Simba acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of all lands on which we operate. We recognise their continuing connection to land, sea and community; and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

We ignite greatness in our people, our clients and our suppliers.

We deliver superior quality, certainty and value by disrupting the status quo.

We bring capabilities in design, products, supply, data and science to create change.

We link history, transparency, passion and a focus on the future to play our part in building a better tomorrow.

Simba acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of all lands on which we operate. We recognise their continuing connection to land, sea and community; and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Environment

Environment

Our environmental commitment

To more effectively reduce our environmental impact we must examine every stage of our linen’s life cycle to see where we can do better.

Environment Overview Statistics 2018/19

  • 673.6K

    Tonnes of CO2 emitted across all global supply*

  • 73.6

    Kilograms of CO2 emitted throughout the lifecycle of 
a towel*

  • 42K

    Million litres of water used across all global supply*

  • 4,595

    Litres of water used throughout the lifecycle of 
a towel*

  • 16.9K

    Tonnes of waste produced across all global supply*

  • 1.85

    Kilograms of waste produced throughout the lifecycle of a towel*

  • *Life cycle assessment (LCA) databases (predominantly ecoinvent) and available literature to obtain the necessary emissions, water and waste factors with assumptions to address data deficiencies and/or gaps.

    To more effectively reduce our environmental impact we must examine every stage of our linen’s life cycle to see where we can do better.

    We have recognised a need to embed ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) practices into the operation of our business. With this in mind, we want to better understand the environmental impact of our operations and supply chain (emissions, water and waste).

    To better understand and measure our environmental impacts, we engaged EY to identify sources of greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions, water usage and waste generation within our operations and supply chain to establish a quantifiable environmental footprint.

    As with all cradle to grave assessments, some assumptions have been made in assessing our own footprint. However, we are confident that the analysis provides an accurate snapshot of our current impact.

    Goals for the immediate future

    Educate clients
    Educate 80% of our customer base on the use of RH meters in the calibration of their dryers.

    Simba edge finish
    Convert 100% of our sheeting production to the new Simba Edge finish.

    Goals for three years

    Science based target
    Launch Simba’s Science Based Target and publish on the SBTi website.

    Recycled polyester
    30% of the polyester used in all of our linen to be from recycled sources.

    New linen reduction
    20% reduction in new linen purchases among our clients using RFID technology.

    Goals for ten years

    Circular technology
    Employ circular technology that retrieves linen from clients at the end of life, extracts all usable fibres and recycles these into new products.

  • Ethical sourcing policy
    Our why
    Our ethical sourcing criteria

    Ethical sourcing policy

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