23 Jun Resuinsa’s sustainable production is again endorsed by global STeP certification
Customers are increasingly focused on the environment, meaning the hotel sector needs to adapt and develop real actions.
Resuinsa has once again been rewarded for its work in environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility, renewing its STeP certification (Sustainable Textile Production). Awarded by the International Association OEKO-TEX ®, this is the most important accreditation in the textile world and certifies the firm’s manufacturing process as 100% sustainable.
We were the first company in the sector to obtain the seal in 2014, and accreditation is renewed every three years based on stringent audits. This reflects Resuinsa’s commitment to the environment, which ever more hotels and guests are focused on.
‘Sustainability is not a trend; it is long overdue and here to stay. It now represents a standout value for the hotel sector and needs to be fully developed. There has clearly been a shift in how our customers think’, explains CEO, Félix Martí, adding: ‘hotels therefore need to adapt and join forces with other environmentally aware companies in order to attract an increasingly demanding customer base.’
In this sense, we are ensuring a transparent commitment to sustainability with certificates such as STeP. Through the OEKO-TEX ® Òassociation, we guarantee international compatibility in line with standard criteria that are continually and exhaustively analysed, assessed and audited.
A certificate evaluating six areas
STeP also carries out a comprehensive and reliable analysis of the scope of sustainability across six areas: chemicals management; environmental protection; environmental management; health and safety; social responsibility, and quality. In this way, it differs from other systems that generally only consider certain individual aspects regarding sustainability.
‘This is an added value both for us and our customers, since they can be sure we have passed a process of strict audits and certifications over three years across all stages of the manufacturing process,’ states Martí. Certification encompasses spinning as well as weaving, dyeing, cutting and confection.
In addition, the dynamic implementation of STeP certification enables us to continuously improve our reputation for environmental protection and social responsibility. ‘There are no excuses, sustainability must be a priority for all companies in the hotel sector, both for the sake of the planet and to assuage guests’ environmental concerns,’ affirms the company CEO.