Thai Acrylic Fibre Co Ltd (TAF), a part of Aditya Birla Group, has become the first acrylic fibre company to become Bluesign System Partner. TAF underwent an elaborate screening process by Bluesign in 2020 which included input stream management, environment management, occupational health & safety (OHS), product stewardship, legal and social compliance etc.
“We welcome TAF to Bluesign family as a Bluesign System Partner. We were highly impressed by TAF throughout the assessment process. It was great to work with a team of knowledgeable, motivated and highly professional people. We are happy to be a part of TAF’s sustainability journey and rate them highly as one of the responsible fibre companies we have in our industry,” said Bluesign CEO Jill Dumain.
TAF has been taking a number of initiatives in its products and processes to improve its environment footprint. “Five years ago, TAF started its sustainability journey. Since then every year, we have been recording improvements in different aspects of sustainability and we believe that TAF is now successfully aligned with our Group’s sustainability vision. Becoming a Bluesign System Partner is one of the most important milestones of this journey and we thank the Bluesign team for being highly cooperative and understanding throughout the whole audit process,” said Thomas Varghese, business head – Acrylic Fibre, Overseas Spinning & Domestic Textiles, Aditya Birla Group.
The Bluesign System is the key to sustainable textile production. It eliminates harmful substances right from the beginning of the manufacturing process as well as sets and controls standards for an environmentally friendly and safe production. This not only ensures that the final textile product meets very stringent consumer safety requirements worldwide, but also provides confidence to the consumer in acquiring a sustainable product.