GERRY WEBER obtains GOTS certification
International fashion and lifestyle company GERRY WEBER International AG, a leading manufacturer of ladieswear in Germany, has been certified to GOTS. The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) represents yet another step in the fashion company’s sustainability efforts.
“We have been using certified BioRe cotton for the shirts in our GERRY WEBER Casual Collection for about one year. The GOTS certification allows us to gradually expand this young project to other product groups and brands of our company,” said Ralf Weber, CEO of GERRY WEBER International AG.
The GOT standard guarantees the use of cotton from controlled organic cultivation. The full supply chain from fibre production to the retail store is checked under environmental, social and technical criteria and certified. This enables the company not only to offer products made from organic cotton but also to go one step further in increasing the transparency of the supply chain.
“The GOT standard is an important step towards sustainable development,” said a happy Annette Koch, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), who is responsible for compliance with the certificate. “At the same time, it helps us meet the requirements of the Textiles Partnership, which we joined in 2015. Only recently has our roadmap been accepted as plausible and ambitious.”
GERRY WEBER has set itself comprehensive objectives relating to the use of organic natural fibres, social standards and energy management. Since December 2016, GERRY WEBER has been certified to the ISO 50001 energy management standard.