Amann Group takes the ‘Green­peace’ pledge

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Ger­many-based Amann Group, one of the pre­mium in­ter­na­tional pro­duc­ers of em­broi­dery and sewing threads, is par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Green­peace Detox Cam­paign, which aims to elim­i­nate the use of harm­ful chem­i­cals in tex­tiles. Amann is the first sewing and em­broi­dery threads pro­ducer in the world which has ac­cepted the Green­peace’s Detox com­mit­ment and will in fu­ture cer­tify all its prod­ucts ac­cord­ing to Ap­pendix 6, which is only used within the con­text of STAN­DARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® cer­ti­fi­ca­tion process. The process, how­ever, is an in­de­pen­dent test­ing and cer­ti­fi­ca­tion sys­tem for tex­tile raw ma­te­ri­als, in­ter­me­di­ate and end-prod­ucts at all stages of pro­duc­tion. Amann, which has a uni­ver­sal pres­ence across all the con­ti­nents of the globe, has long been ap­plauded for its high­est stan­dard of eco-friendly pro­duc­tion pro­file. Aware of its re­spon­si­bil­ity to­wards con­serv­ing the en­vi­ron­ment, Amann now joins about 100 other in­ter­na­tional brands and sup­pli­ers, which have signed up for the Green­peace cam­paign since its launch in 2011. The Green­peace ini­ti­ated. ‘Detox Our Fu­ture’ cam­paign that de­mands fash­ion brands to com­mit to zero dis­charge of all hazardous chem­i­cals by 2020 and re­quires their sup­pli­ers to dis­close the re­lease of toxic chem­i­cals from their fa­cil­i­ties to com­mu­ni­ties at the site of the wa­ter pol­lu­tion. En­vi­ron­men­tal­ists have iden­ti­fied 11 groups of chem­i­cals such as per­flu­o­ri­nated chem­i­cals that are widely used in the tex­tile in­dus­try and are of a se­ri­ous con­cern due to their ef­fects on hu­mans and the en­vi­ron­ment. “Green­peace In­ter­na­tional launched the Detox Cam­paign to ex­pose the di­rect links be­tween global cloth­ing brands, their sup­pli­ers and toxic wa­ter pol­lu­tion around the world. It is our pride that Amann Group is the first sewing and em­broi­dery pro­ducer world­wide par­tic­i­pat­ing in Green­peace Detox cam­paign,”

Md. Rokonuz­za­man, MD, Amann Bangladesh Ltd. told Ap­parel On­line. An im­por­tant as­pect of Amann Group’s cor­po­rate ac­tiv­ity is deal­ing with the en­vi­ron­ment and its re­sources re­spon­si­bly and sus­tain­ably. To main­tain sus­tain­able prod­uct de­vel­op­ment and so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity, Amann is par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Green­peace Detox cam­paign to build toxic-free fu­ture, where dan­ger­ous chem­i­cals are no longer pro­duced, used and re­leased into our en­vi­ron­ment. “We are proven threads sup­plier in the mar­ket and with this in­clu­sion, we strongly be­lieve that both buy­ers and cus­tomers will de­velop fur­ther con­fi­dence on our threads,” Rokonuz­za­man con­cluded.

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