Made for life
TenCate Protective Fabrics is a global leading producer of flame resistant (FR) fabrics used in protective clothing worn by professionals around the world. We design, develop and produce a broad range of fabrics to satisfy the ever-evolving needs of industrial workers, as well as firefighters and military and police personnel.
Sustainability and transparency have become an integral part of our organisation. We strive not only to work in a way that reduces our impact on the environment, but to be transparent with stakeholders around how well we are doing when it comes to sustainability, and where we aim to improve.
"Beyond protecting the people who trust our fabrics every day, the scope of our responsibility transcends the final use of our products"
Chief Executive Officer at TenCate Protective Fabrics
The textile industry has a reputation for being a heavy polluter, for instance through the chemical used during the dyeing and finishing processes we employ. We often get a lot of questions around such processes, and their ecological impact. As a company that is committed to social responsibility, we have therefore two important pillars to being transparent; GSR reporting and complying to the STeP by OEKO-TEX® (level 3) certification programme for the textile industry.
The initiatives addressed in our GSR report represent added value not just for the environment, but also for our customers, our employees and our company. We believe that building our company on a foundation of sustainability will result in sustainable business growth and increased economic value for everyone involved.