Highlights of the year

Strategic milestones

  • Construction of new pulp mill in Brazil progressing on schedule
  • Group-wide climate neutrality further advanced by investing EUR 200 mn over the next years in production sites in China and Indonesia
  • Announced planning of ground-mounted photovoltaic plant at Lenzing site and state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant at Grimsby
  • Air purification and sulfur recovery plant at the Lenzing site successfully completed
  • Cooperation and technology development agreement signed with Swedish pulp producer Södra to further boost closed-loop recycling
  • First carbon neutral lyocell fibers introduced on global nonwovens market
  • Announced expansion of carbon neutral textile fiber portfolio with inclusion of carbon-zero TENCEL™ fibers with REFIBRA™ technology
  • Sustainable denim supply diversified with introduction of Indigo Color technology and launch of matte TENCEL™ branded lyocell fibers
  • First TENCEL™ fibers made of orange pulp and wood sources presented as part of TENCEL™ Limited Edition
  • Innovative fiber identification technology expanded to TENCEL™ fibers
  • Digital fiber traceability with blockchain technology was achieved with more than 600 value chain partners
  • Physical traceability of TENCEL™ x REFIBRA™ and LENZING™ ECOVERO™ expanded to all major Lenzing’s specialty fibers for textiles
  • First time disclosure of wastewater performance of all viscose sites in ZDHC gateway


  • Lenzing participates in Circular Fashion Partnership
  • Listing on CDP’s Supplier Engagement Leaderboard
  • Biodegradability of LENZING™ fibers confirmed by renowned marine research institute at the University of California, San Diego – effective alternative to environmental pollution from plastic waste

Ratings and awards

  • CDP: Lenzing is one of the only 14 companies worldwide to be recognized with an outstanding triple “A” for environmental leadership and disclosure in climate change, water security and forests
  • MSCI ESG: “AA” rating achieved
  • EcoVadis: Platinum status, achieved for the first time in 2021
  • Achieved highest category in Canopy’s Hot Button ranking for the second time
  • First place in the “Climate protection” category of Austria’s Leading Companies business competition
  • Received award in China: “Pursuer of Excellence in Sustainability 2021” award as “Pioneer of Carbon Reduction”. The organizers are China National Garment Association and Office for Social Responsibility of CNTAC, supporting by CHIC, China Fashion and WWD China.

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