A challenge we can’t afford to ignore
The recent weather-related disasters make very clear that nowadays nobody can afford to ignore the challenge of climate change. We are aware that the textile industry is globally one of the major polluters, we have started to implement changes in the way we do business to mitigate our impact on the earth’s natural habitats and its resources. Undoubtedly, it is going to take time to change this industry, but we are determined to be part of the solution. Here are a few things we’ve started to change; it is very much a work in progress, so visit this page again to check our updates.
Oeko Certified Textiles
An increasing number of our collections are STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified. This international certification ensures that the fabrics have been tested for harmful substances and that the article therefore is harmless for human health.
All our offices use LED lighting, this has several environmental advantages:
- Clean production process doesn’t employ/produce toxic substances.
- Reduced energy consumption.
- Higher luminescence means fewer light fixtures are needed.
- Longer life span.
Our computer network is cloud based. Cloud-based computing can significantly reduce energy consumption, waste, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. According to Microsoft Corporation and WSP Global Inc., cloud computing is 93% more energy-efficient and has 98% lower GHG emissions than on-premises datacenters.
Paperless billing reduces paper usage and shipping carbon footprint. All our accounting is paperless, our customers receive invoices via email or by utilizing your free online account. Payments to vendors and suppliers are also issued digitally whenever possible.
FSC certified catalogs
Benartex’s beloved seasonal catalogs are printed on paper certified sourced sustainably by Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC). The certification ensures that products come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social, and economic benefits.
We have installed a filtered water fountain to reduce the use of plastic bottles.
As of January 2023, we have saved over 34,000 plastic bottles.