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ISKO Awarded with the OEKO-TEX® STeP Certification

Supporting Responsible Innovation™ through the development and implementation of best practices, ISKO was able to add the STeP by OEKO-TEX® certification to their already existing Nordic Swan and EU Ecolabel certificates.

Fatih Cengiarslanhttps://www.textilegence.com
After completing his Academic English education at the University of Western Australia, Fatih Cengiarslan returned to Turkey to study Online Journalism and Publication at Istanbul Aydin University, and took an eight months training on interactive media at the University of Technology in Lithuania - Kaunas. Cengiarslan then successfully completed the Faculty of Business Administration in Eskişehir Anadolu University. He started to work as a reporter in Referans Gazetesi after completing his internship at CNNTURK. 2 years later he established his own media for the textile industry under the Textilegence brand. Currently, Fatih has been managing Textilegence.com, Printing3D and NEFA PR Agency for 6 years.

ISKO Awarded with the OEKO-TEX® STeP Certification
ISKO Awarded with the OEKO-TEX® STeP Certification

As one of the major players in the global market with their denim fabric production, ISKO continues to certify their high standards in production and product quality. After becoming the first company in the world awarded both the rigorous EU Ecolabel and Nordic Swan Ecolabel, ISKO has recently reached another important milestone in its long-standing responsible journey. A brand of Sanko Tekstil, ISKO has become the first Turkish denim manufacturer awarded with STeP by OEKO-TEX® modular certification system.

The certification results in a powerful tool to implement the company’s Responsible Innovation™ approach. This mindful and holistic vision tackles environmental and social responsibility to reach the goal of a 100% sustainable and ethical denim production, based on three main pillars – creativity, competence and citizenship.

ISKO responsible production certified with STeP

It is within ISKO’s already responsible setting that this certification highlights; where even better choices can be made; aiming at implementing responsible production processes in the long term by assessing six different areas of production conditions. These are Chemicals management, Environmental performance, Environmental management, Social responsibility, Quality management and Health protection and safety at work: together they provide an overall analysis that documents ISKO’s responsible commitment in a clear and complete way.

STeP integrates the independent verification system DETOX TO ZERO by OEKO- TEX®; allowing to determine the status of chemicals management and wastewater quality; in compliance with the goals of the Greenpeace Detox Campaign.

“Responsibility and innovations go hand in hand at ISKO,” explained Ebru Özküçük Güler, ISKO Senior Sustainability and CSR Executive. “To be awarded with such a prestigious certification is proof that one has to look at the big picture;: sustainable actions need to involve and take into account the entire value chain, in the long run; considering not only production steps but also the development of a healthy and safe work environment. It is the perfect ending to a very fulfilling year, we are eager to see what 2020 will bring.”

ISKO™, the leading ingredient brand on a global level; is the first denim producer in the world to be recognized with the Nordic Swan and EU Ecolabel certifications. The company has a production capacity of 300 million meters of fabric per year with 2,000 high-tech automated looms. ISKO has a global presence with offices in 35 countries.

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