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10/31/2014 - Rieter New Partner of the Sustainability Initiative „Blue Competence“

As the leading supplier for textile machinery and components, Rieter focuses on low energy consumption and high raw material utilisation in the development of spinning machines. Customers thus profit from sustainably-producing machines. With its sustainability solutions, the Company fulfils the criteria of the VDMA sustainability initiative „Blue Competence“: with immediate effect, Rieter belongs to the circle of the „Blue Competence“ partners.

Rieter is a partner of the sustainability initiative „Blue Competence“

Spinning machinery and components, which allow customers to produce energy-efficient, high-quality yarns, have been the focus of development at Rieter for decades. Rieter machines maximally utilise the valuable raw materials and therefore reduce raw material loss.

The efforts which Rieter has undertaken in recent years to produce sustainable spinning machinery and components are now expressed in the label of the „Blue Competence“ initiative. With fulfilment of the requirements of the sustainability initiative, Rieter has been immediately appointed as a member of „Blue Competence“.

Which measures Rieter has implemented to secure sustainability are to be found in the Sustainability Report. This has been published 2014 for the third time in succession.

 Sustainability Report 2013

Blue Competence

Blue Competence is the sustainability platform of the European machinery and plant construction sectors. More than 400 companies are Blue Competence partners. The partners of the initiative fulfil the eight Blue Competence sustainability criteria and commit themselves to uphold a joint sustainability code. With their corporate responsibility, they want to contribute towards a viable future with sustainable, energy and resource-efficient technologies. For Blue Competence partners, sustainability is a competitive factor.

About Rieter

Rieter is a leading supplier on the world market for textile machinery and components used in short staple fiber spinning. Based in Winterthur (Switzerland), the company develops and manufactures systems, machinery and technology components used to convert natural and manmade fibers and their blends into yarns. Rieter is the only supplier worldwide to cover spinning preparation processes as well as all four final spinning processes currently established on the market. With 18 manufacturing locations in ten countries, the company employs a global workforce of some 4 800, about 24 % of whom are based in Switzerland. Rieter is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange under ticker symbol RIEN. (www.rieter.com)

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Selma Wobben
Marketing Rieter Machines & Systems
Rieter Machine Works Ltd.
Klosterstrasse 20
CH-8406 Winterthur
T +41 52 208 76 38
F +41 52 208 80 61
 machines@rieter.com