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Glen Raven reports on corporate sustainability goals

Company News, News | July 12, 2022 | By:

Glen Raven Inc. shared progress updates in a new report in follow-up to the company’s inaugural corporate sustainability report issued last year. The 2021 progress report contains detailed information and metrics about the company’s efforts toward goals in two foundational pillars: “Supporting Our People and Communities” and “Sustaining Our Planet.” Glen Raven is a provider of innovative textiles and performance solutions, including flagship brand Sunbrella®, with a long-standing history of being a reputable and trusted corporate citizen.

“When we issued our first corporate sustainability report last year, we wanted to share a set of aspirational goals to inspire advancement. This updated report is another step in that journey, further demonstrating our commitment to accountability with metrics about our progress so that we can keep striving for improvement,” said Leib Oehmig, chief executive officer of Glen Raven Inc. “We’ve always operated with the belief that business growth is most valuable when done alongside the growth of people and preservation of the planet. I thank our dedicated team and partners working toward our ambitious goals in spite of the pandemic and supply chain challenges. I commend them for the wins made last year and for their continued drive for more wins to come.”

Goals and progress highlights by pillar are summarized below and detailed in full in the 2021 Progress Report available on

Supporting Our People and Communities

Goals outlined in the inaugural Corporate Sustainability Report:

  • Increase diversity in leadership by 20% by 2025.
  • Increase the number of women among first-line supervisors by 25% by 2025.
  • Improve safety with zero at-risk behaviors each year at our facilities worldwide.
  • Gain 100% participation of all our associates in volunteer activities by 2025, with a specific focus on early childhood development.

Progress made in 2021:

  • Established a DEI team to lead the company and engaged BSR, a leader in DEI consulting, to aid its journey.
  • Created six new positions to help foster associate growth and inclusivity.
  • Achieved safety rates that were 50% better than the latest OSHA benchmarks.
  • Completed 2,193 hours of volunteer work via associates.

Sustaining Our Planet

Goals outlined in the inaugural Corporate Sustainability Report:

  • Become 100% powered by certified renewable electricity by 2025.
  • Become carbon neutral for Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2030 through a combination of increased efficiency, renewable electricity and carbon offsets.
  • Help customers recycle an additional 1 million pounds of Glen Raven products by 2025.
  • Use five times more recycled raw materials by 2025.
  • Implement zero-waste-to-landfill practices for all facilities by 2022.

Progress made in 2021:

  • Achieved an interim goal of 25% use of renewable electricity
  • Attained a 33% decrease in Scope 1 and 2 net carbon emissions from 2019 to 2021.
  • Recycled 108,309 pounds of fabric in partnership with customers.
  • Saw a 50% increase in the use of recycled materials in our products.
  • Increased waste diversion from landfill rate to 97%.

For more information about Glen Raven’s commitments to sustainability and to view the progress report, please visit

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