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Conti presentation May 2010 AAPN

  1. 1. AAPNMiami2010 Earth-friendly sportswear from a company you can believe in.
  2. 2. Anvil Sustainable Manufacturing Anvil’s Mission Statement: •Anvil is a vertically integrated manufacturer •Constant innovation from textile knitting •Excellence in customer service •Outstanding products at •We manufacture under our own labels and affordable prices •Social responsibility for private label •Fiscal soundness •Environmental stewardship •We recognize that our operations have an effect on the local, regional and global environments and all its stakeholders. As a consequence of this, we are committed to environmentally sustainable growth and socially responsible principles. •We’ve been around for over a century and we believe that the only way to ensure we’re still here for another 100 years is by managing our resources wisely
  3. 3. Anvil Corporate Responsibility Goals … making a difference one t-shirt at a time Environment Social Product Economic Innovation • Our Goal is • Our Goal is • Our Goal is • Our Goal is • Our Goal is to to reduce to Promote to make to continuously the impact Employee earth- demonstrate innovate and educate our we have on Wellbeing friendly a valuable customers and the and Change products ROI from consumers environment Communities our activities 3
  4. 4. Policies Mission Statement Guiding Principles Vendor Guidelines and Best Practices Restricted Substance Lists Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program
  5. 5. What is an environmentally preferable product? A product that has a lesser Purchasing or reduced negative Environmentally Preferable Purchasing effect on human health (EPP) and the environment •Anvil gives preference to environmentally friendly when compared to products whose quality, function, and cost are equal competing products that or superior to more traditional products. serve the same purpose •Anvil is committed to actions designed to conserve (this comparison may natural resources and protect the environment, and consider raw materials will continue to implement those actions whenever acquisition, production, possible and economically feasible. •Anvil favors suppliers that provide environmentally manufacturing, packaging, friendly products, systems, technology and services distribution, reuse, or suppliers that are environmentally sensitive in operation, maintenance, their daily operations or have established and disposal of the product) environmental management programs as well.
  6. 6. Product Life Cycle Comparison Product Development and Raw Materials • Designing sustainability into a product from inception can lead to both product innovation and cost savings • By conducting product life cycle assessments, you can evaluate opportunities for savings • Do you know where do your raw materials come from? Why is this recommended? – Risk assessment – Suppliers that care about their product’s integrity are more likely to care about quality, delivery times, etc.
  7. 7. Anvil Sustainable Manufacturing Anvil’s Textile Plant (recently WRAPe certified) represents the largest source of our emissions Why does this matter? Carbon = Energy = Cost What have we done about it? •Use Biomass boiler for steam generation •Use steam generated as by product from electrical cogeneration plant •Recover heat from waste water •Use low liquor ratio dye machines •Reuse cooling water from jets as process water •Recycle 80% of our solid waste •Modified dye processes to reduce water consumption •Modified dye processes to reduce temperature levels •Installed automatic moisture control on dryers to reduce steam consumption •Installed automatic shut off valves and pressure reducing valves on pads to lower water consumption What are our results? •We have saved over $900,000 in savings per annum (conservatively)
  8. 8. Dyes, Chemicals, Sundry Suppliers • Work with your suppliers to improve environmental profile of materials • Review your processes for opportunities to reduce or reuse • Check compliance with applicable restricted substance list(s) and evolving laws in both the country of manufacture and sale
  9. 9. Cut & Sew Operations • Improve material utilization • Recycling saves money and eliminates waste – printing cartridges – sewing needles – cutting knives – plastic thread cones – fabric waste – plastic bags – plastic wrap from fabric – cartons • Conduct regular energy audits – Turn on/off A/C units 30 minutes after we start and 30 minutes before we close
  10. 10. Packaging • Evaluate opportunities in case size, container size, packaging material • Evaluate opportunities for recycled content in packaging
  11. 11. Transportation & Logistics • Reduce your transportation footprint and realize immediate savings -Evaluate new shipping routes and alternate forms of transportation/transportation providers (e.g., match up in and out bound containers, evaluate new ports of entry, use rail, etc.)
  12. 12. How Sustainability can Benefit your Business • Opportunity to align with your customer’s philosophy • Distinct market position, brand differentiation • Risk management • Sustainable business model – sustainability can reveal real cost savings • It’s the right thing to do!