American & Efird Joins ZDHC Program

By Jamar Laster

August 1, 2017

American & Efird (A&E), Mount Holly, N.C., has joined the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) program, consisting of more than 20 brands working together to drive industry-wide change in chemicals management.

“Being a part of the ZDHC program provides us the opportunity to share our knowledge and insights, partner and collaborate on issues with others in our industry, and improve our knowledge on sustainability, environmental and chemical-management issues,” says Jimmy Summers, vice president, environmental, health and safety/sustainability, A&E. “We believe it is very important to be actively involved in driving positive change throughout the industry. It’s simply the right thing to do.”

A&E recently released its annual corporate sustainability report highlighting continued improvements, specifically in global water-use reduction and zero-waste-to-landfill efforts. A&E supports widespread implementation of sustainable chemistry and best practices in the textile and footwear industries to protect consumers, workers and the environment, according to the company.