Announcement comes ahead of COP28 UAE 2023, as brand expands on achievements in circular economy and sustainable action
TAICHUNG, Nov. 20, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- King Steel Machinery, a leader in footwear manufacturing machinery, publicly announces its commitment to achieving net zero emissions by 2050, ahead of the upcoming COP28 Conference in the United Arab Emirates, which will be held in 2023. To mark the occasion, the brand is also celebrating several recent milestones in driving sustainability across its operations and across the elastomer (elastic polymer) value chain critical to the footwear industry.
For more information about King Steel's action on sustainability, visit: https://www.kingsteel.com/csr
Action to reduce your carbon footprint
As it moves towards a greener future, King Steel made its first commitment in 2022 to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. Complementing this goal, the company has committed to reducing its carbon footprint by 1% annually .
This year, King Steel also joined the RE 10x10 initiative, a collaborative effort among industry leaders to accelerate the transition to renewable energy. Additionally, the company was awarded the Gold award in a 2023 competition organized by the Taiwanese government, which evaluated and ranked the carbon footprint reduction efforts of local brands.
NexCell: The "sole" of the circular economy of footwear manufacturing
In 2020, King Steel launched NexCell machines, a revolutionary innovation capable of producing 100% recyclable elastomers and using recycled materials as inputs.
Before NexCell, elastomer recycling required advanced technological methods due to its complex nature. NexCell machines introduced the world's first supercritical fluid foamed elastomer injection solution, marking a fundamental change in the shoe industry and enabling zero-waste production processes.
The versatility of NexCell machines goes beyond footwear, demonstrating potential applications in various elastomer-based products. Additionally, the foaming agent used in the process contributes to carbon capture, absorbing CO2 and helping global efforts to combat climate change.
Adopt ESG throughout the value chain
These milestones are part of King Steel's commitment to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles into all its business operations and downstream processes. The company has fully embraced digital transformation, implementing exclusively digital and paperless processes to reduce its environmental footprint. To embrace these changes, in 2022 King Steel created its Sustainability Center, a center dedicated to driving the company's ESG initiatives. The center has significantly increased its activities in 2023, securing recent ESG milestones and playing a crucial role in implementing and monitoring sustainable practices across the organization.
About King Steel
Founded in 1978, King Steel works to advance foam elastomer equipment innovation, launching the world's first SCF IMM "NexCell" to inject new energy into the global circular economy and sustainable management.
Photo - https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/2274527...
View original content: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/king-steel-impulsa-la-sostenibilidad-en-la-industria-zapatera-con-su-compromiso-cero-neto-301993038.html