A sustainable and safe production process, keeping in mind humans and the environment
You're showing that your Sustainability and CSR policy has substance by choosing Ropetex or Powertex. We do our utmost best to have the most sustainable, responsible and safe production process at our producers. And good working conditions. In this way, we contribute to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
People, climate and circularity
At Ropetex and Powertex, we believe in a sustainable society where organisations can make a difference. People, climate and circularity are central to this. We share this vision within our organisations and those of our producers.
Pre-screened collaboration partners
Our producers are mostly located in Europe and Asia. We work together directly and know who we are doing business with: there are no intermediaries. And before we enter into a partnership, we carefully screen the producer for:
- safe and good employee working conditions.
- environmental concerns: is the production process sustainable, and how is waste management handled?
- quality: does the production process meet all relevant norms and standards?
These are hard requirements for entering into a partnership with us. Naturally, every producer also signs our Code of Conduct.
Local audit teams
We will continue to monitor quality, safety, sustainability, and working conditions on-site while we work together. We work with our own audit team that regularly checks our producers.
1. Quality and sustainability of the production process
Our auditors check the quality and sustainability of the production process through, among other things:
- A thorough document assessment (including presence of certificates such as ISO certifications)
- extensive audits and control at the production location(s)
- Conversations with employees and management
2. Working conditions
When it comes to working conditions, our auditors pay attention to, among other things:
- breaks and facilities (such as seating, canteen)
- the furnishing of workshops and canteens
- working hours and holidays
Training and information
Our local teams also provide the production partners with information about quality, sustainability, and good working conditions as well as training.
And that works. 93% of producers who have had a follow-up audit have improved their performance. Has a producer not made any improvements after a number of audits? Then we end the partnership.
Sustainability training in 14 languages
Sustainability starts with human actions. That is why we develop tools to stimulate sustainability throughout the organisation. For example, in 2020, we developed sustainability training in 14 languages. This is how we can actively contribute to SDG 9: promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation.
We also regularly develop innovative, sustainable products. Two examples:
- Fall protection harnesses
Our range of Powertex HW Eco fall protection harnesses are made from OEKO-TEX® approved fibres. This means that the material is free from hazardous chemicals and is made from recycled PET bottles.
Steel wire rope lubricant
Our steel wire rope lubricant Ropetex Ultra Lube 2 is an 'Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant'. This lubricant has been specially developed to limit the environmental impact in environments where the steel wire rope comes into contact with water
Working together for a lower CO2 footprint
Our goal is to ultimately market only circular products. We're continuously looking to work together with innovative producers. This is how we support SDG 12: ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
Also read more about safety & compliance.
Are you curious about the possibilities of Ropetex and/or Powertex for your organisation? Contact a dealer close to you!