The European Commission has announced the winners of the European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE) 2020-2021, which recognise companies that produce maximum economic value with minimum environmental impact.

4 Nov, 2020


The European Commission has announced the winners of EBAE 2020-2021 awards, which recognise companies that produce maximum economic value with minimum environmental impact.

This is how the Spanish company TEJIDOS ROYO has been chosen as one of the six most sustainable companies in Europe! Tejidos Royo S.L.– Winner of the EBAE 2020 Business Process Award

Thanks to its pioneering Dry Indigo® technology, it is now possible to use 0% water in the indigo dyeing process, which achieves ZERO water discharge into the environment. A real milestone in the textile industry that has made them winners of the European Business Award for the Environment, CATEGORY: PROCESS

"This award is a very important recognition of the work and know-how of the entire Tejidos Royo team, without which it would not have been possible. We will continue to work for and with sustainable development in the textile sector, demonstrating that it is no longer the polluting industry it once was".


That's how exciting the moment was when we were given the news:


While presenting the awards, Gilles Gantelet, Director at the European Commission’s DG Environment, said: “This year’s EBAE Winners prove once again that whatever the size of the company, and wherever it is based, economic growth and environmental protection can go hand in hand. These innovative businesses are Europe’s pride, and our allies in transforming the Union into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy where there are no net emissions of greenhouse gases by the year 2050.”

Read more about the 2020-20201 EBAE Winners, Silver Medallists and Rising Stars here.


About EBAE

The European Business Awards for the Environment, an initiative of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for the Environment, recognise businesses that successfully combine innovation, competitiveness and outstanding environmental performance.

The 2020-2021 competition received 94 applications from 16 European countries.


About Tejidos Royo

TEJIDOS ROYO is a family-run textile manufacturing company founded in 1903 in Valencia (Spain), leader in the textile sector in Europe. Its international vocation and a wide commercial network, allows it to export fabrics to customers in more than 30 countries. A vertical business model that includes: Spinning, Indigo, weaving, piece dyeing, special finishes.

As part of their DNA, they are committed to 360º Sustainability covering all levels of the Organisation; Social, Economic, Labour and Environmental. They are committed to innovation and sustainable solutions.


About Dry Indigo

As part of the company's claim - Fabrics with Values - and after more than 10 years of research, Spanish textile manufacturer Tejidos Royo in collaboration with Gaston Systems Inc. and Indigo Mill Designs (IMD) has developed a revolutionary indigo dyeing process, a unique technology in the world which they have named Dry Indigo®. A process that dyes indigo using foam, without using water and, most importantly, ZERO water discharge into the environment. In addition, it reduces the use of chemicals by 89%, reducing energy use by 65% during the process.