Eco-friendly Textile Finishing
STeP by Oeko-Tex : Sustainable Textile Production
Veramtex becomes the First Benelux STeP-certified company,
the new STeP by Oeko-Tex, demonstrating again
its successful commitment to environmental protection
and sustainable development, as well as its social responsibility,
and that a credible and transparent manner.
The crucial advantage of our process is that over 99,5% of the ammonia is recovered , a level that only Veramtex has succeeded in reaching thanks to its know-how.
So this is a very environmentally friendly process.
While the Oeko-Tex 100 certification guarantees that the fabric is free of hazardous substances, the STeP certification, which can be compared to the ISO 26000 certification, aims to guarantee a production ecology in a very broad sense since this label includes, for example, aspects of chemical management, environmental management and social responsibility.
The STeP audit assigns a level from 1 to 3 (best) in each area, and an overall score. The set is summarized in the received certificate confirming that Veramtex reached overall level 3.
All these efforts will help to items sold to benefit from a "Made in Green" label that will synthesize the feedback of all producers of the textile chain (regularly located in distant countries or even different continents), from spinning to confection. Such traceability and transparency is very recent in the textile industry and even in the general industry (do you know the origin and the ecological performance of the company who builds your car, your desk or even the computer you are using?).
It will enable consumers to better understand the issues of his purchases.