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Resilience & Sustainability

The substantial increase in UK production rather than South Asian manufacturing is having, and will continue to have, a significant impact on our carbon footprint. The importance of control and resilience in local manufacturing means we are already making good strides in driving efficiency and reducing waste. We are also driving in-country operational and supply sustainability, plus sourcing more raw materials locally.

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Skytec® Genium™ Eco-Friendly Liner

Launched in September 2020, the Skytec Crest and Aria 360 gloves use the new Genium™ eco-friendly liner. The Genium™ liner is made from 37% renewably sourced ingredients, and its production process requires 30% less energy and produces 63% less CO2 emissions than an equal amount of Nylon6. Overall, the Genium process consumes 40% less energy than commonly used textile polymers (polyester, nylon).

Showa® Eco Best Technology®

As the most extensive selection of biodegradable hand protection in the market, SHOWA’s revolutionary Eco Best Technology® (EBT) helps protect the environment, without compromising protection and performance.

The biodegradable nitrile gloves decompose within 1 to 5 years in active landfills, thanks to its special composition, whereas regular nitrile gloves need more than 100 years.

Alpha Solway® IX series

The UK-made Alpha Solway IX3 and IX3-V respirators are manufactured in energy efficient low waste facilities and are produced with locally sourced materials. The substantial increase in UK production continues to have a significant, positive impact on carbon footprint. Lightweight, flexible and comfortable, the horizontal, fold flat respirators are designed to offer an excellent fit for workers across all industrial sectors.

Riley® Stream™ Evo Eco

Stream™ Evo Eco is our first Riley eyewear product offering that focuses on removing single-use plastic packaging from our supply and distribution channels. From box to soft reusable drawstring bag, there is zero plastic used!

Stream Evo Eco is our initial contribution to helping reduce single-use plastic build up in the supply chain – one pair of spectacles at a time.

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