The climate crisis is one of the world’s most urgent challenges and requires global solutions. Its impact can be felt all over the world and affects people, nature and business. The EU Commission intends to confront this challenge with a “Green Deal” for Europe. This comprises an ambitious package of measures that aim to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. As one of the sustainability pioneers in its sector, the Lenzing Group is making a significant contribution to achieving this goal.
We follow three strategic principles within the context of our “Naturally positive” sustainability strategy: driving systemic change, the circular economy, and greening the value chain. The focus is on those sustainability areas where Lenzing can have the greatest impact in creating a more sustainable world.
In order to review which topics are material from the perspective of the stakeholders of the Lenzing Group, the materiality analysis was revised in 2021. In a multi-stage process, the following topics were defined as essential together with stakeholders:
- Circular economy & resources
- Climate & energy
- Responsible wood procurement
- Biodiversity & ecosystems
- Sustainable innovations & products
- Health & safety
- Human rights & fair labor practices
- Business ethics
- Digitalization & cyber security
Lenzing has set a total of 18 ambitious, Group-wide sustainability targets for the most important challenges in each of its strategic focus areas. In order to enhance transparency, the corresponding implementation measures are described in the Sustainability Report. The goals set also relate to the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Read more about the goals and implementation of the “Naturally positive” sustainability strategy in the Lenzing Group Sustainability Report.