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    Donation to Diaper bank of NC

    Jacob Holm is a family business, and we believe all families should have access to proper hygiene. Though we’re most known for our consumer wipes products, we’re also heavily involved in the hygiene market, producing a range of diaper components. ]

    As part of our commitment to social sustainability, we were excited to make a donation to the diaper bank of North Carolina as part of their inaugural fundraising gala in 2019.

    Research shows that providing families with access to diapers leads to improved physical health in children and better mental health in their parents. Another benefit is improved employment consistency for working parents, which contributes to both social and economic sustainability.

    A grassroots non-profit founded by moms, the Diaper Bank has made huge strides toward ensuring no baby in North Carolina goes without the basic necessity of diapers. It’s a simple step toward the overall goal of greater family stability, and Jacob Holm is proud to be a part of it. 

    Donation to Diaper bank of NC

    Jacob Holm is a family business, and we believe all families should have access to proper hygiene. Though we’re most…

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    Welcoming New Employees in a Dire Time

    During the coronavirus crisis, demand for medical-grade nonwoven fabrics used in care facilities across the globe has increased sixty-five percent. To keep pace, Jacob Holm welcomed sixty-seven new employees in March and April of 2020. In trying times, taking care of our employees is more important than ever, which is why our Human Resources team initiated a staffing drive that prioritized our existing employees ‘family members who had been laid off or furloughed due to the crisis. By the end of April, our new employees had already logged more than 2000 hours of overtime. We’re proud to produce solutions to unprecedented problems, both in our products and our commitment to the sustainable health of our communities.

    Welcoming New Employees in a Dire Time

    During the coronavirus crisis, demand for medical-grade nonwoven fabrics used in care facilities across the globe has increased sixty-five percent….

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    Jacob Holm Supports United Way

    Each year, Jacob Holm workers foster social sustainability in the most direct way possible: by giving from their own paychecks. Our employees support the United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County with tens of thousands of dollars yearly, and we’re proud to say that we match their donations. In addition to this direct monetary support, we encourage our workers to take an active role in helping United Way, offering paid time off for volunteer events such as the United Way Days of Caring, and other community events like building and renovation projects at local schools . In the United Way, we’ve found a valuable partner to make use of our employees’ generosity and community spirit, and we look forward to our ongoing partnership.

    Jacob Holm Supports United Way

    Each year, Jacob Holm workers foster social sustainability in the most direct way possible: by giving from their own paychecks….

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    Offering a Range of Natural and Sustainable Raw Materials

    Jacob Holm uses both 100% plant-based and all-natural fibers for our nonwoven products. Our plant-based fibers include Viscose, Lyocell, PLA and Cellulose Acetate. For customers whose needs include all-natural raw materials, we offer cotton, organic cotton, hydrophobic cotton, pulp, flax and hemp. 

    Using these products, our customers can certify their finished goods to various OK Biodegradable and OK compost standards, as well as GOTS and Oeko-tex. It is our mission to enable our customers to meet their end-users strictest environmental standards.

    Offering a Range of Natural and Sustainable Raw Materials

    Jacob Holm uses both 100% plant-based and all-natural fibers for our nonwoven products. Our plant-based fibers include Viscose, Lyocell, PLA…

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    Securing Trust Through Sustainability Certifications

    At Jacob Holm, we take our product quality very seriously, and we believe that sustainability and quality go hand-in-hand. To establish our commitment to both, we’ve achieved a range of certifications by putting into place measurable sustainability practices. Though we’re a centuries-old company, our youthful spirit guides us. We value the agility to work with our customers to seek the certifications that fit their end-consumers’ needs and growing desire for transparency in the supply chain. These technologies and certifications symbolize our commitment to quality, sustainability and earning our customers’ trust.

    Sustainable Products

    We offer fabric solutions made from a range of sustainably-sourced, natural, recyclable and biodegradable raw materials. We’ve developed the ability to work with recycled fibers such as cotton and polyester, as well as virgin fibers of natural origin like cotton, organic cotton, hydrophobic cotton and pulp made from bamboo, flax and hemp, as well as plant-based fibers like viscose, lyocell, PLA® and cellulose acetate. 

    We also produce finished goods that are HALAL®-certified, Leaping Bunny-certified and Vegan-certified. 

    Responsible Forest Management

    Bureau Veritas Certification Holding SAS certifies that the company has implemented an FSC™ product group control system according to the Forest Stewardship Council™ certification system.

    Jacob Holm has implemented an FSC™ product group control system according to the Forest Stewardship Council™ certification system in three manufacturing sites:

    • Asturias, Spain (FSC-C140069)
    • Soultz, France (FSC-C001586)
    • Candler, NC US (FSC-C116044)

    This certification guarantees that at these sites, Jacob Holm raw materials procured from forests are handled responsibly and provide environmental and monetary well-being to the forest communities.

    Jacob Holm’s manufacturing site in Soultz (France) also holds the PEFC Chain of Custody certificate and the manufacturing site in Candler (NC, US) the SFI Chain of Custody certificate. PEFC and SFI are eco-labels for responsible forest management. They ensure that forests are managed according to environmental, social and economic criteria.

    Sustainability Certifications of Jacob Holm production plants

    Jacob Holm Industries (France), SAS FSC®PEFC™GOTSOeko Tex®OK Biodegradable SOILISO 9001:2015
    Jacob Holm Industries (America), Inc. FSC®SFI®
    Sontara Old Hickory, Inc. Oeko Tex®ISO 9001:2015ISO 22716:2007
    Sontara Asturias S.A.U. FSC®ISO 14001:2015ISO 9001:2015OHSAS 18001:2007

    Securing Trust Through Sustainability Certifications

    At Jacob Holm, we take our product quality very seriously, and we believe that sustainability and quality go hand-in-hand. To…

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    Staying Home for Safety – and Sustainability

    The coronavirus pandemic has changed our world, but a time of change is also a time of opportunity. Jacob Holm was an early adopter of a work-from-home policy: On February 26, 2020, we implemented our first travel restrictions, and by March 11, we mandated that as many of our administrative employees begin working from home as possible. 

    Of course, our chief goal is the safety of our workers, but that’s just part of the social sustainability benefits we’ve seen from working remotely. Since the beginning of the pandemic, our reduced commuting has achieved a savings of almost fourteen metric tons of carbon emissions per week. According to the EPA, that equals the amount of carbon that would have been produced by powering 1,772,698 smart phones each week, or the weekly carbon-equivalent consumed by 946.4 acres of US forests!

    To learn more about our social and environmental efforts in Coronavirus, click here: https://www.jacob-holm.com/us/en-us/jacob-holm-nonwovens/news/2020/2020-05-04/

    Staying Home for Safety – and Sustainability

    The coronavirus pandemic has changed our world, but a time of change is also a time of opportunity. Jacob Holm…

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    Building Community through the United Way’s Homework Diner

    Employees at Jacob Holm’s Candler, NC, plant advance social sustainability by engaging in “Homework Diners,” a program of the United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County. According to the United Way, Homework Diners, which began in late 2016, “are a dynamic, comprehensive strategy that surrounds students and their families with a continuum of coordinated supports including: tutoring, opportunities to build parent-teacher relationships, a free and nutritious meal, connections to community resources and workforce readiness. Jacob Holm employees volunteer as tutors and give ongoing support to local middle school students and their families, continuing virtually even during the COVID-19 crisis. 

    Building Community through the United Way’s Homework Diner

    Employees at Jacob Holm’s Candler, NC, plant advance social sustainability by engaging in “Homework Diners,” a program of the United…

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    Sustainable Products Made with Groundbreaking Technology

    Jacob Holm uses groundbreaking technology and processes to pioneer the use of natural fibers in nonwovens. We began using cotton ten years ago, long before Millennial consumers began developing preferences for natural products. Five years ago, we innovated and patented technology to build the market leading line for dispersible and biodegradable material. As a part of our sustainable processes, cotton fibers are organically grown near our production site and our production site in Soultz, France has completely eliminated waste through recycling, regeneration, and repurposing. We at Jacob Holm make sustainable and innovative products without landfill waste because we care about our local communities and strive to minimize our environmental impact. We are continuously investing in technology to reduce our carbon footprint,

    For the past 10 years we have led the market in sustainability. We were one of the first companies to validate the efforts of our supply chain through the strict requirements of GOTS, SFI®, FSC®, and PEFC ™ ensuring that our forests and raw materials are managed and procured responsibly. We also ensure product safety for eco-checks, ISO certification, and many others to provide customers with high quality nonwovens. Our leadership in sustainable fabrics and solutions includes concern for social responsibility and community engagement. At Jacob Holm we continuously strive towards making a difference by caring for the well-being of our employees, our local communities, and working towards making a positive impact on our future.  

    Sustainable Products Made with Groundbreaking Technology

    Jacob Holm uses groundbreaking technology and processes to pioneer the use of natural fibers in nonwovens. We began using cotton…