Identification of environmental risks and minimizing their impact
In larger dyeing and end washing units an environmental improvement plan must be in place to ensure continuous progress towards an ecologically sound production.
Ecologically sound production includes in particular the reduction of use of water and energy, treatment of waste water, air filters, reduction of hazardous ingredients and careful disposal of waste accruing in the production. In all departments that have an environmental impact the responsible persons are made aware of the environmental risks by the STEP auditor. Problems and possible solutions are discussed along the whole supply chain as well as with the local authorities.