The production carried out by every company must meet some parameters of sustainability, both environmental and of corporate social responsibility. To ensure that these requirements are met, in the textile sector there is the worldwide certificate Standard STeP (Sustainable Textile Production), audited and issued by the International Association OEKO-TEX®.
In this respect, Resuinsa has been the first company in the hospitality sector, and one of the few among other sectors, to obtain this certification. To do this, OEKO-TEX® guarantees the compatibility at an international level through standardized criteria that are constantly analysed, assessed and updated.
This certificate is an important added value, since it outlines sustainable production in a transparent and clear manner. In fact, it entails a long process of strict audits and certifications at all of the stages of the manufacturing process: from spinning and weaving to dyeing and sewing.
The dynamic development of the STeP certification allows Resuinsa to continually improve its recognition in environmental protection and social responsibility, as well as in its efficiency and effectiveness.
STeP allows an exhaustive and reliable analysis of the reach of sustainability in six different areas: chemicals management; environmental protection; environmental management; health and safety; social responsibility; and quality. This differentiates it from other systems, which, for the most part, only consider some individual aspects of sustainability.
Likewise, the existing certifications, such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, SA 8000 or OHSAS 18001, can be integrated into the STeP.
The International Association OEKO-TEX® has 15 member institutes and its representation offices are located in more than 60 countries all around the world. The OEKO-TEX® Institutes are accredited centers for research with their own textile analyses which enjoy an extensive knowledge and a long experience in terms of the specific conditions of the textile industry.