Customers will receive the first shipments in August 2019.
Kingsport, Tenn., USA — July 31, 2019 — Global specialty materials provider Eastman, the maker of sustainably sourced Naia™ cellulosic yarn, has now aligned its entire forestry supply chain with the Forest Stewardship Council®’s (FSC) sourcing standards, including controlled wood procedures.
With this, Eastman is ready to offer customers FSC Mix-certified Naia™ cellulosic yarn. The FSC Mix label will signify that Naia™ is made with a mix of materials from FSC-certified forests and controlled wood.
“We are delighted to introduce FSC Mix to our customers,” said Ruth Farrell, Eastman’s global marketing director of textiles. “At Eastman, we are committed to a systems-based approach to sustainable forest management that ensures transparency and traceability. The FSC Mix label will provide our customers the next level of assurance that our products come from responsible sources.”
Eastman has also expanded its FSC Chain of Custody certification to include other global Eastman sites.
“We welcome Eastman’s engagement with FSC certification as a practical solution to implement its sustainable sourcing policy,” said Jeremy Harrison, Chief Marketing Officer at FSC International. “This is a great step for the whole textile industry, since FSC certification will give Eastman’s customers the confidence that the materials they’re purchasing are responsibly sourced, therefore contributing to forest conservation through the implementation of best social and environmental practices.”
Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in a material way, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. The company’s innovation-driven growth model takes advantage of world-class technology platforms, deep customer engagement, and differentiated application development to grow its leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. As a globally inclusive and diverse company, Eastman employs approximately 14,500 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2018 revenues of approximately $10 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.