Bangladesh / Germany – Textiles and clothing are the leading industry of Bangladesh. For Bangladeshi companies, sustainability is often key to position themselves as responsibly acting businesses and to achieve global success. On 21 January 2016, Prof. Dr. Stefan Mecheels, CEO of the Hohenstein Institute and Jörg Diekmann, Director International sales Hohenstein Institute presented the STeP certificates on behalf of the OEKO-TEX® Association to the management of both companies.
- Third-party certification by OEKO-TEX® affirms environmentally friendly and socially responsible production conditions of Turag Garments & Hosiery Mills Ltd. and Raiyan Knit Composite Ltd.
“We want to congratulate Turag Garments & Hosiery Mills Ltd. and Raiyan Knit Composite Ltd. on realising their vision of sustainable production and social responsibility in such an impressive manner,” says Jörg Diekmann. “In a tough and highly competitive market, it really is an outstanding achievement.”
Indeed, the companies prove their comprehensive commitment with regard to environmental protection, sustainability and social responsibility with their certification in accordance with STeP by OEKO-TEX®. This also enables them to communicate the services they provide in these areas credibly and transparently to the public. For the STeP certification, all company areas with relevance to sustainable production and social conditions were first analyzed using a web-based assessment tool. This included the handling of chemicals and possible hazardous materials, environmental performance measured by using a wide range of criteria, the implementation of an environmental management system, company responsibility in relation to employees, as well as an efficient quality management system and health and safety in the workplace.
Turag Garments & Hosiery Mills Ltd. is one of the leading textile factories in Bangladesh. It was established in 1998 as a small-scale business. By now, it has been expanded into a large scale with good facilities of knitting, dyeing, finishing, cutting, printing, embroidery and sewing. The factory is located on the outskirts of Dhaka city. With the help of cutting-edge technology and its committed and well-trained employees, the company can meet all demands for high quality products. With its strong commitment on sustainable environment to meet the global challenge, the factory is additionally able to meet all ecological compliances and human rights requirements. The company is renowned for producing casual and sportswear with different patterns and sizes of knitted fabrics which are finished with different functions like Wicking, Moisture Management, Anti-Bacterial, Earth & Soil release etc. It also works with special yarns like Coolmax, Polyester, Micro polyester, Modal, Bamboo Cotton, Polyamide Tactel, Suplex etc. As a result of commitment on sustainable production, Turag Garments & Hosiery Mills Ltd has now been awarded the STeP by OEKO-TEX® with collaboration of Gueldenpfennig GmbH to fulfill the stipulated requirements.