Yeşim Textile, which adopted it as a principle to carry out transparent production in a way to be trusted by public within the framework of conditions of sustainable production, also continues to be approved by various independent institutions in this regard. Having the SA 8000 certificate as the most prestigious document in social compliance since 2005, Yeşim Textile has recently been the first and only Turkish company as it has been recently awarded the certificate of OEKO-TEX STEP (Sustainable Textile Production) which is one of the most important commitments for sustainable production.
The purpose of the OEKO-TEX STEP certificate is to ensure continuous presence of environmentally friendly production processes, quality management, and safety and socially appropriate working conditions in production facilities operating in the textile sector. The certificate is only given to companies that are good models with integrated works in this area as a result of carrying out of audits.
As a result of audits performed by Hohenstein certification body from 5 to 9 October, Yeşim Textile has been eligible to be awarded the certificate at the 3rd level. So, it has proved once again that it is a worldwide supplier which is environmentally friendly and able to respond to the demands of production and social responsibility.
What is STEP- Sustainable Textile Production?
It is an independent certification system for brands, retailers and manufacturers which are in the textile chain and aiming at having sustainable production conditions in a transparent and sustainable way to be trusted by public.
The purpose of the STEP certification is to ensure continuous existence and implementation of the environmentally friendly production processes and socially acceptable working conditions. The dynamic development of the STEP makes it possible to continuously increase not only environmental performances and social responsibilities of certified companies but also efficiency. The certificate paves the way for them to reach the most competitive position in the market.
During audits which start with comprehensive analysis and evaluation of sustainable production conditions, the six issues considered are as following: Chemicals and use, environmental protection, environmental management, social responsibility, quality management, health and safety.