Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Shenghong fiber fabric workshop bags Oeko-Tex certificate
Shenghong fiber fabric workshop bags Oeko-Tex certificate
29
Aug '14
The New Fiber Fabric Workshop textile division of the Shenghong Group has become one of the first companies in China to be awarded STeP by OEKO-TEX certification for its environmentally friendly and socially responsible production conditions.

"In China, the issues of sustainability and environmental protection are becoming increasingly important as more and more people become concerned with the environment and their health," notes Adrian Meili, lead auditor with Testex AG, Zurich. On 23 June 2014, Meili and his fellow auditors Kit Zhao, Gavin Geng Jun Xin and Richard Li Chao from the Testex representative office in Shanghai presented the STeP certificate to Junsong Tang (Production General Manager) and his team on behalf of the OEKO-TEX Association.

"This demonstrates once again that the issue of sustainability is gaining in importance throughout the globe. Today, we congratulate the Shenghong Group - New Fiber Fabric Workshop for the exemplary implementation of their sustainable company philosophy," continues Meili. "The example they have set shows that prudent and responsible actions pay off in even the most highly competitive markets."

Allen Xueqian Zhao (Product Site Manager), who is in charge of the certificate directly, is himself also convinced that the measures undertaken in line with the STeP certification were worthwhile: "Of all of the benefits that the certification brings to our company, the most crucial factor is that we are one of the first operations in our country to receive the certificate. This allows us to demonstrate the pioneering role that we are playing in the restructuring and retrofitting of traditional companies in the industry to ensure environmentally friendly and sustainable production.

"Hopefully, this will help inspire even more companies in the regional and national textile industry to follow our lead and learn more about our company, and encourage more collaborations with other companies at home and abroad. At the same time, however, we hope to provide inspiration for the Chinese industrial sector as a whole and all of its regions, because environmental protection is such an important issue for all of us."

"For the STeP certification, all of the areas of the company that were of relevance with regard to sustainable production processes and social working conditions were first analysed using a web-based assessment tool," explains lead auditor Adrian Meili.

This included an assessment of the handling of chemicals and possible hazardous materials, environmental performance measured using a wide range of criteria, the implementation of an environmental management system, company responsibility in relation to employees, efficient quality management and safety in the workplace.

During the subsequent audit of the production facilities, the information recorded by Shenghong was verified by OEKO-TEX and made into a detailed audit report. To reduce energy and heating costs, the company insulated all heat conducting pipes and the bulk of its dyeing machinery. All wastewater is checked and measured by a state laboratory on an ongoing basis. Naturally, the STeP provision regarding the handling of wastewater is fulfilled, thus meaning that the objectives of the ZDHC initiative are also accounted for in the certification.


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 20th Jul 2017

Provide safety net for cotton growers: Congress to Trump

A bipartisan Congressional coalition has called attention of...

Courtesy: ITMF

Textiles | On 20th Jul 2017

ITMF'17 themed on tech, trade, climate in disruptive times

The International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF), an...

Textiles | On 20th Jul 2017

RIL’s Q1 FY18 petrochemicals revenue up 22.9% y-o-y

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has reported its financial...

Interviews View All

Neel Sawhney
One Friday

‘The share of kidswear segment in the online sector is still small in...

Rahuul Jashnani
Jashn

‘Online economy has changed the whole dynamics of buying habits.’

Headhonchos
Textiles & allied industry

Textiles industry is always in the forefront in accepting latest technology

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Nisha Chanda
Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

<div>A lack of upgraded courses in costume designing and fashion as per...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

July 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search



X