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A Global Company Committed to Sustainability

Sustainability isn't just our manufacturing trend—it's our heritage. What began as a company conviction has grown into renewable designs, earth-friendly business practices and a responsibility that has completely transformed how we do business.

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We approach sustainability in three ways

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Product

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Process

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Mission

“Our environment is the corner stone of our operations at Sage Automotive Interiors, and as we look to the future, our focus is to be the #1 preferred sustainable automotive interior supplier in the new world of mobility.”
– Chris Heard, President and CEO of Sage Automotive Interiors
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SUSTAINABLE OFFERINGS

Sage carefully sources several types of yarn that enhance the ability to create sustainable fabrics
based on the needs of each OEM. Experience our sustainable solutions:
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POST-CONSUMER YARNS

made from recycled bottles
biobased yarn

BIOBASED YARNS

partially made out of renewable, natural rawmaterials - 30% biobased resource (MEG) + 70% fossil based (PTA)
post-industrial recycle

POST-INDUSTRIAL YARNS

made from many sources of industrial polyester that have not been sold to the end consumer
wool

WOOL

high-quality eco-fabric that is thermo-regulated and anti-static.
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OCEAN-CLEAN YARNS

protect our waterways and oceans by preventing and removing plastics. There are two ways this is achieved:
1) removing: plastic bottles from our oceans
2) preventing: ocean-bound plastic bottles
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REGENERATED WOOL

upcycles waste that’s either destined for a landfill or generated during production.
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NON-WOVEN LAMINATION

offers a higher loft and good cushioning properties and adds sustainable value by using a fleece lamination.
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ALPACA

only created in natural color/shades, which saves water and energy consumption.
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TAPE WEAVING

utilizes innovative tape materials, woven or knit, to create a handcrafted look; recycled materials can be used
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MONOMATERIAL 3D FABRIC

100% PES three-dimensional knit that connects front and back knitted fabrics with springy threads.
100% foam

MONOMATERIAL FABRIC COMPLEX

100% PES/CoPES fabric complex which can be made out of recycled face fabric, recycled fleece lamination and be united by a CoPES glue.
Dinamica Material Seats
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DINAMICA® BY MIKO

SUEDE AHEAD

Dinamica® by Miko* is a microfibre which is produced in part by using recycled polyester (the recycled content varies according to the product line and application, click here) without the use of organic solvents** but using a water-based process. This Italian-designed suede is suitable for a variety of applications: seat, back, headrest, armrest, dashboard, rear parcel shelf, door panels, headliner, pillars and sun visor. Miko is Dinamica’s brand heritage and continues to play a big role in growing the brand in the EMEA region with production of Dinamica at the Miko plant. Today, Sage has expanded our manufacturing footprint for Dinamica beyond Italy and into North America and China.

DISCOVER DINAMICA Right Arrow *Miko is a Sage company based in Italy that manufactures luxury textile suedes.
**For example, DMF and trichloroethylene that can be used to manufacture synthetic materials.
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Sage's
International Reach

Sage has over 30 corporate and partner locations across the globe. Our combined sustainability measures are making an impact across the world.

Plants
  • Abbeville, SC USA
  • Avalon, SC USA
  • Cotton Blossom, SC USA
  • Gayley, SC USA
  • Sharon, SC USA
  • Lerma, México
Split arrow icon WASTE DIVERTED FROM LANDFILLS

2,933,283 lb

1,330,515 kg


Recycle icon WASTE RECYCLED, REUSED OR TURNED INTO ENERGY

7,787,209 lb

3,532,219 kg

Factory icon REGIONAL ECO EFFORTS

Abbeville Plant: 7% reduction in water consumption per yard of Dinamica® product produced

Avalon Plant: reusage of chilled water blowdown to cool and fill cooling tower

Gayley Plant: addition of thermostatically controlled valves to reduce waterflow to what is essential for cooling the air compressors

Sharon Plant: recycling selvage yarn, which is shipped to a local facility that recycles the polyester yarn for other applications

Lerma Plant: active residual water treatment plant that incorporates recycled water into processes

Plants
  • SAGE Arujá, Brazil
Split arrow icon WASTE DIVERTED FROM LANDFILLS

630,855 lb

286,165 kg


Recycle icon Sunlight chart percentage % ENERGY CONSUMPTION FROM RENEWABLE SOURCES
Factory icon REGIONAL ECO EFFORTS

Using recycled paper for sample cards

Selling oil waste to refining facility for reuse

Making packaging from recycled product materials

Plants
  • Apollo, Italy
  • MIKO, Italy
  • Laroque d’Olmes, France
  • Strakonice, Czech Republic
  • Agullent, Spain
  • Timisoara, Romania
Split arrow icon WASTE DIVERTED FROM LANDFILLS

2,842,955 lb

129,543 kg


Recycle icon WASTE RECYCLED, REUSED OR TURNED INTO ENERGY

1,182,756 lb

536,489 kg


Recycle icon WASTE RECYCLED, REUSED OR TURNED INTO ENERGY
Sunlight chart percentage Sage's 2 plants in Italy both use 100% renewable energy and average 12% from photo voltaic.
Factory icon REGIONAL ECO EFFORTS

Apollo Plant: using SEAQUAL® YARN* in production for Fiat Panda

Miko Plant: achieving carbon neutrality (Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions)

Laroque d’Olmes Plant: reusing the heat from the stenter

Agullent Plant: installing air barriers to optimize air conditioning consumption and reduce energy consumption

Timisoara Plant: utilizing a closed circuit for cooling

Strakonice Plant: purifying nearby river water and using it in plant processes

*SEAQUAL® YARN is a high quality 100% post-consumer recycled polyester yarn containing SEAQUAL® MARINE PLASTIC
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sustainability: the standard
at every plant, Everyday

Sage's overall efforts toward minimizing our environmental footprint are made evident by efforts activities in each of our global locations.
Sage Automotive Interior's plants always:

Energy Icon USE ENERGY EFFICIENTLY TO CONSERVE NATURAL RESOURCES

Recycle Icon CONSERVE NATURAL RESOURCES BY REDUCING, RESUING AND RECYCLING MATERIALS

Water Icon UTILIZE SMART, INNOVATIVE WATER MANAGEMENT AND CONSERVATION

Cloud Icon MINIMIZE EMISSIONS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO CLIMATE CHANGE

Tree Icon REGULARLY REVIEW ENVIRONMENTAL OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE

Hand Icon SUPPORT LOCAL COMMUNITES WITH VOLUNTEERISM

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A QUALIFIED PARTNER IN SUSTAINABILITY

We are recognized by the industry's leading organizations as a green partner with superior corporate responsibility.

Certifications

Award 1

EcoVadis

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EPD-BS8001

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FCA

Self-Assessment
Award 1

IATF 16949:2016

REGISTERED THROUGH DQS, INC.
Award 1

ISO 14001:2015

REGISTERED THROUGH DQS, INC.
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ISO 14040-14025

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ISO 17025:2017

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ISO 22301

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ISO 45001:2016

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ISO 50001:2018

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ISO 9001:2015

REGISTERED THROUGH DQS, INC.
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ISO 27001

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ISO 8000

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SAI

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NQC-SAQ4

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CERTIFICATIONS SAGE HAS ACHIEVED

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CERTIFICATIONS SAGE IS ACTIVELY PURSUING

Awards

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2022 200+ Million
Bottle Award

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2020 Safety Award

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Excellence in Corporate
Responsibility Award

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Safety Performance
Recognition Award

2020 Award Partnership for
Renault Zoe - Recycled Seatbelts

The journey continues...
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The Full Story

Download the complete report to learn more about Sage's global sustainability commitment.

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