Maxim in Malaysia receives OEKO-TEX STeP certification
Malaysia’s Maxim Textile Technology is a fully integrated factory supplier, offering services across the entire textile value chain from knitting, dyeing, printing and finishing of fabrics. In addition to having his OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certification, the company now also has OEKO-TEX STeP certification, and explains how this changes its sustainability goals. I am.

Maxim’s strategy focuses on green sourcing and production, to develop environmentally friendly products, ensure safe work areas, and demonstrate to employees and stakeholders the best possible social responsibility in the work environment. , the company selected OEKO-TEX STeP certification, Maxim said. In a press release.

OEKO-TEX STeP certified Maxim Textile Technology outlined its various sustainable advances. Its strategy includes green sourcing, secured through initiatives such as reverse osmosis water systems that reduce water usage. With STeP certification, you can now identify areas that need strengthening and develop a corresponding action plan.

“This will improve trust with our customers, increase customer loyalty, reduce operating costs, improve employee satisfaction and enhance our reputation in the global market,” the company said in a statement. Ta.

Important steps taken to increase sustainability include the installation of a complete reverse osmosis (RO) water system, which helps reduce water usage by 50 percent in daily operations. Additionally, a Chemical Management Committee has been established within the facility focused on sourcing and promoting green chemistry within the laboratory and for production. All chemical purchases undergo RSL/MRSL evaluation, including sample approval, before being approved for use in your facility.

During the STeP certification process, Maxim encountered several challenges, the main ones being chemical and environmental management. This was due to the production and use of chemicals that can have significant impacts on the environment, including greenhouse gas emissions, water pollution, and land degradation. The solution was to communicate with business partners by sharing sustainability goals and action plans. We work with our business partners and stakeholders to focus on green procurement, which eliminates the use of materials that have a negative impact on the environment. In the meantime, Maxim is developing internal sustainable purchasing options guidelines for committees, buyers, and business partners. TESTEX provided the best guidance during the certification process.

Since implementing the OEKO-TEX STeP initiative, the company has witnessed a number of positive changes. Social responsibility practices within the facility have improved markedly, and employee and customer satisfaction levels have increased alike. At the same time, process costs have also been reduced, coupled with safer manufacturing working conditions. This initiative has also increased machine availability and further improved product quality. Harmony has become a feature of the work environment, and employee hospitalizations are steadily decreasing. Moreover, these beneficial changes have emphasized the company’s commitment to responsible operations and quality assurance, further enhancing the company’s reputation on a global scale. This comprehensive approach has proven critical in guiding the company towards increased efficiency and global recognition, the release added.

The STeP evaluation required Maxim to provide more detailed data than other platforms. Through STeP certification progress, facilities can identify gaps and improvement or implementation needs in each area. Further goals include improving air emissions quality and environmental performance. To help achieve these goals, an impact calculator was used to identify actions needed for improvement from the carbon footprint report. Maxim also plans to introduce the OEKO-TEX Made In Green label.

“With the OEKO-TEX STeP certification, we have been able to expand our market based on sustainable transparency and convince our customers of the reliability of our products. The program also helped us identify areas of weakness and improve our operational and social labor management so that we can remain competitive in the market and gain trust and confidence from our stakeholders and customers. This will ensure that Maxim pursues its goals for a sustainable world.” General Manager Ma Ching Fat.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (NB)

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