Our 2020 Sustainability Report gives an update on our progress against our targets for 2022, and details the increasing ambitions to our Sustainability Strategy. It also describes our strong relationships with our business partners and customers, coupled with our commitment to behaving responsibly. Watch our sustainability video to find out more

Our Sustainability strategy

Pioneering a Sustainable Future

Through our latest actions, we have taken steps to 'Raise our Ambition' for a more sustainable future, that will provide additional areas of emphasis to our existing strategy, targets and the good work already done, to accelerate our progress towards this goal.

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Raising Our Ambition

In addition to a focus on delivering our global targets for 2022, this year we have raised our ambition regarding two key areas of our sustainability strategy.

Coats has committed to set science-based emissions reductions targets, across our entire value chain.

We have also moved our thinking towards the role we play in facilitating a circular future for textiles. For more information, read our latest report.

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Coats joins Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Coats has become a member of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation Network, which develops and promotes the idea of a circular economy

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Denim Campaign

Pioneering a Sustainable Future

Coats’ new strategy has built on the strong sustainability foundations laid in the past, and has accelerated the company towards its ambitious targets.

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Sustainability Week

On Friday 12 March we held a live panel discussion 'Targeting Circularity' with members of our Sustainability Delivery Team

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Sustainable Products

Coats has a wide range of sustainable and eco-friendly sewing threads, yarns, zips and trims.

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Coats commits to setting net-zero emissions targets

Coats has committed to set science-based emissions reduction targets, across the entire value chain.

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Sustainability Strategy

Our sustainability strategy focuses on five priority areas where we can accelerate progress, through targeted investment of capital and resource.

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Water - Managing a precious resource wisely

Without water we cannot, today, make thread. It is a vital and shared resource and we need to make sure we use it efficiently, particularly as water is scarce in some parts of the world.

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Energy - Renewables for a sustainable future

The use of fossil fuels and the associated greenhouse gas emissions contribute to climate change. We have a responsibility to reduce our contribution and mitigate these risks.

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Effluent & Emissions - Working for a cleaner world

At Coats, we aim to ensure that the water we discharge is safe and will not damage the environment around our factories.

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Social - Creating safe and sustainable places to work

We are operating in changing times, transitioning from an industrial to a digital world. We must adapt and evolve our culture, developing our people and skills to support this change.

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Living sustainably - Protecting the planet

To ensure growth, now and in the future, it is important that we use resources efficiently and explore innovative solutions. We will use more sustainable raw materials and reduce our waste.

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