Saitex, the eco-friendly denim manufacturer from Vietnam, has received B Corp certification!
Not a surprise from a company that is being hailed as ‘world’s cleanest denim factory’.
After achieving an astounding score of 105.6, Saitex has become the only denim manufacturer in the world to have received this certification. And with this, it has now joined more than 2,500 B Corp-certified firms from across the globe.
Notably, of these 2,500, only 95 are certified in the category of apparel, footwear and accessories.
Delighted over receiving the certification, Sanjeev Bahl, Founder and Chief Executive, Saitex, averred “It is an honour to achieve B Corp certification and join the community of like-minded businesses with shared efforts and commitments to responsible manufacturing.”
So what does B Corps certification mean?
It means a firm perfectly balances purpose and profit. They are legally required to consider the effect of their decisions on their workers, clients, suppliers, community, and the environment, while meeting the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability, as well as aspiring to solve social and environmental problems.
Not resting on the laurels of receiving this certification, Saitex believes it will continue to aggressively invest and innovate in increasingly sustainable and conscious ways of manufacturing.
It is important to note that Saitex’s facility in Vietnam produces, on average, 18,000 pairs of jeans per day and uses a US $ 2 million recycling system on-site – a distinct indication that water consumption for each pair of jeans is largely reduced from 80 litres to 1 litre.