At present, there is a variety of certificates, specifications, marks and markings within the textile sector which guarantee the standard of products, whether from a qualitative or an ecological and environmental point of view.
Below you will find a brief description of the main standards we abide to in collaboration with our Clients. We are also available for any further insight related to such information and ready to evaluate any other ecological or environmental regulations required by the market.
By virtue of the principles of clarity and transparency, and following the various “audits” carried out at Tisco in 2013, on 6 February 6 2015 the Intertek certification company published our industrial waste water load and discharge values on the “IPE” (Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs) international platform, as provided for by the Detox agreement.
The IPE is a member of a coalition of NGOs throughout China, promoting a global green supply chain by pushing large corporations to concentrate on procurement and the environmental performance of their suppliers. This “Green Choice Alliance” consumer initiative takes into consideration the environmental performance of manufacturing enterprises while inviting consumers and major brands to exercise their purchasing power to make “green” choices.
Following a fruitful partnership with our primary Clients, Tisco presented and developed several specific national and international documents with the purpose of supporting the most restrictive environmental protection regulations, such as the ZDHC programme (ref .: Project 2020).
The ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals) programme, disclosed in 2011, aims at introducing improvements in the textile supply chains so as to reduce hazardous chemical emissions to zero by the year 2020.
Taking into account the requests coming from our Clients, Tisco, through the monitoring of chemical products, and with the aid of MSDSs, has selected dyes and auxiliaries that are compliant with Proposition 65.
The Proposition 65 (California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act) set of rules is a Californian law passed in 1986 which aims to protect people from the presence of mutagenic and carcinogenic toxic substances in water intended for consumption.
Proposition 65 does not prohibit the use of substances that may be considered dangerous, but imposes the obligation to adequately inform the consumer, making her/him aware of the possible risk she/he may run when purchasing the product.
Taking into account the requests coming from our Clients, Tisco, through the monitoring of chemical products, and with the aid of MSDSs, has selected dyes and auxiliaries that are compliant with the Oeko-Tex declaration.
The Oeko-Tex certification, introduced in 1992, provides for an independent and voluntary authentication of textile products of any kind, audited by the International Association for Research and Testing in the field of Textile Ecology.
The Oeko-Tex control system’s objective is to obtain products free of potentially harmful substances, and analyze any non-textile components in the product’s manufacturing process.
Tisco is aware of the provisions of the Reach Regulation concerning the registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemicals as per EU Regulation no. 1907/2006 published in the Official Journal of the European Union (ref .: Law 396 of 30 December 2006).
All necessary measures have been taken to ensure that the chemical substances contained in the dyes and auxiliaries are perfectly compliant with the Reach regulation and meet its requirements.
Tisco asked each of its Suppliers to take, too, all necessary measures to ensure that the substances contained in the preparations used in their production cycles comply with the Regulation’s provisions.
At present, we can guarantee that any “Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC)” listed and identified in the “candidate lists” published by the ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) is not present in a concentration above 0.1% (weight by weight).
Reach is a European Union Regulation which entered into force on 1 June. 2007 to streamline and improve the former legislative framework on chemicals of the European Union.
The key aim of its implementation is to protect human health and the environment from the risks arising from the use of chemicals.