COMMITMENTS

We want to be a key part of
the global shift to better
our world.

Planet
People
Innovation
Materials
Rekut
Farms
Actions

Environment Matters

We are constantly evolving, searching for ways to reduce our impact on the environment.

We are proud to become the first factory in Asia and the only large-scale manufacturer of denim with B Corporation™ Certification. Achieving B Corp™ is an opportunity for us to communicate, spread impact, and strengthen the community who is redefining responsible production.

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EMISSIONS TO AIR
100 points LEADER
WASTE
100 points INTERMEDIATE
ENERGY USE & GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
80 points INTERMEDIATE
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
100 points LEADER
WATER USE
100 points LEADER
CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT
98 points LEADER
WASTE WATER
75 points ADVANCED
EMISSIONS TO AIR
100 points

LEADER

WATER USE
100 points

LEADER

CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT
100 points

LEADER

1 SAITEX DENIM
1.5 L

Water used after recycling.

1 TRADITIONAL DENIM
80 L

Water used in standard process.

Environment Matters

98% recycled water + 2% evaporated = Zero discharge

Recycling can have a significant impact on cost and natural resources. By changing some traditional practices in denim manufacturing process to decrease our water consumption, not only do we reduce the harm to our planet, but also save over $400,000 per year. Just one example of how recycling can be profitable.

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1.5 liters, that’s how much water we use today at SAITEX versus the industry standard of 80 liters per jean. Thanks to our closed water system and jet washing, each year we are able to save 430 million liters of water – that's equal to the annual water consumption of 432,000 people.

2% evaporated
The 2% of water we cannot recycle is simply evaporated.

All our wastewater is purified and recycled leaving zero discharge at the end of the treatment cycle, allowing us to treat and retrieve valuable byproducts from our waste.

ENERGY MATTERS

CLEAN AND RENEWABLE ENERGY

Through our commitment to conserving energy by deploying an aerial-drying system, recapturing heat, using natural lighting, and investing into solar energy, we have reduced our energy usage by 13 million kilowatt-hours per year – and reduced CO2 emissions by nearly 80%.

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Unlike traditional driers – which guzzle electricity – we air dry our jeans. After mostly drying on the conveyor, each pair is briefly finished in a commercial machine.

“Why do we need to switch on the lights during the daytime?” – By questioning such basic assumptions we are able to transform the way we consume energy. Leading us to use natural light when available, and install solar-powered lights throughout our facility, we save 13 million kWh per year and further reduce our impact on the environment.

Using biomass for steam generation allows us to replace the use of fossil fuels.

By providing alternative transportation solutions to our associates to reduce emissions, and planting trees to offset carbon emissions, SAITEX will be carbon neutral by 2023.

We are proud to say that our commitment to use cleaner energies was rewarded with a *LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. One of the most prestigious green building certification programs.

80%

Reduced CO2
Emmisions

85%

Air-Dried Jeans.

13 MIL

Kilowatt Hours of
Energy Saved/Year

BUILD HOMES FOR
THE DESERVING

Waste Matters

A sustainable legacy – built Brick-By-Brick

All wastewater treatment plants create a toxic byproduct called sludge. But at SAITEX, the sludge is extracted and shipped to a nearby brick factory. Mixed with concrete, the toxic material can no longer leech on the environment, and the resulting bricks are used to build affordable homes for the people in need.

People Matters

We believe business must be a force for good

By mobilizing the power of business, we are working towards reducing inequality, lower levels of poverty, a healthier environment, stronger communities, and the creation of more high-quality jobs with dignity and purpose.

4500+

Associates spread over 5
modern facilities

0.1%

0.1% of our profit is deployed into
social impact

3

Orphanages supported

800

Uplifting 800 lives

PEOPLE MATTERS

EMPOWERING THE NEXT GENERATION

We support 3 orphanages which house 800 children. As these children turn 18, they are offered the opportunity to be trained at SAITEX, and offered jobs with equal pay, respect, and dignity.

People Matters

FOOD FOR GOOD

Access to affordable and clean food is a basic human right. In our continuous mission to create a positive social impact and in association with Everlane, we have installed our very own hydroponic and clean farming system at our facilities. The result is healthy food for our community, while creating jobs that generate social interaction, employment with equal pay, and respect to some of the most vulnerable groups of our community.

3

Hydroponic
Containers

1

Greenhouse

6

6 tons/ a year of
organic vegetables

58-42

The ratio of women and men associates

People Matters

Support gender equality

We believe that gender equality is a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Not only 58% of our workforce are women, but many have risen to key positions within SAITEX.

People Matters

PEOPLE FIRST

Some see them as workers. We see them as family. Giving back to the community and making a difference to humanity has always been of great importance to SAITEX.

300

Women engaged in
the P.A.C.E program

50%

Of organic vegetables
given to pregnant associates

Innovation Matters

We believe in harnessing the power of today’s innovations, to build the world of tomorrow

We see Industry 4.0 as a real opportunity for our business to redefine the relationship of the present economy with resources.

6 millions

Garments a year

4 VN - 1 US

4 VN Facilities in Dong Nai
1 US facility in Los Angeles in development

20.000

Pieces/day - to be increased

Innovation Matters

Embracing Industry 4.0

Working in direct cooperation with our associates, robots are the perfect physical and cognitive partners.

Innovation Matters

Pushing boundaries through technoloGY

The combination of cyber-physical systems and the Internet of Everything, makes Industry 4.0 possible and the concept of a smart factory at SAITEX a reality.

45 days

Go to market

13%

Increase in shipments

Innovation Matters

Big data as the lifeblood of the smart factory

Big data helps us to control and improve every aspect of our operations. This allows us to not only to boost our productivity, enhance our processes, and drive growth, but to also put our partners at the center of this transformation. In short, more power and knowledge for more good.

Innovation Matters

Meaningful innovations

Utilizing the latest manufacturing techniques such as laser to etch off a fine layer of fiber and color from jeans, we have transformed a 20-30 minute manual process down to 90 seconds, to get the same result. Allowing us to produce superior products in a hybrid/collaborative method with our associates, and in less time for our clients.

7

Automatic Laser stations

90s

For an entire pair of jeans

We use materials which adhere to EMF and CtoC guidelines only.

FABRIC

100% Organic
Recycled

POCKETING

100% Organic cotton

Thread

DYMAX-PFD thread without core yarn DYMAX Dual Duty - PFD thread with core yarn

Thread-ECOVerde

Coats Epic EcoVerde is a 100% recycled premium polyester corespun sewing thread that has been precisely engineered to create durable and attractive seams.

Interlining

100% Cotton Oeko-Tex 100, Class II ceritfied cotton fabric with HDPE adhesive

Button

Raw alloy w/NO electroplating (lead and nickel free). Raw copper w/NO electroplating (lead and nickel free). Cap is raw copper, base is raw brass

Main AND FIT Label

100% Organic cotton

SIZE label / care label

Recycle polyester yarn
Recycled polyester sateen tape

Canvas patch

100 % Organic cotton

Vegan leather

100% Upcycle cellouse fibre

Tags

100% Recycle Paper (paper waste)

Poly bag

100% Recycle Poly bag from recycle plastic waste

String

100% Organic cotton

Carton sealing tape

Paper gum tape (without plastic)

Zipper

Metal Zipper with recyled tape from Poly Ethylene Terephthalate (PET)

LCA Label

Recycled polyetser label - will print inhouse LCA details

REKUT

ONE-OF-A-KIND Production Line

To create a world with no barriers and give people from disadvantaged backgrounds an equal and open opportunity.
The Rekut production line is a platform for the differently-abled to receive training and support towards obtaining a sustainable job and a stable income.

90

PWD Associates

REKUT

Providing Opportunities

To achieve an inclusive workplace, and provide sustainable job opportunities to the differently abled. Each associate gets five months of dedicated training to be fully independent. It costs $3,000 only to mainstreaming each of them.

REKUT

Reduced Inequalities

In urban areas of Vietnam, people with disabilities are 3 times as likely to be unemployed. Following our commitment to the SDGs, the Rekut provides jobs with respect, equal pay, and dignity.

2

Fully Renovated Accessible Area

REKUT

Inclusive Workplace

We consulted with experts, non-profit organizations, and specialists in Ho Chi Minh city to build our training programs and adjust our machines. $155K has been invested in facilities to be fully accessible with all amenities needed, along with transportation to our facilities.

REKUT

Recruitment & Training

Each of the 90 associates have been recruited in orphanages and centers taking care of people with disabilities within close proximity of SAITEX. 7 supervisors are dedicated to training and guiding them.

7

Dedicated Trainers

REKUT

Upcycling Waste

The Rekut production line is upcycling waste & stock garments, giving a new life to the products, and simultaneously tackling textile waste.

REKUT

Our Ambition

By 2025, we aim to create 1,000 jobs and avoid 1,000,000 Kg in landfills.
With this model, we hope our movement would inspire other organizations to follow suit. To see abilities and not disabilities.

saitex farms

Access to affordable and clean food is a basic human right.

In our continuous mission to create a positive social impact, in partnership with Everlane, we have installed our very own hydroponic and clean farming system at our facilities.

6 tons

Of Clean Vegetables Per Year

24,000 sqm

Of The New SAITEX Facilities Dedicated
To Agriculture Using The Same Model

5,300 people

With Access To Cleaner And Healthier Vegetables

Saitex farms

Food For Good

The result is healthy food for our associates, while creating jobs that generate social interaction, employment with equal pay, and respect to some of the most vulnerable groups of our community.

saitex farms

Beneficiaries

Saitex Employees:
Access to healthier, more fresh, and cheaper vegetables.
Orphanages and pregnant associates
When harvests are generous, we donate our surplus products.
Communities:
Employ people from disadvantaged backgrounds and reduce the carbon footprint of vegetables produced.

saitex farms

Our Ambition

By doing so, we wish to prove and inspire a whole industry that such model of inclusive farming with job opportunities and equal pay is possible. This represents the future of our economy.

EVERYONE BLACK FRIDAY FUND

ACTION Matters

FAIR TRADE CERTIFIED DENIM

ACTION Matters

ACTION Matters

JCREW FAIR TRADE CERTIFICATE™

ACTION Matters

REKUT