高士正积极与客户和供应商合作，帮助他们提高产品的可持续性。 新产品正在使用可回收材料开发，或者可以被其他人重复使用或回收。 高士于2018年推出了 Epic EcoVerde，这是第一个使用100%可回收材料的优质缝纫线。 此外，我们正在所有业务中推出废物管理流程和行动计划。
“We are largely a plastics company, with polyester our principal product material, and with current technology options that it likely to continue for the foreseeable future.
Our products are engineered to have a life span of many years. In most cases the seams made using our threads will still be in good condition at the end of a garment’s life. That is a good use for a highly engineered plastic material, but it is important for us to think beyond that single, extended lifecycle as the polymers used in our threads can be used virtually indefinitely.
The challenge we, and the textile industry in general, face is how to achieve repeated circular recycling of our products. The hurdles are both technical and organisational, spanning complex supply chains. We must continue to work in collaborative partnerships to establish this circularity.
Meanwhile we continue to develop our EcoVerde products which use recycled materials from other industries to produce high quality threads, thus giving a second lifecycle to these polymers.
Our focus on waste is crucial as it reduces the amount of material we need to make our threads. Waste is both an excess use of resources and a loss of value.”