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

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WATER USE
100 points

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CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT
100 points

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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.