All our clients, partners and colleagues are treated with due respect and we accept their individual and cultural differences.
Transparency gives us credibility as a company to our clients, which involves being able to explain what we do and how we do it.
We have an internal Code of Conduct aimed at establishing a common conduct framework, which applies to all employees of Prinsatex Group.
We are a company committed to the preservation of our environment and to people’s future.
We are focused on complying with the sustainable development goals.
In Sedatex, we have measures in place to protect biodiversity and reduce our impact on water consumption, by continuously seeking innovative processes that ensure a responsible and sustainable use.
We work to ensure that future of fashion will be clean, conscious and respectful.
We are a company aimed at delivering efficiency and effectiveness in all our work.
We try to find more effective and innovative solutions and we adapt ourselves to our clients’ resources.
We prioritise creativity and design to stand out from other companies.
We, in Sedatex Group, firmly believe that the company is part of the social and economic development of its nearer community and that’s why we promote advocacy campaigns for different social welfare activities in favour of people at risk of social exclusion through donations and programmes that are an integral part of our company culture by trying to involve all employees.
The active involvement of the company and workers is essential for Sedatex to achieve the set goals. More information:Sustainable Development Goals.
Through our Corporate Social Responsibility team we promote staff involvement in fundraising activities that have a direct impact on social well-being as part of the sustainable development goals set.
To this end, we are seeking key stakeholders of society such as foundations and associations that can help us to achieve our goals with their experience and are part of a local network that have a potentially positive impact.
We understand that since we are living in a global world we have an impact on our nearer environment which also affects other far away places, that’s why we, in Sedatex, have a project to support Latin American communities based on textile education as a tool to improve the lives of women at social risk.
The Project called “Tejiendo futuros” (Knitting our future) works with the NGO Entreculturas and it is based on support of vocational training centres to improve the quality of educational programs in the textile industry to ensure a better entry into the labour market, mainly for women in rural areas. In recent years the project has been lunched in areas of Peru, Bolivia and Argentina and has adapted to target people’s needs and their reality and it covers several processes in textile: from updating creativity and design to sewing and pattern-making.
One of the key points of the company is that its employees involve and take part in this project in a Corporate Volunteer Trip that promotes the transfer of knowledge to the schools that are being supported. The trip creates special bonds with the target communities, and it enhances Sedatex employees to learn, know and be aware of other social realities.
In Sedatex our work aims at ensuring that our fabrics are environmentally friendly and respectful with the social context, the workers who produce them throughout the value chain and also with the communities where the activities are carried out.
We believe that traceability and transparency throughout the value chain are the key to ensure the value chain is ethical and in accordance with our principles.
We keep in mind the safety and health of our products. In Sedatex our products are OEKOTEX STANDARD 100 certified, both for fabrics coming into contact with the skin, and for fabrics for baby garments. Furthermore, our ZDCH “Zero Discharge” commitment and our strict chemicals management policy make it possible for our fabrics to be safe both for our customers and the environment.
Our goal is that 100% of our fabrics come from socially responsible and eco-friendly options. To that end, we are bringing new products with sustainable fibers while developing our usual products towards a more eco-friendly version
In Sedatex we work with two types of cotton: BCI responsible cotton and organic cotton.
Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) (link https://bettercotton.org/) is a global initiative aimed at improving the economic, social and environmental sustainability of cotton, from products to textile fashion brands, including civil society
Sedatex has been a BCI member since 2019 and as intermediaries, we are part of the global impact and support initiatives that lead us to a more responsible cotton sector, helping to increase the Better Cotton flow through our supply chain.
Organic cotton reduces the environmental impact of its production compared to conventional cotton since no harmful fertilizers, pesticides or insecticides and genetically modified seeds are used in the growing of organic cotton. In addition, organic cotton farming is done using conventional farming techniques, which contributes to improved preservation of the environment. Some studies also confirm that organic cotton doesn’t damage the soil, has less impact on the air, and uses 88% less water and 62% less energy compared to conventional cotton. Source. Aboutorganiccotton.org
Through OCS, the Organic Content Standard of Textile ExChange, we certify the traceability of organic matter in our cotton. This 2021 we plan to get the GOTS certification that, besides traceability, it includes environmental and social requirements throughout the value chain of certified fabrics.
In Sedatex, our goal for 2021 is that 80% of our cotton be BCI and 20% be organic cotton.
Currently, all the viscose from Sedatex is environmentally friendly, in other words, it comes from sources classified as Green Shirt Canopy.
Besides this, we work with sustainable viscose with Lenzing Ecovero and Tencel trace, which ensures not only that the fiber comes from responsible and certified sources of wood, but also that the production process meets the highest environmental standards.
By 2021, in Sedatex our goal is that 50% of our viscose be trace sustainable.
Recycled polyester is the most sustainable option using this type of fiber. It is mainly possible to obtain from recycled plastic bottles the polymer with which to manufacture the new yarn. The use of plastic bottles as raw material, in addition to prevent the plastic bottles from reaching the landfill site, reduces the Carbon Footprint associated with the production of polyester.
Global Recycled Standard (GRS) ( is the certification for products containing recycled material from Textile ExChanges. GRS, in a holistic way, it ensures traceability throughout the full value chain in addition to the contents of recycled material, and it also addresses the use of safe chemicals, good social practices and the environmental impact in the production and distribution of certified products. Sedatex has been GRS-certified since 2019.
By 2021, our goal is that 30% of our polyester be recycled.
Transforming the textile industry into a more aware, cleaner and more environmentally friendly industry is a challenge for which we are devoting many resources and efforts.
We are committed to reduce the environmental impact in our production centres, especially in those where wet processes are carried out, in addition to fight against the industry’s opacity by implementing trade policies that require transparency and traceability.
We drew up the Strategic Plan for Sustainability containing all the actions planned for this year 2021, in terms of quality, safety and health of our products as well as in the environmental sphere.
.Water is an increasingly scarce and valuable resource that we must take care of, by improving its consumption efficiency or by improving waste water treatment to ensure it returns to nature in the same or even better hygienic conditions than the original water pumped out.
The Water Footprint is an indicator of the fresh water used, either directly or indirectly. In Sedatex we analyse our water footprint for each production process and we measure the benefit thus obtained resulting from the improvements that are being implemented.
It is worth noting that in 2021 Sedatex will invest in the construction of a new water treatment plant in our headquarters located in Olesa de Montserrat. Our strong commitment with ZDHC’s Roadmap to Zero, Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals Programme , requires that treatment of our wastewater fully guarantees compliance not only with the legally established limits but also with the goals of ZDHC.
Just as we want to improve efficiency in water consumption, we are also committed to improve efficiency in energy resources consumption. This action, along with our energy model shift towards renewable energy sources, will help us to be a cleaner industry with a smaller environmental footprint.
We have installed solar panels in our Massanes plant and we plan to get them installed in the rest of our factories soon. Meanwhile, Sedatex maintains the commitment with the energy distributor that 40% of the energy it supplies comes from renewable sources.
Nowadays, textile waste ends up to a greater extent in landfills. In Sedatex we are committed to the circularity of our industry and we commit ourselves to zero discharge, in other words, to avoid that the waste generated by Sedatex ends up in a landfill.
To this end, waste prevention is enhanced, its reuse as a resource and the selective sorting of all our waste. Likewise, the continuous search for alternatives of managing our waste and active participation in industrial hubs in search of circular economy, are lines of action that will allow us to reach the goal of eliminating landfilling.
The carbon footprint is an environmental indicator that reflects the total emissions, direct and indirect, of greenhouse gases derived from the activities of an organization.
We are currently in the final stage of calculating our carbon footprint in the Olesa factory and we will soon extend this calculation to the rest of the factories.
As a result of knowing our carbon footprint, we will be able to focus our actions to reduce and neutralize our emissions.