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Certifications and commitments

For over 15 years we have developed an Integrated Management System that is guided by a number of voluntary certifications and commitments. From raw materials to the final fabric, certifications provide assurance that we are heading in the right direction.

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Certifications and commitments

For over 15 years we have developed an Integrated Management System that is guided by a number of voluntary certifications and commitments. From raw materials to the final fabric, certifications provide assurance that we are heading in the right direction.

Discover our Certifications

Process related Certifications

These certifications and commitments help to strengthen our integrated management system. They ensure that we work in an environmentally friendly and socially responsible way with the aim to continually improve our operations. This additional level of verified assurance means that producing in this way becomes an added value that can easily be passed along to our clients.

SA 8000


Social Accountability SA800 was created with the aim of extending, in the business world, the ethical principles based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, on ISO documents and other international and national standards concerning human and labor rights.

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ISO 14001


Is one of the most recognized environmental management certifications that specifies ways to enhance a company's environmental performance. It encourages continual improvement that extends to a company’s supply chain, while also considering environmental impact from a lifecycle perspective.

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ISO 9001


An internationally recognized standard that sets out a criteria for a quality management system to guarantee responding to customer needs and ongoing improvement of processes.

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ISO 45001


Is an international standard that specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system to enable organizations to provide a safe and healthy workplace by preventing work-related injury and ill health through a proactive approach to improve OH&S performance.

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ZDHC


The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals is a program aimed at eliminating hazardous chemicals from the textile and footwear supply chain. In 2017, Candiani joined the group of brands and other value chain affiliates by committing to cleaner and more sustainable chemical management practices. In 2019, Canidani formalized this commitment even more by becoming ZDHC Contributors.

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Greenpeace Detox


Addressing eleven chemical groups of most concern this campaign demands companies to stop polluting waterways with hazardous chemicals from clothing production. Candiani formalized its commitment to Detox the fashion value chain in 2015, despite having long ago already eliminated the chemical groups of most concern from its own production.

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HIGG Index


A suite of assessment tools developed by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition with the aim of harmonizing sustainability audits. Since 2018, Candiani assesses its performance according to the HIGG Facility Environmental Module (FEM), and in 2021, Candiani also began utilizing the Social & Labor Module (FSLM), both of which are verified on an annual basis.

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Product related certifications

These certifications and standards help ensure that the raw materials used in our fabrics were produced with a reduced environmental footprint, and for some, while also honoring international labor standards and human rights. Special attention is also given to safeguarding consumer health by guaranteeing no harmful chemicals are present on the finished fabric.

Global Organic Textile Standard


GOTS is the most widely recognized voluntary certification for organic textiles. This stringent standard requires complete supply chain traceability, strong social compliance, and environmental management practices while banning the use of GMOs and highly hazardous chemicals. Fabrics certified GOTS must have 70% or more organic content.

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Better Cotton


Starting in 2011, Candiani was the first denim company to use cotton grown, produced, and marketed according to Better Cotton standards. Founded on seven principles–crop protection, water stewardship, soil health, biodiversity, responsible land use, fiber quality, decent work, and an effective management system–Better Cotton aims to promote measurable and continuous improvements for the environment and farming communities.

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Organic Content Standard


OCS is another certification that affirms organic content in finished products. This standard covers the purchase, handling, and use of certified organic materials, but not inputs and production processes. A range of Candiani fabrics are certified according to OCS when their organic content is less than 70% (the minimum threshold of GOTS).

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Global Recycled Standard


This voluntary, international standard verifies recycled content in finished products. It sets requirements for supply chain traceability, social and environmental management practices, and chemical restrictions. Products certified GRS must contain at least 20% recycled content.

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Recycled Claim Standard


Certifies fabrics that contain at least 5% recycled material. Each stage in the production chain must be certified, but it does not take into consideration social or environmental aspects of processing or manufacturing.

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Oeko-tex Standard 100


Is one of the first international systems of control and certification that guarantees the safety of the raw materials and the absence of harmful chemicals in the finished fabric. Candiani has been Oeko-tex Standard 100 certified since 1996.

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Regenagri® CS


The regenagri® Content Standard is an international, voluntary standard that provides a chain of custody certification for materials originating from farms certified according to the regenargi® standard. Final fabrics must contain at least 40% regeneratively grown fibers. Since November 2021 Candiani became the first company to be regenagri® CS certified.

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Cradle to Cradle Certified®


Cradle to Cradle Certified® is the global standard for products that are safe, circular and responsibly made and is based on five performance categories: material health, product circularity, clean air and climate protection, water and soil stewardship, and social fairness. Depending on the final assessment score a product can be awarded a Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum certification.

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EN13432


This standard is used to determine a product's compostability. Typically applied to packaging, this standard was also utilized to confirm COREVA's™ compostability. Since there is not yet a dedicated certification process for compostable fabric, packaging material was considered to be the material category most similar to COREVA™.

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