WE TAKE CARE OF OUR PLANET
Being a sustainability-oriented company is an ethical behavior, a moral commitment and a “license” of responsibility that we don’t want to ignore.
The path is not at all trivial because it requires the adoption of behaviors functional to the achievement of precise environmental, social and economic standards. The awareness that natural resources are limited and that safeguarding the planet is a duty towards future generations, motivate our commitment to research and selection of the best technologies and raw materials. Attention to environmental issues has always been an integral part of our corporate culture. ITP is particularly attentive to the processing of the product for the relationship it has not only with human health and well-being but also with the environment.
We have decided to invest in the field of eco-sustainability and traceability by obtaining the OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 Class 2 CERTIFICATION.
Through this certification all the yarns are tested to guarantee the absence of substances harmful to health. A periodic control system by the authorized national body guarantees the continuous verification of compliance with the ecological parameters that have become fundamental for all the major international brands and for anyone who cares about the health and safeguarding of our planet.
Membership of the OEKO-TEX® brand today also represents an assumption of responsibility towards the “Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC)” project, an initiative of international brands aimed at eliminating dangerous chemical products from textile production processes within 2020.
ITP meets the requirements listed in Article XVII of the REACH Regulation.
REACH is a European Union regulation concerning the registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemical substances. The main purpose of the regulation is to improve the knowledge of the dangers and risks arising from chemical substances and at the same time maintain and strengthen the competitiveness and innovative capacities of the European chemical industry.
Chinese legislation GB/T
ITP has adhered to the Chinese legislation GB/T. The GB standards are the Chinese national standards issued by the Standardization Administration of China (SAC), are applied nationally throughout China and define the requirements related to product safety and quality.
FSC CERTIFICAtION® (FSC-cc150081)
In 2019 ITP obtained the FSC CERTIFICATION for VISCOSE. The FSC® certification is a specific international certification for the forestry sector and the products – wood and non-wood – derived from forests.
The FSC® certification mark guarantees that the entire wood-paper supply chain certified for its standards derives from an environmentally friendly, socially useful and economically sustainable forest management. There are two types of FSC® certification: the FSC® Forest Management certification for forest owners and managers and the FSC® Chain of Custody (CoC) certification for forest products processing and / or trade companies, among these companies that produce viscose obtained from the “pulp” of wood, used in spinning for the production of fabrics for clothing, underwear and furniture.
GRS CERTIFICATION for POLYESTER and NYLON.
The Global Recycle Standard (GRS) is promoted by Textile Exchange, a non-profit organization that promotes responsible and sustainable development in the textile sector at an international level. With this standard, Textile Exchange recognizes the fundamental importance of recycling for the growth of a sustainable production and consumption model, aims to favor the reduction of resource consumption (virgin raw materials, water and energy) and to increase the quality of recycled products. All products that are composed of at least 20% pre-consumer and post-consumer recycling materials can be GRS certified.
The standard contains both ecological and social criteria and involves the entire textile production chain.
The ecological criteria include a ban on the use of toxic heavy metals, formaldehyde, aromatic solvents, GMOs and other enzymes; the ban on the use of chlorine-based bleaches; the ban on the use of azo dyes.
Natural materials must be tracked and separated from conventional fiber products throughout the manufacturing process. Companies must comply with an environmental protection policy with specific objectives and procedures aimed at minimizing consumption and waste.
Raw materials, semi-finished products and final textile products must not contain any type of toxic or harmful substances.
The social criteria instead provide that all producers and all those who take part in the processing phases must meet the minimum requirements established by the ILO (International Labor Organization).
The conditions of safety in the workplace and the rules of hygiene must be respected.
There must be no form of labor exploitation, wages must be adequate to guarantee dignified living conditions, there must be no discrimination or irregular forms of employment.
EUROPEAN FLAX CERTIFICATION
This certification bears witness to ITP’s commitment to preserve, protect and promote a typically European agricultural and fiber production, its regional specificity, its environmental and social sustainability and its intrinsic and non-relocatable know-how.
European flax is grown in a large coastal strip of Western Europe that extends from France to Belgium and the Netherlands, from Caen to Amsterdam.
Linen is the only vegetable textile fiber native to the European continent.
Its excellence is due to a unique combination of factors: the natural and humid oceanic climate, the low thermal density of flax, the fertile soil and the experience of local growers.
The European Flax® certification guarantees the origin and traceability of the flax fibers used for textile production. In particular, it certifies the use of flax fibers from European crops with the following characteristics:
• no irrigation (99.9% certified by CELC)
• no use of GMOs
• rotation of plantations
• reduced use of fertilizers and pesticides
• natural maceration in the field
• carbon sink: holds 400,000 tonnes of CO2 each year
• no waste – all the plant is used
• fully mechanical extraction of the fibers (scutching)
• compliance with the rules of the International Labor Organization throughout the supply chain