Factory’s eco joy

Courtaulds gains eco-factory status
Courtaulds gains eco-factory status

COURTAULDS in Belper’s West Mill has become the first UK clothing factory to be awarded eco-factory status by Marks and Spencer.

The award comes after some significant achievements made by Courtaulds over the last five years — a 50 per cent reduction in energy consumption, a 20 per cent reduction in water consumption, and a 100 per cent reduction in waste going to landfill.

Paschal Little, of M&S, said: “The achievements at West Mill really demonstrate the business case for positioning sustainability at the heart of your business.”

Jonny Mitchell, of Courtaulds, said: “By employing eco-friendly processes our factory has built a more sustainable future for itself - creating a more efficient business and boosting the local community with job creation and the restoration of skilled hosiery production.”