’2019 Best For The World’ award for Sympatex
In recognition of its environmental performance and sustainable business practices, Sympatex Technologies was given the B Corp â€œ2019 Best For The Worldâ€œ award.
In recognition of its environmental performance and sustainable business practices, Sympatex Technologies was given the B Corp â€œ2019 Best For The Worldâ€œ award. The Munich-based functional textile specialist, which landed in the top 10 per cent of all B Corp certified companies in recognition of its environmental responsibility, received the award for initiatives such as the wear2wear European industry partnership that it created in order to rapidly close the textile loop, for offering the worldâ€™s first climate-neutral membrane and for being a co-developer and signatory of the â€œUN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Actionâ€œ.
The pioneer in the field of functional textiles received the award from the US-based nonprofit organization B Lab, which officially certified Sympatex at the end of 2018 as B Corp after a painstaking, multistage audit process. The companyâ€™s express goal is to ensure that its business activities not only lead to economic success, but also have a highly positive impact on the well-being of society and the environment.
â€œAs one of the most recent member of the global B Corp community, we are all the more pleased to be a recipient of the â€œ2019 Best For The Worldâ€ award in the category of sustainability,â€ explains Dr RÃ¼diger Fox, CEO of Sympatex Technologies.
â€œThis award not only honours our commitment to closing the textile loop in the apparel industry together with all of our market partners, but serves as a testament to our approach and spurs us to continue to overcome all of the major hurdles in order to be able to put together a sustainable functional textile industry in concert with our partners. We canâ€™t settle with just â€œThe Best For The Worldâ€. We want to be â€œGood Enough For The Worldâ€,â€ adds Fox.
â€œWeâ€™re incredibly proud of this yearâ€™s â€œBest For The Worldâ€ recipients,â€ says Anthea Kelsick, Chief Marketing Officer at B Lab. â€œThese inspiring companies represent the type of business models and impact-oriented business strategies that build a new economy, one that is inclusive, regenerative and generates value for all participants, not just for shareholders. To this end, B Corp certified Sympatex Technologies is redefining capitalism and demonstrates that it can really work for everyone.â€ A total of 1,000 B Corp certified companies in 44 countries were selected for the â€œ2019 Best For The Worldâ€ list, including Patagonia, Beautycounter, Dr. Bronner’s, TOMS, Seventh Generation and Greyston Bakery.