site in Aalborg to sell ISCC Plus certified nonwovens.
“We are very excited about this – and we are now ready to meet customer demand for more sustainable nonwovens and to support the development of a more sustainable supply chain for plastics,” Mikael Staal Axelsen, Group CEO, says.
The new sustainable offering can be applied broadly as a drop-in solution since the nonwoven will maintain all the usual excellent properties. There are no changes to recyclability and other waste management processes.
ISCC Plus is a supply chain certification for circular (recycled) and bio-based materials providing traceability along the supply chain. It also verifies that certified companies meet high environmental and social standards.
The ISCC Plus certification works on what is known as a “mass balance system.” The system makes it possible to track the amount and sustainability characteristics of circular and/or bio-based content in the value chain and attribute it based on verifiable bookkeeping with predefined and transparent rules. ISCC initiated the mass balance system to support a quicker scale-up of a sustainable bio-economy and circular economy, to gradually replace fossil resources and thereby significantly reduce climate emissions.
“This achievement is a good example of our continuous effort to seek new sustainable solutions – we always start by asking: how can we reimagine, reduce and reuse. In this case we reimagined our raw material supply chain,” Mette Due Søgaard, QA & Sustainability director, explains.