According to a press release from Morito Scovill Americas, the company has announced its focus on sustainability efforts in 2020 and beyond, with the introduction of C.O.R.E.—Committed to Our Resources and Environment. C.O.R.E. is composed of manufacturing methods and products that will greatly reduce the company’s manufacturing impact.
Morito Scovill Americas’ C.O.R.E. manufacturing methods do not utilize finishing processes such as electroplating, sandblasting, color filling and paint baking. By removing these processes, significantly less water and power will be consumed, while also decreasing emissions during production.
Furthering this commitment to eco-friendly manufacturing, Morito Scovill Americas is partnering with the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), an organization dedicated to reducing unnecessary environmental harm and impact in the textile industry. The SAC provides several tools to help manufacturers track and improve their sustainability performance, which will continue to guide and improve Morito Scovill Americas’ efforts.
Prior to 2020, Morito Scovill Americas made several upgrades to its Clarkesville, Ga., manufacturing facility to improve its environmental footprint, including:
- An in-house Wastewater Treatment Plant to effectively control and properly treat manufacturing wastewater.
- Counter-Flow Rinse Systems that reduce finish plating water consumption by approximately 50%.
- An LED lighting retrofit to reduce lighting energy consumption by 68%.
- Consistent efforts to keep Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) or Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP) discharge at less than 10% of the limit.
- Up to 90% recycled corrugated packaging and up to 80% recycled plastic packaging to ship all products.
Beginning in 2021, the company will extend its sustainability efforts by announcing several new commitments that will provide meaningful improvements for the processes, products and people impacted throughout the supply chain.