While growing our business, we take responsibility towards our people, the environment and the society we operate in. We are globally compliant with regulations in all countries we operate in. We also take a proactive role in seeking solutions to be ready for further environmental evolution.Get in touch
Our roadmap to 2030
As a company with a family heritage and culture, we believe that it is our responsibility to take a proactive role in seeking solutions to continuously improve the ecological footprint of our products. From design to production and distribution: every phase of our supply chain offers opportunities to protect the planet. We proudly invest in the long term, to develop products that serve our customers’ needs in the most sustainable way.
In alignment with Beaulieu International Group’s sustainability roadmap, we are taking the necessary steps to achieve 100% renewable energy in our operations by 2030.
Read about some of our sustainability initiatives at Beaulieu Fibres in the cases below.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
At Beaulieu Fibres International, we fully commit to integrate the UN Sustainable Development Goals into our business activities, by taking responsibility and bringing sustainable solutions into our core operations, creating value for our customers, and engaging employees and value chain partners.UN Sustainable Development Goals
SDG Pioneer 2022
Beaulieu Fibres International and B.I.G. Yarns have been internationally awarded by CIFAL Flanders | Unitar as SDG Pioneer 2022 in recognition for their achievements on the Sustainability Action Plans for the last 3 years.Read more
Beaulieu Fibres’ carbon footprint
To calculate our carbon footprint, Beaulieu Fibres International looked at its entire value chain, from cradle to gate, by means of an Organisational Life Cycle Assessment (O-LCA). This is an effective tool for any organisation that is working toward sustainability goals. The O-LCA incorporates the environmental impact associated with our activities, but also from all activities downstream and upstream.
The analysis was performed in line with EN 15804:2012+A2, ISO 14040/14044:2006 and the PEF guidelines by the European Commission, and is based on data from 2021.
For 2021 Cradle to gate | Scope 1 - 2 - 3*. Part of scope 3 is taken account (raw materials & upstream transport)
The declared carbon footprint of our facilities are:
- Average of 1,88 kg CO2 eq/kg output fibres (Belgium)
- Average of 2,53 kg CO2 eq/kg output fibres (Italy)
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Renewable energy and increasing efficiency
Belgian Beaulieu Fibres International production sites have transitioned from grey to 100 percent green electricity as of July 2021. This shift to renewable energy has a significant impact on our facility's carbon footprint.
Each Beaulieu Fibres plant commits to monitoring and analysing its energy in order to optimise processes and reduce energy consumption.
- Energy-intensive branches of industrial companies can join the Flemish government's voluntary energy policy agreements (EBOs - Energiebeleidsovereenkomst), which aim at continuously improving energy efficiency.
- Beaulieu Fibres’ Terni plant also performs periodic energy audits in order to detect new opportunities for energy reduction and to implement new programs. These audits have already led to successful actions.
Beaulieu Fibres signs Operation Clean Sweep pledge
The Belgian plants of Beaulieu Fibres International have signed the pledge of Operation Clean Sweep (OCS), aimed at preventing plastic granulate pollution into our marine environments.Read more about our commitment
EcoVadis Silver Medal 2022
In 2022, Beaulieu Fibres awarded with a Silver EcoVadis Medal. This internationally recognized sustainability rating places Beaulieu Fibres among the top 25% of companies assessed by EcoVadis.
Based on 21 criteria, the rating assesses a company’s performance in four categories: Environment, Labor and Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement. Backed by a powerful technology platform and its actionable scorecards, EcoVadis provides benchmarks, insights and a guided improvement journey.
International Sustainability and Carbon Certification Plus (ISCC Plus)
Beaulieu Fibres International will offer ISCC Plus certified bio circular MONO-PP and BICO PP/PE fibres in 1,3-8,9 dtex, available with all the main available finish classes. These drop-in solutions, with no loss in quality, will support customers reduce reliance on virgin fossil carbon in their nonwoven and engineered fibre applications, contributing to the transition towards a circular economy.
The ISCC Plus Certification Program enables traceable supply chains for mass-balanced solutions of sustainable raw materials. Our three certified production sites will replace fossil resources with bio-circular ones as a path forward to becoming carbon neutral by 2030.
in 2019, Beaulieu Fibres International Terni (Italy), joined Urban Re-Generation, driven by the Umbria Industry Association. Along with 8 multinational companies in the area, the goal is to create the 1st Sustainability District in Italy, sharing best practices on sustainability, circular economy, and energy savings. Discover the impact of our joint forces here:Urban Regeneration
Beaulieu Fibres has implemented sustainable alternatives for single-use water bottles. We now use new drinking water tap systems and we stimulate our employees to use a reusable bottle. Refillable bottles aim to reduce plastic pollution and provide clean drinking water where people need it most.
Sustainability @ Home
In 2021, we will continue to focus on sustainability. Our business goals are linked to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With our dedicated action Sustainability @ Home we want to make all colleagues aware of their possible contribution to a better planet, because every small change in behaviour can mean a lot.
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Let us motivate each other and take up this challenge with our Fibres team!
Policy on Quality, Safety, Environment and Energy
We consider all safety, health, quality, environmental and energy related matters as an integral part of our daily management and of our strategic business plan. 5,000 colleagues contribute to this mission. It’s our daily priority to assure they return home safely.Policy Statement Quality Safety Environment Energy 13122021 EN
Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® Certification
Beaulieu Fibres International is granted authorisation according to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® to use the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® mark for its PP staple fibres (based on specific high-performance ingredients). Achieved level: OEKO-TEX® Product Class, Appendix 6, product class I (Baby). Information on OEKO-TEX® compliancy available on simple request.Certificates
Compliancy within Hygiene
For hygiene products, regulations that protect the consumer are very stringent. Beaulieu Fibres’ hygiene product portfolio complies with worldwide safety regulations for hygiene applications. Our products and solutions do not contain hazardous ingredients, according to the European directive 67/548/CEE; EC 1272/2008 (CLP); EC 1907/2006 (REACH). All mentioned fibres are not cytotoxic and do not irritate the skin, in compliance with OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 Normative, Class I and Class II.