Milliken Ramps Up its Innovation Efforts

Nov. 7, 2013
The textile giant prides itself on its quality program but it's innovation that will take it into the future.

There are 600 acres of wooded land around Milliken & Co.’s Spartanburg, S.C., headquarters. It’s the perfect setting for a company that has long prided itself on its environmental sustainability efforts. In fact, Milliken owns 130,000 acres of woodland, which along with its efforts to reduce energy use and waste have allowed the global manufacturer to be carbon negative in its operations.

But recently, the company has broadened its sustainability efforts to examine the whole issue of business sustainability. And that has brought a reassessment of the company’s culture and goals, Dawn Werry, Milliken’s director of marketing, told a breakout session at EHS Today’s America’s Safest Companies Conference in Atlanta.

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