At Eastman, we are excited about the possibilities we can achieve by working along the value chain, across industry sectors, and with community partners to expand our efforts and make the greatest collective impact.

We understand that by leveraging the right resources, the right expertise, and the right partnerships, we can drive significant change.

Canopy

Canopy is a nonprofit organization that works with the forest industry’s biggest customers and their suppliers to develop business solutions that protect the world’s endangered forests. Through collaborations with more than 750 business leaders, scientists, and decision-makers across the globe, Canopy is helping create sustainable supply chains and innovative solutions to Earth’s greatest environmental challenges.

Eastman has partnered with Canopy to ensure excellence in our wood pulp sourcing techniques and to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to promoting sustainable forestry practices. As we continue to develop partnerships with brands, we hear time and time again about the increasing need for sustainable materials. Working with Canopy gives our customers the confidence that our sustainable product portfolio is responsibly sourced and produced, ensuring protection of ancient and endangered forests.

As producers of biobased products derived from wood pulp, we take our commitment to sustainable forestry management seriously. We are integrating sustainability across Eastman’s supply chain, meeting customer and consumer demand while ensuring sustainable sourcing and production. We’re also pursuing collaborations with world-class scientific institutions, nonprofit organizations, and more to help make a positive impact on the environment.

As Earth’s resources become more and more constrained, we must provide consumers with options that will sustain and protect our world. We are proud to partner with Canopy to enable a more sustainable supply chain in the markets we serve.

 

Ellen MacArthur FoundationCE 100

In early 2019, Eastman joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 (CE100), a collaborative environment focused on bringing business, innovators, cities, governments, universities, and thought leaders together to create solutions that enable a more circular economy. We collaborated with other members to complete the Mass Balance white paper project.

 

Quantis

As a leader in the apparel sector for sustainability, Quantis has partnered with Eastman to ensure the transparency and accuracy regarding the environmental impact of Eastman Naia™ cellulosic yarn. The Naia™ life cycle assessment has been third-party reviewed by Quantis, measuring greenhouse emissions, freshwater withdrawal and ecosystem quality, among other impacts.

Eastman joined the Plastic Leak Project led by Quantis with the primary focus of increasing science, data, and methodology to better measure plastic leakage into the economy. Preventing plastic leakage through the supply chain of a product is a key component to circular economy.

 

Creativity Lifestyle And Sustainable Synergy

Naia™ from Eastman recently joined C.L.A.S.S. (Creativity Lifestyle And Sustainable Synergy) to support the fashion industry’s shift toward the circular economy, empowering businesses to be competitive and socially responsible.

C.L.A.S.S. is a global resource for smart material innovation, education, marketing, and communication, specializing in integrating a new generation of smart values for fashion, products, and businesses.

Fabrics made of Eastman Naia™ cellulosic yarn are now available for purchase on the C.L.A.S.S. Material hub site as part of a collection of “smart’ materials". C.L.A.S.S. Material hub encourages designers and brands to source responsibly to activate change and take steps toward a circular economy.

Redress

Eastman was the Gold sponsor for the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition: the 2019 Redress Design Award, which affords student designers the opportunity to use Eastman Naia™ cellulosic yarn to transform textile waste into scalable, commercially viable designer collections. This event was an effort by Eastman and the Naia™ team to educate and inspire young designers to incorporate sustainability into their design choices.

The Redress Design Award focuses on environmental sustainability and zero waste in the fashion industry. With this mission in mind, competition finalists will incorporate recycled Naia™ fabrics into their runway collections for the Grand Final fashion show at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in September 2019.