Transparency

Ensuring a high level of transparency is also part of sustainable company management. TEXAID therefore attaches great importance to ensuring open and clear communication within the company in order to provide information about working methods and contexts. This helps us to increase social awareness about textile recycling, thereby increasing the proportion of textile raw materials put back into circulation via the collection systems. This is achieved by the following measures in particular:

  • TEXAID is a founder member of the Swiss Recycling Association, which advises municipalities about separate collection systems, informs the public about the correct way to collect and recycle reusable materials and carries out educational work in schools.

  • Six reputed Swiss aid organisations are TEXAID shareholders and lend their names to collections. They are also actively involved in the operative side of the business. As shareholders in TEXAID Textilverwertungs-AG, they share the business risk whilst promoting the sustainable and transparent business activities of TEXAID.

  • Having received numerous certifications and joined a large number of organisations that endeavour to achieve greater sustainability and transparency in the textile industry, TEXAID continues to develop its corporate structures and actively helps to shape the development of sustainable textile recycling.

  • TEXAID puts easily understandable pictograms on its used clothes collection bins that show which clean items are suitable for textile recycling. The bin labelling provides information about the partners behind TEXAID and explains what happens to the discarded clothes, shoes and home textiles. The information also includes service numbers and contact details.

  • TEXAID engages in active dialog with the press, the public, politicians and many national and international organisations.

  • In association with the Swiss Practical Environmental Protection Foundation (Pusch), TEXAID raises awareness about textile recycling among children, adolescents and adults and uses jointly developed teaching material to carry out environmental education in Swiss schools.