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EANS-News: Lenzing as top sustainable company in industry is first wood-based fiber producer with approved science-based targets

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Highlights -

* Carbon reduction target confirmed by Science Based Targets initiative
* Reduction of specific CO2 emissions by 50 percent until 2030
* Vision 2050: Net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050
* Lenzing awarded CSR-Gold status by EcoVadis

Lenzing - The Lenzing Group, a recognized leader in climate action, member of
the CEO Climate Leaders Group of the World Economic Forum and a signatory to the
United Nations Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, recently announced
that it will drastically reduce its CO2 footprint. A first milestone is set for
2030, when Lenzing plans to cut down on CO2 emissions per ton of product by 50
percent compared to a 2017 baseline. For 2050 Lenzing has announced a vision
towards net-zero CO2 emissions.

Zwtl.: Scientific validation of Lenzing's targets

Now a further milestone has been reached: The Science Based Targets initiative,
the most recognized organization in the field of climate-relevant target
setting, has scientifically validated Lenzing's climate target.
Targets adopted by companies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are
considered "science-based" if they are in line with the level of decarbonization
required to keep global temperature increase below 2 degrees Celsius compared to
pre-industrial temperatures. Lenzing is the first wood-based fiber producer,
which has set a science-based target.

"As an industry leader this is our responsibility towards future generations. It
is part of our strategy to drive systemic change and to lead the industry with
credibility", says Stefan Doboczky, Chief Executive Officer of the Lenzing
Group. "Using renewable raw material wood from sustainable forests and
plantations that sequester carbon is a good thing. But we have to go further
than that. At Lenzing, we look beyond fiber and wood and strive to develop and
implement better and greener ways of production throughout the whole supply
chain and also advocate this bold approach to our industry."

Currently, 713 leading companies worldwide and 9 companies in Austria have
committed to science-based targets. Only 305 of them have approved science-based

Zwtl.: EcoVadis awards Lenzing with CSR-Gold status

Another key in 2019 has been Lenzing's award of the Gold CSR (Corporate Social
Responsibility) status by EcoVadis, a leading international provider of business
sustainability ratings. The EcoVadis Supplier Sustainability Rating ranks
Lenzing among the top 1% of companies in its industry based on assessed CSR
indicators in the areas environment, labour practices, ethics, and sustainable

EcoVadis is a provider of business sustainability ratings, intelligence and
collaborative performance improvement tools for global supply chains. Since
2007, EcoVadis has been compiling sustainability scorecards for nearly 55,000
companies in 198 industries and 155 countries.

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Further inquiry note:
Filip Miermans
Vice President Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Lenzing AG
Phone: +43 7672 701 2743

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