avoid – reduce – compensate CO2
product innovations by ZKS
Our goal is to constantly reduce and avoid the environmental impact of products, raw materials, production processes and logistics. That is why we are increasingly offering bio-based, biodegradable and recycled raw materials. This is how we want to achieve CO2-neutral supply chains.
Therefore, we take a holistic view of the entire value chain, from the procurement of our raw materials with the associated transport routes across our own production steps to the transport of our yarns to the customer.
On this basis, we can take targeted measures where we can avoid and reduce environmental impacts using current technology. Where this is no longer possible, compensation is made for our climate-neutral products.
How is the carbon footprint created?
The carbon footprint for each yarn is made up of very different components. The raw materials already play a decisive role. Even natural raw materials can cause high emissions at the beginning of the chain, but biodegradable at the end - and without emitting additional CO2.
What is important is the precise analysis of the individual carbon footprint for each product, on the basis of which targeted measures are then taken to achieve climate neutrality. The “cradle-to-customer plus waste” approach is followed here. This includes the extraction of raw materials, packaging, relevant logistics processes, the manufacture of the product, the delivery of the goods to the customer's factory gate, and the disposal emissions of the product and packaging.
Calculating the exact carbon footprint of your product takes about three to four weeks and takes place in parallel with the production process.
100% wool white
75% wool/25% PA dyed
Climate neutral yarn
The various emission sources of our yarns are precisely analyzed,
All projects are of the highest standard classes in the voluntary compensation market. For our customers, this means that they receive a ClimatePartner compensation certificate, which is provided with a traceable ID and may also be used for promotional communication of the final products.
- Responsibility for the environment
- Increasing the value of your product
- Promotional added value for your product
- Traceable transparency for the end consumer
The calculation of the exact carbon footprint of your product takes about three to four weeks and takes place in parallel with the production process.
The compensation projects we have selected together with ClimatePartner reflect the direct link to our yarns. These projects are also shown on the digital compensation certificate on ClimatePartner.com.
Marine Conservation /
Plastic Bank worldwide
Unfortunately, too many plastics and synthetic fibers still end up in the world's oceans. The Plastic Bank pays a certain compensation to the local population for the quantities of plastic collected from the sea.
Besides a main part of natural raw materials and an increasing demand for bio-based and biodegradable as well as recycled raw materials, we still use synthetic fibers based on fossil raw materials. We cannot influence the path of our products after they leave ZKS, but with the selection of this project we also want to take responsibility for these items.
Reforestation China &
Forest Protection Peru
Sheep farming and shearing of the wool we use takes place mainly in Australia, South America, New Zealand and South Africa. The raw wools are packed in bales and go to China, India, Argentina, Uruguay for washing and combing for the most part today.
We want to promote a natural balance between pasture and forest in the countries with sheep farming and take responsibility for the downstream processes. Therefore, we have decided to compensate these CO2 emissions with reforestation projects in China and forest protection in Peru.
Example compensation certificate
How can we support you?
With our sustainable product innovations, individual product development and years of know-how, we have been supporting our customers in the sustainable transformation of their product ranges for years - How can we support you?
After submitting the form, we will contact you in a timely manner to discuss technical options and jointly calculate an individual offer.