Sustainability

From a trend, to a strategy, to an economic factor.

True to the motto “Reuse, Reduce, Recycle”, companies succeed in making the world a little more sustainable every day:

Reality Check:
  • Reduction of CO2 emissions through efficient processes

  • Use of renewable resources and energy

  • Product life cycle extension and recycling

  • Innovative thinking and inclusion to realize our full potential without wasting valuable resources

The textile sector was the third largest source of water pollution and land use in 2020, contributing to the overconsumption of resources and the emission of greenhouse gases and waste.
On average, a piece of clothing is worn four times before it is thrown away.
The production of one cotton T-shirt requires about as much water as a person drinks in 2.5 years.
35% of the primary microplastics that enter the environment come from washing synthetic textiles.
More than 14 million tons of microplastics have already reached the bottom of the ocean in this way.
The average European buys almost 26 kg of textiles every year and throws away 11 kg of them. 87% of old clothes are burned or end up in landfills.

At Weissengruber-Textil we always strive for the highest quality and fair treatment of each other, our customers and suppliers and of course our environment. We have been pursuing many certifications for years, others are currently being developed. We have been ahead of the current state of requirements for decades.

With our current project, the Green Button, we are taking further necessary steps towards a more sustainable society.

coming soon...

Green Button

We are currently working intensively on Green Button certification. We plan to implement in 2024.

This confirms our support of human rights and environmental protection in our business activities in every link of our supply chain.

Further information at: https://www.gruener- Knopf.de

Global Organic Textile Standard

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is a globally applied textile processing standard for organic fibers. The GOTS certification covers the entire textile supply chain and extends from processing to trading. For this purpose, on-site inspections are carried out annually.

Our products only receive the label if all companies involved in the supply chain pass inspections and meet the social and quality criteria. Social criteria include ethical business conduct, responsible practices, protecting the health and rights of employees.

The GOTS logo guarantees the use of organic fibers and that only environmentally friendly, tested chemicals are used, and of course the environmentally and socially responsible production of the textile.

Further information at: https://global-standard.org/de

Our certificates

OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100

The OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 is one of the world's best-known labels for substances tested for harmful substances. All components of our certified items were tested for harmful substances and could be classified as harmless. By fulfilling this seal, we guarantee the highest product safety and quality, which go beyond legal standards.

Further information at: https://www.oeko-tex.com/de/unsere-standards/oeko-tex-standard-100

OEKO-TEX STANDARD MADE IN GREEN


The OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 is one of the world's best-known labels for substances tested for harmful substances. All components of our certified items were tested for harmful substances and could be classified as harmless. By fulfilling this seal, we guarantee the highest product safety and quality, which go beyond legal standards.

Further information at: https://www.oeko-tex.com/de/unsere-standards/oeko-tex-made-in-green

SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit)

SMETA ist ein Auditing-Verfahren, das von der Organisation Sedex (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) entwickelt wurde, um die Einhaltung von Arbeitsrechten, Gesundheits- und Sicherheitsstandards, Umweltstandards und Geschäftsethik in der Lieferkette zu überprüfen.

Es hilft dabei Standards für Arbeit, Gesundheit und Sicherheit, Umweltleistung und Ethik im Betrieb oder am Standort eines Lieferanten zu verstehen. Wir erhalten Unterstützung durch einen Korrekturmaßnahmenplan, der Arbeitnehmer vor unsicheren Arbeitsbedingungen, Überarbeitung, Diskriminierung, niedriger Bezahlung und Zwangsarbeit schützt.

Weitere Infos auf: https://www.sedex.com/solutions/smeta-audit/

amfori BSCI

Amfori BSCI has set itself the goal of improving the supply chain and summarizes 11 principles in a code of conduct that lead to the achievement of these goals. This includes, among other things, fair pay for workers, the prevention of child labor, transparency, as well as gender and diversity. Together we ensure the continuous improvement of our processes in social and economic terms. Conversely, we are supported in these goals by monitoring and audit tools and similar programs as well as training and workshops to improve our supply chain.

Further information at: https://www.amfori.org/

Declaration of Policy

Sustainability report

Read our current sustainability report 2022!

We at Weissengruber Textil have tried to reflect this as accurately as possible in our sustainability report and are constantly improving our performance.

You can read below about the steps we have already taken to contribute to a sustainable environment and fair coexistence!

Liste Beschaffungsländer

Wir beschaffen unsere zertifizierten Produkte zu 100% aus Pakistan

Lasani Pulli Nähe Khayaban Gardens, Sargodha Roaad Faisalabad, Faisalabad .

We have made quality our habit.

It’s not something that we just strive for

– we live by this principle every day.

A place for your Feedback!

We are aware that as a company we have to take responsibility for our supply chains and are working hard to continuously improve them. If you are directly or indirectly affected by our production or supply chain and would like to share experiences or complaints, we encourage you to share them with us or confidentially! Thank you for your trust!

This is how we protect your interests and our environment!

We have developed two options how you can give us feedback!

Option #1

Anonym and condfidential!

By filling out this form, you can discuss your suggestions for improvement potential, your complaint or information about violations in our production or supply chain in complete confidence so that the problems can be followed up objectively. Since we want to encourage this kind of exchange, you can of course remain anonymous!

Option #2

If you would like to address your concerns directly to us, you can also do so via the online form:

We also welcome your feedback and suggestions by mail at
office@weissengruber-textil.at!