Today thinking of tomorrowWe are a global player. And the future of the earth is something we don’t play with. Which is why we stand not only for worldwide seam competence, but also for responsibility towards people and the environment. Sustainable production methods are standard for us because that is the only way to make global
Quality is sustainableThinking and acting economically and sustainably are an important part of our corporate culture. For many years, we have been investing in innovative technologies and manufacturing processes at all of our production locations in order to permanently improve our environmental footprint – with noticeable success! For many years now, we have documented our production in accordance with the specifications and guidelines of OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100. In addition, we ensure minimal textile waste during production, low water consumption, highly economical use of dyes and chemicals and compliance with Europe’s REACH chemical directive.
OEKO-TEX®The OEKO-TEX® standard 100 is an independent inspection and certification system which applies for all products and processing stages of the textile value added chain - not just therefore for fabrics and finished textile products, but rather also for yarns, twisted threads, sewing threads and accessories such as buttons or zippers.
The OEKO-TEX® label has long been considered as a worldwide quality security system. Only those are awarded who are able to meet the strict test criteria regarding low pollution and harmlessness. In addition to the general conditions for the certification according to STANDARD 100 by OEKO TEX®, product class-specific requirements must also be met. OEKO-TEX® defines the corresponding product-class-specific limit values and fastnesses in appendix 4. At A&E Gütermann, an effective and comprehensive quality assurance for the highest possible product safety takes priority. For this reason, we actively advocate for the compliance with those limit values and regularly are subjected to audits and certifications by OEKO-TEX®. With success.
The following products of the Industry sector are verifiably below the legally required limits, are free from harmful substances and meet the requirements for the highest product class I - this makes them eminently suitable for clothing items for babies and toddlers up to the age of 3 years: Mara, Maraflex, Mara rPET, Tera, Piuma, Gütermann E, Skala, Princess, Zwilon, Zwibond, Lyocell, Gütermann K, Anesafe, Salta K, Perma Core, D-Core, Amifil, Anebraid, Anecot Plus, Anecot Extra, silk threads and 100% cotton fabrics.
In the Consumer sector, the following products are certified according to OEKO-TEX® product class 1:
- Fabrics (woven fabrics made of cotton, uni coloured and printed as well as knitted fabrics printed made of cotton/elasthane)
- Sewing threads and Embroidery threads (Sew-all Thread, Sew-all Thread rPET, Top Stitch rPET, Miniking, Top Stitch, Extra Strong, Extra Fine, Quilting, Rayon 40, Cotton 30, Cotton 12, Metallic, Glowy 40, Bobbin, Natural Cotton C Ne 40, Natural Cotton C Ne 50, Natural Cotton C Ne 60, Silk S 303, Silk R 753, Tera 180, Metallic Effect Thread, Elastic Thread, Linen Thread, Jeans Thread, Basting Thread, Transparent, Darning Thread)
REACHREACH stands for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. This EU ordinance No. 1907/2006 has been in force since 1st June 2007 in order to harmonise and simplify the laws on chemicals in all member states. As the only sewing thread manufacturer still producing their goods entirely in Germany, A&E Gütermann has strictly adhered to the requirements laid down in the EU ordinance with reference to the registrations, evaluation, auuthorisation and restriction of all chemicals used from the start.
This demonstrates that once again A&E Gütermann is making a contribution to high quality awareness and is adopting ecological responsibility. This is also a major advantage for the numerous clothing manufacturers worldwide who rely on our products and our competence; because they know that they are always on the safe side with A&E Gütermann.
Download: Confirmation letter REACH
Energy ManagementA prerequisite of ISO 50001 certification is the introduction and implementation of a company-specific energy management system which must be continuously optimised. The objective of this is the ongoing improvement of energy certification. A&E Gütermann has been certified according to the Energy Management System (EnMS) based on the ISO standard 50001. This certification includes a detailed analysis of all energy-relevant processes, and defines the energy targets for the years to come.
Download: DIN EN ISO 50001:2011 certificate