
Rather than be sent to landfills, our fabric waste is recycled ♻️ and remade into other products used within the flooring industry.
We now have 54 of our products certified to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® and we are continuing to add more.
Last year we locally coated enough fabric to cover the length of 10,058 football pitches, saving over 408 tonnes on our carbon footprint. That's equivalent to:
4 blue wales
5.5 space shuttles
60,000 bowling balls
REPREVE® is the world's leading brand of recycled performance fiber. Made from plastic bottles, Repreve yarns has its own traceable fingerprint.... a FiberPrint®. This clever yarn imprint means the products can be verified with U Trust™ certification.
Edmund Bell is launching new products made from Repreve yarns as we continue to work towards our sustainability goals and become carbon neutral by 2040.
In 2022/2023 we launched 4 industry-leading products containing recycled yarns:
RESET is the first blackout fabric made from 100% recycled yarns (57% when coated).
LINK sheer fabric made from REPREVE® yarns.
DUO double-sided dimout fabric containing recycled yarns.
SWAY sheer fabric made from REPREVE® yarns.