Texon elevates sustainability responsibility to director level

Texon, a leader in the footwear business, has strengthened its resolve to achieve zero waste status by 2025 by elevating sustainability to the director level. Boyd Mulder, who most recently became Group Director for New Product Development & Innovation (NPDI) on the Texon Management Team, is now in responsibility of promoting sustainability across the board. Boyd’s new position will require him to seamlessly integrate sustainability into every aspect of Texon’s material solutions and value chain.

Texon stated in February that it would make an effort to reduce its carbon footprint by 50%, use of virgin materials by 50%, ensuring that 90% of waste is recyclable or reused, and reduce water use and waste by 20% over the course of the next five years.

To assist Texon in deliveringBoyd will oversee the organization’s product and marketing team’s global implementation of the company’s strategic roadmap to achieve its objectives. In particular, he will concentrate on enhancing Texon’s product innovation pipeline and making sure the company keeps providing customers with premium material solutions while placing an even greater emphasis on sustainability. Boyd will therefore work at all Texon locations worldwide, but he will mostly be based at the business’s manufacturing facility in Skelton, UK.

The CEO of Texon, Jelle Tolsma, stated: “Our firm has always prioritised operating sustainably, but we strive to do even more. Boyd’s experience in brand strategy and sustainability, as well as his proficiency in managing full-cycle global business teams, will be helpful as we move forward. our environmental efforts. Our aim is to remain at the forefront of our industry – spearheading the manufacture of innovative materials that meet changing industry trends and customer needs, and have a low impact on our planet.”





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