Kornit commits to saving 4.3 trillion litres of water and 17.2 billion kilograms of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Kornit commits to saving 4.3 trillion litres of water and 17.2 billion kilograms of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Kornit has released it's Digital Impact report focussing on transforming the fashion industry with eco-friendly production on demand and affirms their commitment to achieving ESG goals and the way they conduct their business by connecting meaningfully with communities and achieving environmental sustainability.  These KPIs reflect Kornit’s core values, embedded into every aspect of their business

They are committed to saving 4.3 trillion litres of water and 17.2 billion kilograms of Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and reducing overproduction in the fashion industry by 1.1 billion items by 2026. They will continue to build a diverse and inclusive company culture which will include empowering global fair and safe labour practices.

“Our vision is to boldly transform the world of fashion and textiles for a better, more sustainable planet,” said Ronen Samuel, Kornit Digitals Chief Executive Officer. This report serves as our roadmap to achieving this vision.”

Mr Samuel went on to say that the fashion industry is responsible for severe ecological damage, producing nearly 20% of global wastewater each year and over-producing an average of 30% as an integral part of its normalcourse of doing business.

Their technology solutions will enable sustainable production on demand, eliminating overproduction of apparel and other textile goods. A 2021 Life Cycle Assessment conducted on two of their products, the Atlas MAX and Presto S, demonstrated that relative to traditional analog processes, their digital production systems used about 95% less water and 94% less energy, producing up to 83% less greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the Presto S system and up to 93% less water and 66% less energy, and produced up to 82% less greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the Atlas MAX system.

By 2026 Kornit Digitals sustainable on-demand solutions are expected to enable the production of about 2.5 billion apparel items in a responsible manner to deliver:

  • Zero overproduction: By moving the industry to on-demand manufacturing, they will help eliminate the estimated 1.1 billion apparel items overproduced using traditional production methods, based on an industry average of 30% overproduction. This is about 1 apparel item for each person living in Europe and North America – saved.
  • Zero water waste: In addition to eliminating overstocks, production on demand will support saving an estimated 4.3 trillion litres (1.1 trillion gallons) of water. This is the estimated amount of drinking water needed for the entire U.S. population for 11 years.
  • Reduced CO2 emissions: By enabling sustainable on-demand production, consuming less energy, and generating less waste, it will prevent an estimated 17.2 billion kilograms (37.9 billion pounds) of greenhouse gas emissions, compared to traditional manufacturing methods. This is equivalent to the estimated amount of carbon dioxide emitted from circumnavigating the entire planet with a car nearly 2,400 times.

They are proud of their progress but know that there is more work to be done in empowering the global fashion industry to elevate creativity while shrinking the ecological footprint.

Mr Samuel concludes by saying This report holds us accountable to our vision of providing the efficient, conscientious, uncompromising on-demand capabilities our stakeholders, employees, customers, and the global marketplace demand”.

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