Grupo Kaltex reaffirms its commitment to a more conscious textile industry – Sourcing Journal
During its 95 year history, Grupo Kaltex has been a leader in the Mexican textile industry, always using the highest quality standards, technology and innovation, the best human resources and planet-friendly practices.
The addition of traceability and transparency produces complete trust throughout the company’s supply chain.
As a further step in this direction, the Mexican company has joined the US Cotton Trust Protocol®. Launched in 2020, the program was designed to set a new standard in sustainable cotton production where full transparency is a reality and continuous improvement to reduce our environmental footprint is the central objective.
It is the only system that provides quantifiable and verifiable goals and metrics and drives continuous improvement in six key sustainability metrics: land use, soil carbon, water management, soil, greenhouse gas emissions and energy efficiency. It is also the first sustainable cotton fiber in the world to offer item-level supply chain transparency to all members.
Its core values focus on American Cotton’s legacy of authenticity, innovation, excellence, environmental stewardship, concern for people, and personal and corporate integrity with a measurement-based theory of change. and scientific commentaries.
As a member of the Trust Protocol, Kaltex can be identified as part of a fully transparent supply chain and be selected by brands looking to source cotton fiber from the United States.
This initiative complements other efforts by Kaltex Group throughout its history, such as the investment in technology to preserve the environment and the constant training of its human resources in social programs.
The company operates the San Juan del Río wastewater treatment plant, one of the largest in the world, which allows the reuse of this vital fluid for the irrigation of green spaces and for several industrial processes.
It also carries out recovery programs for materials, such as caustic soda, to prevent it from ending up in sewers. Kaltex Group dhas developed a permanent replacement program for chemicals and dyes that do not comply with environmental regulations.
The company is currently the largest textile mill in the Western Hemisphere. Transparency and traceability are two of its pillars. Since 1986, the company has been exporting to the most demanding markets in Europe, South America, Central America and North America.
Proof of their quality, all the procedures used in production are controlled by nationally and internationally certified laboratories.
To learn more about how the Trust Protocol is setting a new standard in sustainable cotton production, visit www.trustuscotton.org