Since its founding, Peruvian textile mill Creditex embraced creation, innovation and technology to meet the demands of a global market. Added to these values is a strong commitment to sustainability, which is reflected in the efficient management of its solid waste, chemical recovery and recycling, and wastewater treatment.
To ratify its commitment to the environment, Creditex joined the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol®. Launched in 2020, the program was designed to set a new standard in sustainable cotton production where full transparency is a reality and continuous improvement to reduce our environmental footprint is the central goal.
It is the only system that provides quantifiable, verifiable goals and measurement and drives continuous improvement in six key sustainability metrics: land use, soil carbon, water management, soil loss, greenhouse gas emissions and energy efficiency. It is also the world’s first sustainable cotton fiber to offer article-level supply chain transparency to all members.
Its core values focus on U.S. cotton’s legacy of authenticity, innovation, excellence, environmental stewardship, care for people and personal and corporate integrity with a Theory of Change grounded in science-based measurement and feedback.
As a member of the Trust Protocol, Creditex can be identified as part of a fully transparent supply chain and be selected by brands as they look to source U.S. cotton fiber.
Creditex processes 10,000 tons of different varieties of cotton yarn a year for clients in Europe and the U.S. Additionally, each year the company handles 9 million meters of fine fabrics for garments and decoration. The seasonal fabrics catalog includes over 800 designs.
Creditex’s entire production line uses leading-edge technology to meet the requirements of clients from Brazil, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina, Mexico, the United States, Finland, Germany, Switzerland and others.
In addition to the Trust Protocol, the Peruvian company has another five international certifications, including ISO 9001:2015, WRAP and Business Alliance for Secure Commerce.
Social responsibility is another organizational pillar as seen in its constant donations to the Peruvian Association of Textile Technicians (Asociación Peruana de Técnicos Textiles), the Peruvian Cancer Foundation (Fundación Peruana contra el Cáncer), the Lima Museum of Art (Museo de Arte de Lima) and Fundación Fe y Alegría Peru (Faith and Happiness Foundation in Peru).
To learn more about how the Trust Protocol is setting a new standard in sustainable cotton production, visit www.trustuscotton.org