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11th September 2020, Migdal Haemek, Israel

Nilit recognized for sustainability efforts

© EARTH/ Nilit.

© EARTH/ Nilit.

Nilit, a global leader in sustainable, high quality Nylon 6.6 for apparel, has been recognized by the Israeli government for the its initiatives to significantly improve its manufacturing footprint, introduce responsible products, and support the communities around the world where it operates.

"For fifty years, Nilit has been guided by a strict ethics code that defines how our company interacts with customers, global and local brands, business partners, employees, and the environment," said Ilan Melamed, Nilit's General Manager. “We are pleased to be recognized for our most recent sustainability achievements that support our long-standing goal of influencing the apparel world to use more sustainable products in more responsible ways.”

In a report by the Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection, Nilit was ranked first in a list of the top ten companies in Israel who reduced air pollution emissions in 2019 compared to previous measurements. “Our conversion from fuel oil to natural gas generated an 86% emission reduction. This is an extraordinary and significant achievement for the improvement of the environment,” Nilit said.

Nilit was featured in the most recent episode of EARTH with John Holden. Hosted by Emmy award winner and former NBC News correspondent John Holden, EARTH showcases innovative solutions to promote the planet’s health. For the ‘Today's Eco-Friendly Apparel’ segment, the EARTH team visited Nilit facilities in Israel and the USA and interviewed the executive team to learn more about Nilit’s environmentally responsible premium Nylon 6.6 operations and products.

Watch EARTH with John Holden…

In addition, Sourcing Journal recently included Nilit in its Sustaining Voices recognition program celebrating the apparel industry’s creative innovations and forward-thinking environmental initiatives. Nilit was recognized in the Emissions Reduction category along with companies like Gucci and Maersk. Nilit’s unique clean energy cogeneration plant at its Israel facility not only powers Nilit's efficient operations but provides energy to the surrounding community. Nilit’s move to cleaner energy will reduce the company’s CO2 emissions by 40% and eliminate any emissions of toxic gases.

“Conscious consumers want to know that they are buying high quality, long-lasting sustainable fabrics that are made with respect for people and planet,” said Sagee Aran, Head of Global Marketing. “Our Sensil portfolio offers that reassurance along with the performance, fashion, comfort, and well-being benefits that these consumers also expect from their premium apparel.”

Nilit has the broadest portfolio of sustainable premium Nylon products and the company’s R&D efforts are focused on creating additional environmentally responsible products for the Sensil collection of yarns and fabrics. These new Sensil products will address resource conservation, pollution elimination, biodegradability, and recycled inputs. The company is in the process of launching the new products, working in collaboration with key partners who have common values and targets for providing responsible textiles products to the market.

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