At Milliken, sustainability is core to our culture. We believe a healthy enterprise and healthy earth are vitally linked. We care about and respect each other, our customers, and the world we share. While we hold ourselves accountable to the highest ethical standards, we derive our greatest satisfaction from creating innovations that help solve the worlds’ problems at a human level – adding value to people’s lives, improving health and safety, and making this world sustainable.
As early as 1900, Milliken was reusing packaging and textile materials in our operations and documented our first recycling policy. By the late 1900's Milliken developed a comprehensive plan to eliminate waste, increase product performance and preserve resources — years before the first clean air and water acts and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency were formed. By 1960, we had established a more formal environmental policy to reduce our impact on the environment. This stewardship still guides our daily choices and influences innovations in product design, raw material selection, manufacturing operations and marketing and merchandising materials.
At Milliken, we have a clear vision of our place in the world of tomorrow. In it, the culture of disposability is unthinkable. And we are on pace to make this happen. Through conservation and efficiency, Milliken's floor covering division
has reduced its global eco-footprint by 50% over 15 years. The goal: get to zero landfills, zero waste generation, and zero air missions. Every day we make strides toward this objective and are getting very close.