Sustainable Development and Carbon Management Timeline

Framework Establishment

  • 2009 Established Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee
  • 2010 Accredited by China Social Compliance 9000 for Textile & Apparel Industry(CSC9000T)
  • 2010 Released New Wide Corporate Social Responsibility Report at the Great Hall of People in Beijing and became the first group of “Social Responsibility Information Disclosure Demonstration Enterprise" in China textile and apparel industry
  • 2012 First release of energy saving and emission reduction report

Compliance Certification

  • 2014 Certified by Quality Management System (ISO9001), Environmental Management System (ISO14001), Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSAS18001)
  • 2014 Certified by Oeko-Tex Standard 100, GOTS, GRS, OCS and other sustainable certifications, and become the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) member
  • 2015 Aligned with the United Nations SDGs, started the baseline survey, which is the base year of energy consumption
  • 2016 As a formal bluesign® system partner
  • 2016 Accredited by the Enterprise Intellectual Property Management System( GB / T29490-2013)

Strategy
Carry-Out

  • 2017 Released CSR White Paper in Shanghai bilingually (Chinese and English) and adopted two standards,“Global Reporting Initiative Standard (GRI-G4) " and“ China Sustainability Reporting Verification Rules and Instructions (CSR-VRAI)"
  • 2018 Global sustainability development team was established, and launched collaborative management system for cross-production areas

Brand  Alliance

  • 2019 Become Taiwan Circular Textile Initiative (TCTI)  founding member
  • 2019  Participate in the Brand Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) development plan
  • 2019 Published New Wide Group Sustainability Quarterly

Corporate Sustainability

Sustainability Governance

  • New Wide Sustainability
  • Core Values
  • New Wide Sustainability Policy
  • New Wide CSR Committee
 

Environment Friendly

  • Green Production
  • Sustainable Fabrics Innovation
  • Water Management
  • Chemicals Management
  • Energy Management
 

People Oriented

  • Sharing and Honesty
  • Emphasizing Labor Rights
  • Implementing Occupational Health and Safety Management
 

Social Engagement

  • Industry-University Cooperation
  • Charity
  • Friendly for Earth
 

New Wide Sustainability

Seeking harmonious partnership and sustainable development of the enterprise, pursuing maximum social value; protecting and creating a better living environment for human beings, and also contributing to the welfare of employees, partners, and the society.

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Core Values

In the basis with innovative technology; using talent training as the growth mode; considering green production as the development focus; and moving towards a sustainable enterprise.

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New Wide Sustainability Policy

Since its establishment in 1975, New Wide Group has continued to devote itself to the implementation of corporate social responsibility and has set up a complete CSR system. In addition to continuously creating business performance, committing to energy conservation and carbon reduction, continuously investing in the purchase of various energy-saving equipment, and setting the goal of becoming an economic and environmentally sustainable enterprises, it also strengthens the good interaction between plants and local community. Through the improvement of supply chain management, New Wide can pursue corporate growth while taking "" Sustainable Enterprise "" as its ultimate business goal. New Wide is willing to fulfill the responsibility of corporate citizenship, also for environment, society, employees and stakeholders, and create a better future together.

Therefore, New Wide Group is committed to complying with relevant regional laws and international regulations. With a spirit of sharing and honesty, while devoted to business operations, New Wide is also taking into account the environment protection, employee health and safety, human rights and social interests of stakeholders. In the realization of environmental responsibility, we can effectively manage the impact of the process on the environment, and make the process more energy efficient through relevant measures and actions. In addition, through research and innovation, we have developed more environmentally sustainable products and materials. The following is New Wide Sustainable Development Policy,

  1. Comply with local regulations and environmental protection laws
  2. Continue to improve the production process, and be committed to pollution prevention. Actively invest in energy conservation and carbon reduction, and strictly implement waste reduction in the process
  3. Pay attention to employee rights and ensure fair employment opportunities
  4. Through training and development, strengthen employees' awareness of functions of “Sustainable Enterprise”
  5. Continuously promote and implement environmental sustainability actions, and regularly communicate the results of sustainability achievements to stakeholders in an appropriate manner
  6. Continue to innovate products and services to enhance customer satisfaction
  7. Caring for socially disadvantaged groups and supporting community charity activities
  8. Exerting high ethics and fulfilling corporate citizenship

New Wide CSR Committee

New Wide officially incorporated the "CSR Committee" into the organizational structure in 2009, and was composed of the executive management team of various departments in the supply chain. The committee is responsible for formulating CSR policies, action plans, performance reviews and cross-department coordination. With a clear CSR organization structure, each department can include CSR issues into daily operations, promote CSR awareness of supply chain partners, and work with stakeholders for more development opportunities.

Green Production

In order to establish an environmentally friendly management model, New Wide Group implemented the ISO 14001 environmental management system and verified by 3rd party to ensure compliance with relevant standards. New Wide uses the PDCA cycle to make continuous improvements. From policy formulation, organizational management, document collection and even review, it operates in a systematic manner. Not only to ensure legal compliance, but also to prevent possible environmental damage or pollution incidents through this system, so that more environmental goals can be achieved.

With the revision of ISO 14001, New Wide Group also incorporates life cycle concept and stakeholder voices to ensure the effectiveness of the environmental management system. New Wide started to improve the environmental management system and gradually improved energy efficiency. In order to appropriately plan environmentally friendly projects, New Wide implements various energy surveys actively, and launches reduction actions to contribute to the energy conservation and emission reduction of the industry. For enterprises, high-efficiency production processes are important to achieve international standards. New Wide has professional team to effectively ensure that high-quality raw materials could be used in every production line. For examples, application of gas-liquid flow dyeing machine, the bath ratio is 1: 3.5, which can save 81,000 tons of water per year compared with the old dyeing machines.

 

New Wide information system has been fully oriented to the standard operating process (SOP) management, and introduced a new enterprise resource planning system (ERP), which can handle the abnormal conditions in real time and improve process quality and reduce energy waste in addition to completely controlling the production progress.

Vietnam and Changzhou New Wide established a monitoring and integration system, including air pressure, electricity, dyeing process, waste water discharge, on-site warning system, etc. At the same time, Datacolor, ERP, SPC and other systems are integrated to achieve the automatic ordering function. By linking various pieces of information to improve manufacturing efficiency across processes, and using data to promote "human-machine cooperation" is the ultimate goal.

Sustainable Fabrics Innovation

Sustainable Materials

  • Biodegradable Polyester
  • Recycled Polyester
  • Recycled Nylon
  • PFC FREE
  • FSC Rayon
  • Dope Dye
  • Nature Dye

Water Management

The water resources of New Wide are based on the principle of "" reduction, recycling, and reuse. "" In addition to promoting various water-saving measures and improving water resource utilization efficiency, the effectiveness in water recycling is also leading the industry, making the proportion of recycled water consumption in total has increased significantly.

The wastewater treatment methods of each plant are all in accordance with local laws, regulations, and standards of the current national environmental protection policies. Changzhou factory has set up a real-time wastewater monitoring system to know the status of wastewater in real time to ensure the continuous and good operation of wastewater treatment.

Printing and dyeing plant wastewater treatment is to reduce sludge as the main purpose of this plan, and strive to achieve sludge reduction during the treatment process. At the same time, the residues generated during the wastewater treatment process should be properly disposed to avoid secondary pollution. In terms of domestic sewage, they are all discharged into the sewage sewer of the factory area, so the wastewater discharge will not cause any pollution to the natural water.

Chemicals Management

Strictly Chemicals Control

If the textile dyestuff and auxiliaries used in the production process are not properly controlled, they will seriously affect product quality and environmental ecology. With the increasing demands of global brand customers for green textiles, as for technical standards, production quality, and testing technologies, New Wide is more actively controlling the use of textile chemicals and implementing green production process to develop more functional and fashion products. New Wide is transforming the dyeing and finishing process, making the textiles more green, and leading the industry to more sustainable.

Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals

New Wide promises to use chemicals responsibly in the production process, and actively participates in ZDHC-related actions to strengthen information transparency, collaboration and commitment. At the same time, positively cooperates with supply chain partners to achieve zero discharge of hazardous chemicals.

Supplier Chain Management

New Wide produces a wide variety of fabrics. In order to meet the requirements of international environmental regulations, New Wide Technology Center has applied for a number of environmental certifications such as bluesign and Oeko-Tex Standard 100 regularly since 2009.

Energy Management

Rationalization is an important way to increase corporate revenue, and it is also the core value of New Wide Culture. As an international company with more than 10,000 employees, New Wide firmly believes that rationalization can not only create profits, but also help create a better home for the planet. Because of adhering to the concept, despite the global financial crisis, New Wide can still maintain a steady growth in profits.

In order to provide high-quality and environmentally friendly products to customers around the world, New Wide takes the production capacity increase while reducing energy consumption as the highest guiding principle. Through the both actions of "" continuously upgrading management system "" and "" energy saving and emission reduction "", one is committed to optimizing the management system to reduce energy consumption, and the other is to improve energy efficiency in processes and plants through energy saving actions.

In September 2019, New Wide Vietnam cooperated with Phuoc Dong Industrial Park, and the authorities invested to start laying solar panels on the roof of the factory. The first phase of the project is set up in the knitting plant with a laying area of ​​about 6,000 square meters, and a total power generation capacity of 570kWp. The electricity generated will be available for knitting production. This project is also a demonstration project of Phuoc Dong Industrial Park, and it will be laid in each factory building in the future.

Sharing and Honesty

New Wide is a group also a family. We call it " Enterprise Family ". The success of all family members is the key of New Wide towards industry competition and excellence. New Wide adheres to a sound and fair management system of " making talents do the best in the appropriate positions ", so that each family member can play their role in the best position.

Commitment of New Wide Group Family

  • Providing a stage to give full play of the wisdom from employees
  • Voices of employees are fully expressed through communication channels
  • Constructing a multi-track career development platform for talents to pursue a continuous career
  • Catch up the high-speed growth of New Wide for " Glocalization "

Sharing

  • Share knowledge
  • Share experience
  • Share profits

Honesty

  • Be honest to employees
  • Be honest to partners
  • Be honest to the responsibilities that it should assume in the future

Emphasizing Labor Rights

Labor and Human Rights Policy of New Wide

  • Safeguard human rights : respect and support international human rights protection measures, while complying with labor safety and health regulations
  • Freedom of employment : compulsory or forced labor and child labor are strictly prohibited. All employees work voluntarily and have the freedom to terminate their employment contract after reasonable notice
  • Humane treatment : Any type and form of harassment and cruel treatment are strictly prohibited, including sexual harassment, abuse, slavery, punishment, threats, exploitation, physical and psychological pressure or verbal abuse
  • Elimination of discrimination : Employee employment depends on ability. Recruitment, selection, training, motivation, promotion, dismissal, retirement and other employee conditions should be exempt from discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, nationality, age, and disability
  • Prohibition of child labor : effective abolition of child labor
  • Working hour management : Establish a fair management system that complies with labor laws and regulations
  • Salary and benefits : provide employees with remuneration and benefits in accordance with the law, including minimum wages, paid leave and legal benefits
  • Freedom of association : protect and respect the rights of employees to organize unions, and establish effective communication channels in accordance with the law
  • Competence development : ensure employees equal development opportunities and arrange the training required to perform tasks, thereby improve employees' working ability and skills
  • Labor safety : Provide a safe and hygienic working environment, and refer to laws and regulations to create a system that can maintain occupational and health safety, and continuously improve labor safety

Implementing Occupational Health and Safety Management

New Wide actively sets up and plans a healthy and safe working environment, so that all colleagues in the factory and office can make their best in the working environment. To this end, New Wide insists the core principle of "zero injury", actively adjusts and improves the working environment, implements occupational health and safety management system (OHSAS 18001), and continuously invests resources to eliminate various health and safety issues that may occur in the workplace.

Industry-University Cooperation

For making a solid foundation for talents pool, New Wide started the Management Associate (MA) recruitment program in 2006, and launched the " Talent Pool Development Program " in 2015, cooperation with textile related departments in Taiwan and China. New Wide arranges high-potential talents to factory for in-depth work experience, so that students can gain an deep understanding of the industrial operation, and apply the theories learned in school to R&D or production.

Internship Presentation
Student Representatives Visit
Textile Industry Orientation at Campus
China MA Recruitment Program

Charity

For New Wide, the concept of " sharing " is deeply rooted in everyone's heart, and it is also embedded in every aspect of corporate culture. New Wide is willing to share resources and knowledge to all those who need help, as well as giving back to the society is one of our responsibilities.

New Wide showed the concern for social welfare through practical actions. For example,

  • The factory donated food to the local poor groups. When natural disasters occurred, New Wide donated fabric and clothing to the affected people
  • In the blood donation activities organized by the Blood Transfusion Service Center of the Ministry of Health of Lesotho, New Wide Lesotho plant was highly affirmed by the Ministry of Health for its good performance in participation and awarded the "Supporting Blood Donation"
  • Changzhou New Wide participated in the local "Blue Action Changzhou" charity action for caring for autistic children

Friendly for Earth

New Wide Group has been committed to achieve a balance between corporate development and environmental protection, continues to invest in social welfare activities, and demonstrates for caring for the earth.

Changzhou New Wide held the " Commemorating June 5th World Environment Day and Factory Open Day for Green Smart Technology " event, invited representatives of surrounding communities, enterprises and students to introduce New Wide's sustainability concepts and environmental governance actions, such as water reuse, flue gas purification system, etc. Through diversified promotion methods, the environmental protection concept, mission and sense of global identity will be cultivated inward and outward, and we look forward to working with more neighboring schools, communities and environmental education fields for sustainability issues.

"Alxa" means "beautiful and colorful" in Mongolian. The desert in China is one-third of the total area, so it is urgent to hold on to the ecological defense line and create a stable green border on the desert. New Wide Group has adopted trees since 2016 and participated in the restoration plan of 2 million acres of desert vegetation cover, thereby improving the local ecological environment, curbing the trend of desertification, and contributing to the green earth.

​“The Competition Between Enterprises are all about Concept”

The business culture of New Wide Group is "" Sharing and Honesty "", and can be put into action to serve all employees and customers. New Wide can always meet the expectations of the world's major well-known brands in the most efficient way, and also demonstrate the highest efficiency in corporate social responsibility actions.

After a deep understanding of the global warming climate change trend, New Wide actively assumed its due social responsibility and worked hard to find ways to participate and contribute. In our knitting and dyeing mills, a complete energy-saving system has been planned from the construction of factory, which is in the planning of all aspects, such as factory design, equipment selections and production process. New Wide has considered energy consumption and emission reduction, so as to reduce the impact on environment during the production process.

In the production process of the garment factories, it is also committed to providing a clean and non-toxic environment, and attaches great importance to labor health and safety. All processes are in compliance with local regulations and customer requirements.

New Wide focuses on innovation and bravely invests in the latest technology. We develop more than 3,000 new fabrics every year and collect world fashion trends every quarter to provide the latest and fastest information and services for customers..

In addition, New Wide has a professional information department to customize local IT systems for the demands of factories, and provide complete training courses to improve the infrastructure in the production area and make substantial contributions to society. More importantly, New Wide invites all partners to take action to implement corporate social responsibility, treat employees and the environment, and make the greatest efforts for being a global citizen.
Tony Huang, Chairman of New Wide Group

Next Decade of New Wide Group - Towards a Sustainable Business

Since its establishment in 1975, New Wide Group has continued to expand and develop. More than 10 years ago, it entered the field of garments from textiles, and moved from Taiwan to the world. After more than 40 years, it is now an international textile group across three continents.

Innovative technology lays the foundation for development

New Wide realized early on that international buyers are most concerned about the added value of the product and must be innovative every quarter. In the global competitive environment, New Wide has taken the road of high-end and innovative development. Not only following the international trend and developing the latest fabrics, the Group's headquarter has also set up an innovation center combining cross-industry technology applications. In the future, we will collaborate with brand customers and suppliers to stay at the forefront of fashion to provide products that better meet consumer expectations and needs.

Talents training for enterprise development

New Wide believes that talent is the core of the enterprise, and hopes that everyone who joins the group can be trained properly to play their abilities in full. The head office and each business unit formulate corresponding training courses according to their positions, arrange lectures every week, and cooperate with well-known textile universities in various places to recruit outstanding young talents; rotate them in key departments as management trainees, and arrange continuous development in suitable departments. A good and complete talent development system has become the core of New Wide's growth. From headquarter to branches, it can improve production processes and customer service quality.

Focus on green production

New Wide promotes the energy-saving and emission reduction process, implements 6S management and SOP methods, and builds up tailor-made ERP system. The powerful dyeing auxiliary material feeding system can reduce the labor intensity of workers and improve production efficiency to avoid abnormalities. New Wide successively invested tens of millions of US dollars to purchase high-tech and low energy consumption equipment in accordance with European regulations, which are used in equipment renovation, automatic water treatment, steam cost reduction, water reuse systems, and solar panel installations. From factory establishment to mass production, New Wide regards green production as the primary core value of product manufacturing.

Brand, innovation, quick response, corporate social responsibility

From the beginning of converters to now operating overseas factories around the world, the market is much more different from before. New Wide has always adjusted the paces in response to market changes, steadily expanded its business scope and serving customers, and improved from a single manufacturing thinking to a "" social enterprise "" with the basis of employees, customers, and the environment, committed to becoming the major supplier of world-renowned brands. New Wide Group has always set the goal of always walking in front of customer needs.
Angela Chuang, General Manager of New Wide Group