Our mission is to make sustainable textiles accessible to all. We make Eastman Naia™ cellulosic fibers with future generations in mind, so the environment is preserved and textiles are made more responsible. We're dedicated to creating a healthier textiles industry through our technologies, fiber innovations, collaborations and sustainable practices.
Our approach for Naia™ involves implementing sustainable practices to reduce our environmental footprint. We develop innovative fibers that are more eco-friendly, leveraging advanced technologies to solve the global waste crisis. We’re fostering collaborations to drive collective action, and we promote transparency and education to empower others.
Together, these efforts aim to transform the industry by minimizing waste, conserving resources, improving product quality, and improving the environmental and social impacts of textile production.
Certified recycled content* in Naia™ Renew is diverted from landfills and broken down to its basic building blocks via Eastman’s patented molecular recycling technology. This process produces a circular, fully traceable and biodegradable cellulosic fiber with a reduced carbon footprint by ~35% compared to our traditional Naia™ fiber.
Naia™ cellulosic fiber is produced in a safe, closed-loop process where solvents are recycled back into the system for reuse. Naia™ is OEKO-TEX® 100 Product Class I certified and made with no hazardous chemicals listed on the ZDHC Manufacturing Restricted Substances List.
Naia™ has an optimized, low-impact manufacturing process with a low tree-to-fiber carbon and water footprint. Naia™ has a third-party reviewed life cycle assessment compliant with ISO 14044 and is ranked on the Higg Materials Sustainability Index.
Naia™ and Naia™ Renew fibers have received the “OK biodegradable” and “OK compost” conformity marks from TÜV AUSTRIA, certifying the Eastman Naia™ portfolio of sustainable fibers is biodegradable and compostable.
In 2020, Eastman became a founding member.
For more than 30 years, we have incorporated Responsible Care® principles into our business to drive continual improvement in health, safety and environmental performance.
FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) confirms that Eastman has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series.
Scored 100 for corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace inclusion.
Eastman is a signatory to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation Global Commitment, which unites more than 500 organizations behind a common vision of a circular economy for plastics.
Eastman is No. 46 on the Forbes Net Zero Leaders list, which highlights the top 100 U.S. public companies positioning themselves to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and ultimately offset them by 2050.
Eastman is No. 16 overall and No. 2 in the materials sector on 3BL's Top 100 Corporate Citizens list, recognizing outstanding environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and performance.
*Naia™ Renew recycled content is achieved by allocation of recycled waste material using a GRS-certified mass balance process.