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Table 3 The four identified areas of sustainability activities and examples of the activities and stated goals

From: Truly sustainable or not? An exploratory assessment of sustainability capability of textile and apparel corporations in China from the moral responsibility perspective

Areas Examples of sustainability activities Examples of stated goals related to the activities
Environmental protection Energy consumption and emission Optimizing energy structure and gradually increasing use of clean energy (e.g. Shenzhou International Group Holdings Limited)
Eco-friendly product development Reducing use of dyes or chemicals (e.g. Huafu Top Dyed Melange Yarn Co., Ltd.)
Nature improvement Planting trees (e.g. Jingwei Textile Machinery Co., Ltd.)
Labor relations Health and safety Organizing routine examinations of occupational diseases (e.g. Weiqiao Textile Company Limited)
Career development Establishing training institute (e.g. Bosideng International Holdings Ltd.)
Labor rights Establishing communication and complaints system (e.g. Luthai Textile Co., Ltd.)
Operation improvement Quality improvement Certified by ISO 9001 (e.g. Shandong Jining Ruyi Woolen Textile Co., Ltd.)
Business integrity Establishing policies to protect customer privacy (e.g. Bros Eastern Co., Ltd.)
Supply chain management Introducing supplier assessment system (e.g. Youngor Group Co., Ltd.)
Public welfare involvement Donation Donating to rural schools (e.g. Zhejiang Huafon Spandex Co., Ltd.)
Help and support Offering job opportunities to disabled people (e.g. Texhong Textile Group Limited)
Community development Investing in local hygiene facilities (e.g. Zhongyin Cashmere Co., Ltd.)