The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is a worldwide consistent, independent testing and certification system for raw, semi-finished, and finished textile products at all processing levels, as well as accessory materials used.

The precondition for the certification of products in accordance with OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is that all parts of an article meet the required criteria - in addition to the outer fabric, for example, also the sewing threads, inserts, prints etc., as well as non-textile accessories, such as buttons, zip fasteners, rivets etc.

A large proportion of our yarns are certified according to Oekotex Standard 100, Class I (for Babies). Confidence in textiles – this has been the motto of the independent test institutes of the International Oeko-Tex Association since 1992, with their tests for harmful substances according to Oeko-Tex Standard 100 for textile products of all types which pose no risk whatsoever to health.


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Our aim is to reduce our CO2 output coming from our production by 35% till 2023. We want to reach this with following actions:

  • Renovate and increase the efficiency of our hydroelectric power plant (implemented in 2010, increased the efficiency of 35% = CO2 conservation approx. 42T)
  • Renovation of the existing production building (isolation of the outside walls to save heating energy)
  • New CO2 neutral heating system (replacement of the existing oil heating)
  • Producing more energy efficient by making investments in new machines with less energy consumption

Camenzind + Co. AG takes part of high quality myclimate carbon offset projects, in order to participate actively in a world wide CO2 reduction. Thanks to this projects, we are able to avoid annually approximate 18’000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions (CO2-equivalents). They all support the Gold-Standard-CDM-Projects, which are also recommended by WWF. Due to an annual funding of these projects, we can compensate our CO2 emissions and are allowed to call us “climate neutral company”.

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Climate protection and energy efficiency

The SME model provides energy management for small and medium-size companies that do not have their own energy officer, emit less than 1500 tons of CO2 annually and spend less than 1 000 000 francs on energy. With minimal outlay, existing energy efficiency potential is ascertained and exploited by means of cost-effective measures. Opting for the SME model is already worthwhile as of annual energy costs of 20 000 francs.

Company-specific efficiency measures
Based on the information from the energy check-up, the EnAW consultant suggests appropriate efficiency measures. The measures are guided by the cost effectiveness principle. The company decides when to implement which measures.

Concluding a target agreement
Based on the measures catalogue, the company management and the EnAW consultant determine how much energy and CO2 the establishment should save. The savings target is written into a target agreement. The duration of the target agreement under the SME model is ten years and it lays out the efficiency targets for each individual year.

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