We depend on our forests and oceanic plankton for the very air we breathe. Preserving our forests is vital to protecting watersheds, preventing soil erosion, protecting biodiversity, and stabilizing climate, since these natural environments are powerhouses for carbon storage.
Clearly, forest conservation has widespread benefits across ecosystems. As makers of environment-friendly fibers for womenswear apparel and home textiles, we must constantly challenge ourselves to do more to preserve natural habitats responsibly and proactively.
Aligned to Canopy standards, Eastman’s sustainable dissolving wood pulp sourcing policy prohibits the sourcing of dissolving wood pulp from controversial sources, endangered species habitats, illegal forestry, and forestry in violation of traditional, community, and/or civil rights. Our policy is to promote sustainable forest management practices and reduce ecological and environmental impacts in the supply chain.
We do this because it is the right for Naia™, for the textiles industry, and for the world.
"The Naia™ team is fully committed to the protection of forest ecosystems,” says Eastman’s Jon Woods, textiles general manager. “At Eastman, we’re committed to adding more value in the world than the resources we use, and protecting natural environments is key to achieving this.”
The Eastman Foundation has made a commitment to continuous investment in environmental initiatives. Established in 1995, it partners with nonprofits, nongovernmental organizations, and community-based organizations to carry out many Eastman corporate responsibility programs that improve quality of life around the world.
You can read further about conversation efforts Eastman has collaborated in by clicking the following photos.
In celebration of the International Day of Forests on March 21, Eastman, the Eastman Foundation, and Georgia-Pacific Cellulose worked with The Longleaf Alliance to provide 60,000 longleaf pine seedlings to Torreya State Park in Northwest Florida. It’s all part of a larger effort to restore important longleaf habitats that provide homes to endangered, threatened, and at-risk species, as well as help protect Florida's water quality. The Torreya State Park site was selected because of the devastation to the area from Hurricane Michael in 2018.
With full transparency from tree to fiber, Naia™ cellulose acetate is responsibly sourced from sustainably managed pine and eucalyptus forests and plantations. We have earned certification from both the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC™) Chain of Custody, ensuring the traceability of raw materials through the supply chain back to the forest.