SCS Global Services (SCS) announced that Unifi Manufacturing, Inc., a leading producer of multi-filament polyester, nylon textured yarns and related raw materials, is the first manufacturer of its kind to earn Responsible Source™ certification.
Certification was issued for Unifi’s Repreve® products manufactured in the Repreve Recycling Center in Yadkinville, North Carolina. The Responsible Source certification raises Unifi’s profile as a sustainability leader in the textile industry, providing an enhanced level of transparency about its Repreve products.
Repreve products are made from pre-consumer and post-consumer recycled polyethylene terephthalate (RPET), and have been certified for recycled content by SCS since 2007.
The Responsible Source standard for the textiles sector, developed by SCS Global Services, addresses supply chain and manufacturing issues related to the production of un-dyed recycled chips, pellets and manufactured fibers. Certification is available to manufacturers who screen suppliers for compliance with local environmental regulations, enforce fair labor and workplace practices, and account for human health and environmental life cycle impacts.
Certification enables manufacturers to sell inputs as “Responsible Source certified,” and to promote themselves to downstream customers as a “Responsible Source.” The standard incorporates elements from ILO conventions, U.S. federal regulations, ISO standards and guidelines and existing SCS standards.