BOURBON, MO – Imperial Headwear, rated the #1 headwear brand for Private golf facilities for five consecutive years and #1 for Public facilities for the first time ever as reported by the Association of Golf Merchandisers (AGM), announced a new sustainability platform where the brand commits to striving for improvement goals and alignment with like-minded suppliers.
“Sustainability is how we create long term value for our customers and society,” said Mike Wrightson, President of Imperial. “There is not a more important issue than striving toward a safer and better planet.”
Imperial’s platform is based on the pillars of Compliance, Environmental Excellence, Waste Reduction and Energy Conservation:
- Compliance: Comply with all customer, international, federal, local and governmental policies. We will audit for compliance and maintain action plans that ensure that we move forward.
- Environmental Excellence: Strive to create a positive impact on the environment through our business policies and development of our people. Our roadmap will consist of looking for environmentally friendly alternatives in all aspects of our business: raw materials, production methods and production equipment and facilities.
- Waste Reduction: Strive for zero landfill. We will track and develop for month to month and year over year improvements.
- Energy Conservation: Strive do more with less through execution of a vision that continually reduces all resources. We will develop action plans that drive and track continual improvement across all these resources.
Imperial commits to periodically keeping its customers and entire industry updated on their progress toward operating a more sustainable company.
As of January 1, 2022, approximately 33% of the power used in Imperial domestic decoration and USA made visor facilities will be provided by solar energy.
By the end of 2023, Imperial has the ambitious goal to move its best-selling performance fabrics, including the X210P lineup, to 100% recycled polyester. In addition, Imperial also intends on implementing Oeko-Tex®* certified cotton into its collections. Both changes will account for over 75% of products sold and set them on course to make that 100% by the end of 2024.
“The journey towards sustainability and improved environmental responsibility will not be easy and will require many strategic decisions, new ways of thinking and working,” said David Shaffer, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Imperial. “One technology or process will not be the complete answer. It’s more about being bold and having the courage to stand up, make these declarations and begin to align the tactics for our organization and operations.”
About Imperial Headwear
Founded in 1916, Imperial Headwear is the leading manufacturer of premium quality headwear, apparel and accessories for the golf market. Imperial’s products can be found at 97 of the Top 100 and over 70% of the Top 400 golf courses in the United States. The Association of Golf Merchandisers (AGM) has voted Imperial the #1 headwear brand for Private golf facilities for five consecutive years.
Imperial is committed to style, functionality and perfection in fit and comfort. It is this commitment that has allowed the creation of a wide variety of headwear and apparel with quality that is second to none. Renowned for its superior customer service and art customization capabilities, Imperial offers its products using the most innovative fabrics and designs, as well as logo decoration and embellishment technologies.
For further information please visit Imperialsports.com or call (800) 950-1916. Follow Imperial Headwear on Twitter and Instagram at @ImperialHats and on Facebook at facebook.com/Imperialheadwear.