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Crystal ramps up long-term decarbonisation actions

Crystal’s carbon-neutral headquarters in Hong Kong, and CEO video doubles down on Net Zero 2050.

9th May 2022

Knitting Industry
 |  Hong Kong

Knitwear, Knitted Outerwear

Crystal International Group Limited is ramping up long-term decarbonisation actions, following the Net Zero 2050 Vision announced in March 2022. To demonstrate the net zero motivation, Crystal International has newly released a promotional video tied to the Group’s net zero commitment presented by Mr Andrew Lo, Chief Executive Officer of Crystal International.

“We have committed to net zero emission by 2050, in line with the climate science goal to keep global warming below 1.5C. It is important for the leaders in the garment industry to commit and lead the entire industry towards net zero emission goal. We also set our interim target of reducing 35% aggregate greenhouse gas emission by 2030,” says Andrew in the promotional video. Crystal International’s net zero commitment has been acknowledged by Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

To achieve this long-term ambition, the pioneering Crystal International is formulating a net zero strategy and roadmap, including the enhancement of productivity and energy efficiency, expanding the use of on-site renewable energy, and exploring opportunities for both off-site renewable resources and advanced green technologies. Crystal is engaging a consultant to develop a long-term decarbonization roadmap for defining targets of each factories and actions towards the 2030 and 2050 goals.

“We have an opportunity to save our world by changing the way we work and collaborate. I believe it can be done but we need everyone from retailers, brands, garment manufacturers, fabric mills, and the rest of the supply chain to work together to make it happen,” says Andrew Lo.

Carbon neutral headquarters in Hong Kong

As a first milestone to set off the remarkable net zero journey, Crystal International’s Hong Kong headquarters is certified as carbon neutral by ClimatePartner. The headquarters has been infused with diverse and meticulously low carbon design and practices, as well as energy saving measures in accordance with international standards.

Crystal International will continue to demonstrate sustainability leadership while influencing other stakeholders and industry peers to move forward to a net zero fashion future together.

Mr Andrew Lo, Chief Executive Officer of Crystal International. © Crystal International Group

Founded in Hong Kong in 1970, Crystal International and its subsidiaries have a diversified product portfolio categorised into five product segments, namely Lifestyle wear, Denim, Intimate, Sweater, and Sportswear and outdoor apparel, with leading positions in corresponding categories. Headquartered in Hong Kong, the Group operates a multi-country manufacturing platform, with around 18 production facilities spanning five countries, namely Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

The group serves a group of leading global brands, through a highly differentiated ‘Co-creation’ business model, offering value-added services and satisfying our customers through accumulated knowledge of the fashion market, promptness of service and creative innovation. We strive to produce the right products at the right time and at the right cost which is critical component to the success of our customers’ global apparel brands in an ever-changing industry environment. The group maintains a keen focus on sustainability and was ranked 17th out of 50 in the Fortune business magazine ‘Change the World’ list in 2016. The list recognises companies across the world that have made significant social and environmental contributions.

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