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Investor Event – ESG

On Monday 3 June 2019 Coats Group plc hosted its first ESG focused investor event which was held at the London Stock Exchange.

Pioneering a Sustainable Future

Rajiv Sharma, CEO, provided the introduction, with an overview of ’Pioneering a Sustainable Future’, the first stand alone sustainability report (published in March 2019), which also launched the new strategy to accelerate the company’s progress towards a more sustainable future.

Adrian Elliott, President, Apparel & Footwear, provided a focus on the industry context and the commercial benefits of the sustainability strategy.  

Andrew Morgan, Head of Sustainability, presented on Coats’ five sustainability pillars: Water, Energy, Effluent & Emissions, Social and Living Sustainably.   He also covered the manufacturing processes used at Coats and the significant progress made to date, along with our ambitious 2022 targets, in order to become a more sustainable business.

  • An edited version of the audio recording of the event can be found below*  
  • View the film of our site at Ambas, which is one of our largest and most self sufficient sites
  • View the film of the Coats Vietnam collaboration with Fashion for Freedom

* (Note that the presentation from Andrew Morgan, our Head of Sustainability was highly interactive and contained the use of a number of props, so this section has been removed for reasons of clarity)

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