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As the world continues to face major climate challenges affecting people and lives all over the world, solutions and technologies that can alleviate the consequences are in high demand. At Gabriel, we have always been mindful of the environment, and across centuries sustainability has been the red thread that weaves our story together. Our commitment is rooted in a strong sense of responsibility: to our surroundings, to people, and to those who come after us.

Openness creates change
Transparency, openness, and honesty are guiding principles for our sustainability effort, and we always document that what we say is actually what we do. We firmly believe that sharing experiences and knowledge has the power to spur a positive development, where we learn from each other, get inspiration from others, and are encouraged to constantly aim higher.

“In 2021, the demand for sustainability is higher than ever before and continues to grow. Gabriel is committed to proactively contributing to this development, and there is no doubt that Gabriel both can and will meet the rising demands and expectations.”

Director of CSR & Quality, Kurt Nedergaard

Leading the way
Since the founding of the company in 1851, we have taken countless steps to protect the environment and improve our sustainable practices. In the 1990s, we were the first in the industry to completely eliminate dyes with heavy metals, and in 2010 Gabriel was the first Danish company to get a product Cradle to Cradle Certified® Silver. Being a pioneer takes courage and requires both financial and structural change, but even so we never flinch but always aim to stay one step ahead.

We are carbon neutral
Today, we continue to look for new ways to conserve energy, protect the environment, and reduce our carbon footprint, and in 2019 Gabriel became carbon neutral. All the energy we use come from renewable sources like wind and biomass, and from solar power from our own solar cell park at our dye house in Lithuania. Like sustainability in general, carbon neutrality is not achieved without effort. It marks a significant milestone for us and is the result of many years of hard work and determination.

Look for the eco-label
Finding your way through the sustainability jungle can be hard work, and with our product labels we want to make it easier for our customers to make sustainable choices. We offer the largest selection of eco-labelled fabrics on the market, providing our customers with a documented guarantee that our fabrics meet stringent health and environmental requirements.

Always aiming higher
It is an indisputable fact that nobody is perfect, and at Gabriel we continue to ask ourselves, what we can do better. We are passionate about redefining the way we consume raw materials and resources and consistently research and evaluate new materials and technologies. Our latest initiative is to reduce the consumption of water, energy, and chemicals in our dyeing process. The philosophy is to always aim higher, constantly taking sustainability to the next level.