Life actions

The search for harmony between the environment, the community and our customers is what constantly moves us and makes Santanense exercise a broader concept of sustainability.


BCI - Social, economic, and environmental sustainability is our duty

We use BCI (Better Cotton Initiative) cotton and by participating in this program, Santanense contributes to the promotion of sustainable development of the cotton supply chain.

OEKOTEX® - The final consumer is our biggest concern

The OEKO-TEX ® certification certifies that our fabrics are subjected to rigorous chemical analysis in specialized laboratories abroad, to ensure that they do not contain substances harmful to the health of users.
substâncias nocivas à saúde dos usuários.

ISO 14001 - Protecting nature is part of our daily lives

Santanense was the first environmental management system certified since 2001, and the first textile industry in the state of Minas Gerais to obtain this certification. Our investment plan for environmental protection actions is audited annually by an independent certification body.

ISO 9001 - Quality and continuous improvement are our target

Our Quality Management system is certified since 1996. Over the years, Santanense has been continuously improving their processes, aiming to meet the requirements of their customers.

ZDHC - Bigger and better control of chemicals

We participate in the ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals) program, in which Santanense is committed to eliminating restricted-use chemicals from their production processes. This commitment is periodically audited by major brands in the market.

Water - Preservation and valuation of water resources

WATER REUSE - About 20% of the water consumed in Santanense's industrial process comes from reuse. WATER CONSUMPTION - In the last 5 years, Santanense has reduced water consumption per kg of fabric produced by around 30%.

Circular economy - Up Cycling

It is part of our vision to give a better purpose to discarded scraps, transforming them into new threads that are used in the development of new articles. The use of defibered cotton thread expands our actions aimed at sustainability and nature preservation.
O uso do fio de algodão desfibrado amplia nossas ações voltadas para a sustentabilidade e preservação da natureza. 

Ecopoli Line - Recycled raw material

Santanense has in its portfolio a line of articles called Ecopoli that is produced with recycled fibers.
The fabrics are composed of PET fibers (Poly Ethylene Terephthalate) originated from PET bottles.
With 4 PET bottles it is possible to produce about 10 meters of fabrics in this line. 

Wastewater Treatment - Concern for our communities

100% of the effluent (sanitary and industrial sewage) generated by Santanense is treated at their own stations and the quality of the effluent to be returned to the water body is constantly monitored.

Atmospheric Emissions - The air we breathe

The atmospheric effluent generated by Santanense is treated using a gas washing system. In addition, the company periodically monitors the release patterns of sources of atmospheric emissions.
Além disso, a empresa realiza periodicamente o monitoramento dos padrões de lançamento das fontes de emissão atmosférica.

Own eletricity generation - Sustainable sources

Most electric energy consumed by Santanense comes from four own hydroelectric plants, which are sustainable sources of energy generation.

Solid Waste - Selective Collection

The waste generated at Santanense's is separated according to selective collection criteria.
About 90% of all waste generated in the company is directed to reuse or recycling. 

Biosolid Application - Valuation of natural resources

Santanense is self-sustainable in the consumption of firewood, having an area for planting and reforestation.
The sludge generated in their ETE (Effluent Treatment Station) is applied in areas licensed for Land Application, according to the project for the application of biosolids in agricultural areas. 

A company is made by people

Santanense often holds events with the community in its area of influence, contributing to the process of environmental awareness and integration of the community with the company. These are some of our actions: - Implementation of selective collection in schools and public places. - Textile waste recycling workshops. - Lectures with themes related to the environment. - Community visitation program in the company to present the environmental controls implemented, and sustainability-oriented dialogue.