Sus­tainab­le textile

Our sup­ply chains 

Risk-based sup­ply chain management

Sus­taina­bi­li­ty in the tex­ti­le indus­try means much more than just pro­ces­sing eco­lo­gi­cal­ly pro­du­ced cot­ton. It poses dif­fe­rent chal­len­ges for com­pa­nies at every sta­ge of the value chain. This inclu­des, among other things, com­pli­an­ce with human rights due dili­gence or the avo­id­ance of nega­ti­ve sources of envi­ron­men­tal impact along the sup­ply chain.

We take a risk-based approach to our sup­ply chain manage­ment. The basis for mea­su­res and requi­re­ments is the coun­try risk ana­ly­sis. Depen­ding on the level of coun­try risk, sup­pliers must meet cer­tain requi­re­ments in order to work with us. 

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Raw fab­ric

We buy about a third of our raw fab­ric from just next door: At a spin­ning and wea­ving mill that belon­ged to our com­pa­ny until 2011 and is only two rol­ling doors away. → learn more

Dyes and auxiliaries

Without dyes, the­re can be no colou­red, high-per­for­mance fab­rics – the selec­tion and use of the necessa­ry che­mi­cals are car­ri­ed out by us with spe­cial care and due con­si­de­ra­ti­on of eco­lo­gi­cal standards.

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Living Wage Project

Ket­tel­hack par­ti­ci­pa­tes in the Part­ners­hip Pro­ject on the topic of living wages. Wit­hin the frame­work of a Living Wage Lab,…

Report on the Review Pro­cess published!

With the review pro­cess, the Tex­ti­le Part­ners­hip has deve­lo­ped its own imple­men­ta­ti­on stan­dard and repor­ting for­mat for due dili­gence. The…

We are con­vin­ced that only the joint initia­ti­ve of all sta­ke­hol­ders in the tex­ti­le value chain can lead to a holistic imple­men­ta­ti­on of sus­taina­bi­li­ty in the tex­ti­le industry.

That is why Ket­tel­hack joi­ned the Part­ners­hip for Sus­tainab­le Tex­ti­les in 2015. As part of our mem­bers­hip, we get invol­ved, for examp­le, by par­ti­ci­pa­ting in various working groups or through bila­te­ral exchan­ge with other mem­bers.
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“Only when all par­ti­ci­pants pull tog­e­ther and mutual­ly sup­port one ano­t­her can we imple­ment sus­taina­bi­li­ty as a gui­ding princip­le in the tex­ti­le indus­try. The jour­ney is the goal: to achie­ve eco­lo­gi­cal, eco­no­mi­c­al and social impro­ve­ments along the ent­i­re value-added chain.” 

Jes­si­ca Bur­win, Sus­taina­bi­li­ty Manager

Our sup­ply chains

Sus­taina­bi­li­ty in the tex­ti­le indus­try poses dif­fe­rent chal­len­ges for com­pa­nies at each sta­ge of the value chain.

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Part­ners­hip for Sus­tainab­le Textiles

The Part­ners­hip for Sus­tainab­le Tex­ti­les aims to achie­ve social, eco­lo­gi­cal and eco­no­mic impro­ve­ments along the value chain.

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Fairtra­de cotton

Fairtra­de aims to make a signi­fi­cant con­tri­bu­ti­on to jus­ti­ce along the tex­ti­le sup­ply chain.

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CSR stan­dards

About this report

This digi­tal sus­taina­bi­li­ty report meets the requi­re­ments of the EMAS Regu­la­ti­on and com­plies with the requi­re­ments of GRI 4 of the Glo­bal Repor­ting Initiative.

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CSR stan­dards

EMAS Envi­ron­men­tal Statement

As a regis­tered com­pa­ny in the EMAS regis­ter, we are obli­ged to publish an envi­ron­men­tal state­ment. → Here are all the details from our cur­rent envi­ron­men­tal statement.