Coats

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Who we are

Coats is the world’s leading industrial thread company. Headquartered in the UK, we have a workforce of 17,000 in some 50 countries, across six continents around the world.

In this section, you will find everything you need to know about Coats - who we are, how we operate and our vision as a company.

Coats is the world’s leading industrial thread company. Coats’ pioneering history and innovative culture ensure the Company leads the way around the world. We provide complementary and value-adding products, services and software solutions to the Apparel & Footwear (A&F) industries. We apply innovative techniques to develop high technology Performance Materials (PM) threads, yarns and fabrics in areas such as Transportation, Telecoms and Energy, and Personal Protection.

A key part of our Company purpose is to make a better and more sustainable world.

This report details how we deliver our purpose to support our customers, their industries, our shareholders, our people and the communities in which we operate.

We are achieving this by focusing on three key areas:

Talent – our people are our greatest asset and we continue to invest in their development to enhance their specialised skills and acquire new ones through our ever-growing digital learning platform and peer-to-peer sessions led by internal experts

Textiles – we develop innovative textile solutions to enhance people’s lives, touching everything from sewing thread to fibre optic cables

Technology – we embrace new, emerging and disruptive technologies to penetrate markets with new and improved textile applications and material solutions that are more sustainable and functional

Our vision

Our vision is to be the world’s leading industrial textiles company delivering innovation, digital solutions and sustainable value to all stakeholders

Our goals and culture

GOALS

Our primary goals as an organisation are:

  • Profitable sales growth
  • Increased productivity
  • Delivering value

These goals will be delivered on the basis of strong foundations and a set of principles and priorities.

FOUNDATIONS

These are critical and all of our work is built upon them.

  • Safety
  • Compliance
  • Sustainability
  • Performance
  • Speed
  • Agility
  • Technology

PILLARS

These are the basis on which our decisions are taken and priorities set:

  • Innovation
  • Sustainability
  • Digital
  • Acquisition

PRINCIPLES

These are a guide to how we behave with each other:

  • Energy for change
  • Respectful and inclusive
  • Freedom to operate
  • Openness and honesty
  • Positive teamwork