Kornit Digital, a manufacturer of digital textile production technologies, releases its 2020 Impact and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report. This inaugural report highlights Kornit’s commitment to its ESG goals. This includes the way it conducts business, impacts communities, reaches environmental sustainability, builds diverse and inclusive company culture, and employs fair and safe labor practices globally.
“Our vision is to boldly transform the world of fashion and textiles for a better, more sustainable planet,” says Ronen Samuel, Kornit Digital’s CEO. “This report serves as our roadmap to achieving this vision.”
Samuel continues, “The fashion industry is unfortunately responsible for severe ecological damage, producing nearly 20% of global wastewater each year and over-producing an average of 30% as an integral part of its ‘normal’ course of doing business. We are laser-focused on changing that trajectory. Sustainability is top of mind at Kornit, in our spirit and in practice, every single day.”
In addition to eco-friendly processes with technology and consumables that use less water, reduce waste, and minimize the carbon footprint, Kornit aims to eliminate overproduction of apparel and other textile goods.
According to the company, by 2026 Kornit Digital’s sustainable on-demand solutions are expected to enable the production of approximately 2.5 billion apparel items in a responsible manner to deliver:
- Zero overproduction: By moving the industry to on-demand manufacturing, Kornit says it will help eliminate the estimated 1.1 billion apparel items overproduced using traditional production methods, based on an industry average of 30% overproduction.
- Zero water waste: In addition to eliminating overstocks, Kornit expects to save an estimated 4.3 trillion liters (1.1 trillion gallons) of water.
- Reduced CO2 emissions: By enabling sustainable production, consuming less energy, and generating less waste, Kornit anticipates preventing an estimated 17.2 billion kilograms (37.9 billion pounds) of greenhouse gas emissions, compared to traditional manufacturing methods.
The report also outlines Kornit’s commitment to achieving KPIs that address waste, chemicals, GHG emissions, energy, product development, employee training, diversity and inclusion, and the company’s supply chain.
“These KPIs reflect Kornit’s core values, embedded into every aspect of our business,” Samuel concludes.