A Global Company Committed to Sustainability

Sustainability isn't just our manufacturing trend—it's our heritage. What began as a company conviction has grown into renewable designs, earth-friendly business practices and a responsibility that has completely transformed how we do business.

We approach sustainability in three ways

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Product

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Mission

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The
Pioneers


  • The first to work with Unifi's REPREVE® and Ford to create the 100% recycled Ford Focus
  • The first company to have a fully closed-loop process at the fiber stage
  • Among the first to adopt post‑industrial and post‑consumer polyester
  • 3.4% utilization rate of recycled fiber

The
Brands

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Dinamica®: The Natural Choice for Ecosuede

  • The first and only microfiber that guarantees eco-sustainability throughout its production cycle
  • Up to 45% recycled material used for products
  • 100% recyclable at the end of its life
  • Reduces CO2 emissions by 80%
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YES Essentials®: Long-Lasting, Livable Fabric

  • Includes a combination of activated carbon and anti-microbials that significantly improve air quality
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The Earth-Friendly Options

Sage carefully sources several types of yarn that enhance the ability to create sustainable fabrics based on the needs of each OEM. Earth-friendly yarn options include:

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Post-Consumer Yarns

made from recycled bottles
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Tape Weaving

utilizes innovative tape materials woven with traditional Italian technology that create a handcrafted look; recycled materials can be used.
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Post-Industrial Yarns

made from many sources of industrial polyester that have not been sold to the end consumer
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Bio-based yarns

30% content from Bio-MEG and replaces petroleum-based products
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Ocean-Clean yarns

protect our waterways and oceans by preventing and removing plastics. There are two ways this is achieved:
1) removing: plastic bottles from our oceans
2) preventing: ocean-bound plastic bottles
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Polywool

up to 70% wool content, high-quality eco-fabric that is thermo-regulated and anti‑static
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100% NON-WOVEN PET FOAM

made with post-consumer yarn, this knit construction offers a higher loft and good cushioning properties. Product is recyclable at end of life.

Sage's
International Reach

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Sage has over 30 corporate and partner locations across the globe. Our combined sustainability measures are making an impact across the world.

Minimizing Our Environmental Footprint in North America

  • Avalon:

    1,333 tons diverted from landfill/$105,889.43 cost recovered in 2018 from items sold for reuse/recycle
  • Abbeville:

    1,638 tons diverted from landfill/$9,509 cost recovered from items sold for reuse/recycle
  • Sharon:

    318 tons diverted from landfill/$9,022 cost recovered from items sold for reuse/recycle
  • Cotton Blossom:

    597 tons diverted from landfill—either for reuse/recycle or waste to energy
  • Gayley:

    918 tons waste diverted from landfill/$5,896 cost recovered from items sold/reused
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Total solid waste diverted from landfill in Brazil, 2019:

  • 10,0 waste kg/produced fabrics kg
  • 14,4 m³ average-per-month organic waste destined to landfill

Consumption Conscious

  • Energy consumption in 2019: 31,3 kWh/worked hours
  • Water consumption in 2019: 8,44 L/LM average per month

Energy Efficient

  • Exchange of fluorescent lamps for LED lamps to save energy
  • Gradual factory powering-up avoids high electricity consumption
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Apollo

The Apollo plant takes every opportunity, no matter how big or how small, to improve the environment. On a daily basis, Apollo proudly:

  • Reuses water as a coolant during the production process
  • Uses fleece lamination made of 100% recycled PET bottles
  • Works with mostly solution-dyed yarn to lower cost and increase sustainability
  • Uses a photovoltaic system of 108 kWp that covers 4% of the annual energy requirement

Miko: A Power-Saving Powerhouse

  • Goes off-the-grid as a 1 MWh plant with one-third of energy needs being fueled by photovoltaic panels
  • Reuses 20% of water during the production process
  • Monitors energy consumption per line
  • Saves power with more insulation and substitution of light with LED lamps

Poland

  • 422 tons Total Solid Waste Diverted from Landfill
  • 0.0194 tons Greenhouse Gas Emissions (CO2e Metric ton/Mpound)
  • 3,075,744 kWh Energy Consumption (kWh/pound)
  • Safety Standards: IATF 16949:2016, ISO 14001

Wuhan

  • Garbage training and sorting on-site
  • Priotitize green space on campus
  • Photovolatic power generator
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Daily Efforts
Throughout the Company

Sage's overall efforts toward minimizing our environmental footprint are made evident by daily activities in each of our global locations.
Sage Automotive Interior's plants always:

Use energy efficiently to conserve natural resources

Minimize emissions that contribute to climate change

Conserve natural resources by reducing, reusing and recycling materials

Regularly review environmental objectives and performance

Utilize smart, innovative water management and conservation

Support local communities with volunteerism

Global
Recognition

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We are recognized by the industry's leading organizations as a green partner with superior corporate responsibility.

Certifications & Awards:

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The Future

Sage is constantly creating new standards when it comes to sustainability, with the biggest accomplishment yet on the horizon:

Miko is approved to go carbon neutral by 2030. This will give Miko an entirely sustainable process.

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The
Details

Download the full brochure to learn more about Sage's global sustainability process and mission.

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