In 2019 our factory in Turkey and our office in Denmark were all audited for GOTS approval. This means we can produce and deliver GOTS certified garments to all our customers. There is clear consensus that GOTS is a world-leading labeling scheme, which is issued only when strict sustainability, ecology and social responsibility requirements have been met.
The GOTS certification requires that the textile contains at least 95 percent certified organic fibers. Likewise, accessories such as buttons, zippers and velcro must be exclusively from GOTS-approved suppliers. Throughout the manufacturing process, products and auxiliaries must not contain harmful additives such as pesticides, heavy metal pollutants or other chemical agents that are considered dangerous or harmful.
As a GOTS supplier, UTG comits to a strict environmental policy aimed at minimizing emissions, energy and water consumption. UTG is also required to document transport routes and forms. GOTS ensures that employees are treated responsibly:
- At the factories, conditions must comply with conditions that ensure the health and safety of everyone
- Employees must be paid sufficiently to be able to feed their families
- There is a ceiling on working hours and guaranteed holidays
- Health schemes that provides access to doctors and important medicine must also be included in the salary.
- Zero child labor!