March 23, 2021
In its aim to achieve the highest sustainability standards, Trident Limited, the flagship textile company of Trident Group, a USD 1 billion Indian business conglomerate and a global player, has earned Level-3 STeP by OEKOTEX certification, the highest rating in the world-renowned audit.
STeP by OEKO-TEX® is an independent certification system for brands, retailers and manufacturers from the textile and leather industry. Certification is for production facilities at all processing stages to communicate an organisation’s environmental measures externally in a credible and transparent way.
The audit, held in December 2020, improved the previous audit certification held by Trident Limited based on the company’s recent developments in the area of Social Responsibility, Quality management, Health and Safety, Environmental Management and Environmental Performance. The organisation attained Level-3 in all the areas mentioned before.
Mr. Rajneesh Bhatia, CEO – Home Textiles, India & Global E-Commerce, Trident Limited, said, “At Trident, innovation and responsible manufacturing are equal strategic priorities. This certification is a validation of our endeavours to take into account the entire value chain of production in a way that benefits not just our company but also our communities and the planet. We are committed to continue as a pioneer in sustainable production practices in the Indian textile industry and a partner of choice for our customers.”
According to the audit report, “The management of Trident limited unanimously supports the issue of sustainable production with appropriate resources and sets high targets. The OEKO-TEX® institute was able to assess online questionnaire, perform the audit successfully and with the fullest satisfaction. The cooperation with the company employees was always in the sense of joint success and maximum satisfaction. Trident Limited was able to provide extremely satisfactory answers to all questions regarding exclusion criteria and complies with the highest requirements of STeP by OEKO-TEX® Standard Level 3 with regards to its structures, processes and management systems.”