Sustainability

The search for harmony between the environment, the community and our customers is what drives us constantly and makes Santanense exercise a broader concept of sustainability.

Discover our Sustainability actions:


BCI - Social, economic, and environmental sustainability is our duty

We use BCI (Better Cotton Initiative) cotton and by participating in this program, Santanense contributes to the promotion of sustainable development of the cotton supply chain.


ISO 14001 - Protecting nature is part of our daily lives

Santanense was the first environmental management system certified since 2001, and the first textile industry in the state of Minas Gerais to obtain this certification. Our investment plan for environmental protection actions is audited annually by an independent certification body.


ISO 9001 - Quality and continuous improvement are our target

Our Quality Management system is certified since 1996. Over the years, Santanense has been continuously improving their processes, aiming to meet the requirements of their customers.


OEKOTEX® - The final consumer is our biggest concern

A certificação OEKO-TEX® atesta que nossos tecidos são submetidos a rigorosas análises químicas em laboratórios especializados do exterior para garantir que não possuem
substâncias nocivas à saúde dos usuários.


Water - Preservation and valuation of water resources

About 20% of the water consumed in Santanense's industrial process comes from reuse.


Ecopoli Line - Recycled raw material

Santanense has in its portfolio a line of articles called Ecopoli, which contains recycled fibers from PET bottles.

With 6 PET bottles it is possible to produce about 10 meters of fabrics from this line.


Wastewater Treatment - Concern for our communities

Among the set of Sustainable actions implemented by Santanense, we also have Effluent Treatment.

100% of the effluent (sanitary and industrial sewage) generated by Santanense is treated in its own station and the quality of the effluent to be returned to the water body is constantly monitored.


Atmospheric Emissions - The air we breathe

The atmospheric effluent generated by Santanense is treated using a gas washing system.

In addition, the company periodically monitors the release patterns of sources of atmospheric emissions.


Solid Waste - Selective Collection

The waste generated at Santanense's is separated according to selective collection criteria.

About 92% of all waste generated in the company is directed to reuse or recycling. 


A company is made by people

Santanense often holds events with the community in its area of influence, contributing to the process of environmental awareness and integration of the community with the company. These are some of our actions: - Implementation of selective collection in schools and public places. - Textile waste recycling workshops. - Lectures with themes related to the environment. - Community visitation program in the company to present the environmental controls implemented, and sustainability-oriented dialogue.

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