Hong Kong-based leading apparel manufacturer Crystal International Group Limited has published its 20th Sustainability Report with the theme “Innovate in the New Normal, Care through Action.”
The 35-page report reflects the innovative changes and care initiatives made in 2020.
In a statement, the company informed that the report complies with the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) disclosure requirements of HKEx as well as with reference to the GRI Standards.
Importantly, it covers Crystal International’s sustainability vision, strategies, key initiatives, achievements and performance in 2020.
As far as progress (in 2020) of third global 5-year sustainability targets (2018–2022) is concerned, the company achieved its target by reducing 53 per cent fresh water intensity versus 2017 base year (target achieved), reducing 12 per cent carbon intensity versus 2017 base year (target achieved), planting 2.88 million trees since 2007 and empowering over 44,000 women through CARE programme.
Notably, the company developed its long-term decarbonisation strategy and expanded rooftop solar PV in two Vietnam factories to reduce over 4,000 tonnes of CO2e annually.
Besides, it also recycled 2,832,308 m3 of water, equivalent of drinking water needed for 3,800,000 people per year.
The company also achieved outstanding verified Higg FEM score of 92 per cent and 91 per cent in a China factory and a Vietnam factory, respectively.
“We have all gone through a unique year in 2020. While we faced the unpredictability and challenges from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, our pursuit of sustainability remained unchanged. The pandemic has further highlighted to us the significance of cultivating a lasting relationship with the natural environment, how crucial it is to deal with the foreseeable climate crisis, the importance of working together to overcome adversity and to be resilient,” says Catherine Chiu, GM, Corporate Quality and Sustainability of the company.