The EDANA Sustainability Vision


EDANA leads the dialogue on sustainable nonwovens by advocating the industry’s needs, as well as guiding and supporting its members to integrate sustainability into their activities for a positive societal impact, by increasing:

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Aim to improve the sustainability performance of our value chain, including the respect of human rights by

  • Ensuring sustainable sourcing, production and logistics with focus on material topics, including
    • creating a culture of safety and inclusivity for our workers
    • minimizing value chain impacts on biodiversity
  • Increasing transparency from raw materials to finished goods



Sharing best practices
Industry voluntary code of conduct for the nonwovens industry
Training courses
Industry guidelines on transparency & due diligence

Aim to reach net zero by reducing our sector’s greenhouse gas emissions year on year, with a focus on:

  • Increasing energy efficiency.
  • Decreasing our reliance on fossil fuels.
  • Increasing the use of renewable energy.
  • Switching to more sustainable transport solutions.



Increasing transparency on GHG emissions
Industry guidelines for company climate plans
Trainings on estimating greenhouse gas emissions and initiatives
Research on the feasibility to align the sector with the EU climate ambitions  

Aim to develop circular solutions which benefit society, by:

  • Integrating key principles in all solutions including: not compromising on safety, and having science-based solutions that create net benefits for society.
  • Joining forces to research recycling of nonwoven-based products. EDANA is a key actor for building partnerships with external stakeholders.
  • Increasing the use of materials made from renewable sources, fully biodegradable, recycled or non-plastic alternatives where relevant.
  • Developing packaging designed for circularity: innovating so all packaging is 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable goods.



Sharing best practices on circularity
Creating transparency on industry progress towards circularity
Research into circularity for different nonwoven applications
Life cycle assessments  on material use for increasing circularity