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Grupo Kaltex Reaffirms its Commitment to a More Aware Textile Industry

During its 95-year history, Grupo Kaltex has been a leader in the Mexican textile industry, always using the highest quality standards, technology and innovation, the best human resources, and practices that show respect for the planet.

Adding traceability and transparency produces complete trust all along the company’s supply chain.

As a new step in that direction, the Mexican company 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, caring of people, and personal and corporate integrity with a Theory of Change that is grounded in science-based measurement and feedback.

As a member of the Trust Protocol, Kaltex 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.

This initiative is in addition to other efforts put forth by Grupo Kaltex throughout its history, such as investment in technology to preserve the environment and constant training for its human resources in social programs.

The company runs the San Juan del Río water treatment plant, one of the largest in the world, which makes it possible to reuse this vital fluid for irrigation of green areas and for several industrial processes.

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It also carries out programs for materials recovery, such as caustic soda, to prevent it from winding up in the sewers. Grupo Kaltex developed a permanent program to replace chemicals and dyes that do not meet environmental regulations.

The company is currently the largest textile mill in the Western Hemisphere. Transparency and traceability are two of its pillars. The company has been exporting to the most demanding markets in Europe, South America, Central America and North America since 1986.

Proof of their quality is that all the procedures used in production are monitored by nationally and internationally certified laboratories.

To learn more about how the Trust Protocol is setting a new standard in sustainable cotton production, visit www.trustuscotton.org

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