For over 150 years, Trutex have supplied high quality school uniforms to customers across the UK and the world. We have always been committed to nurturing the future, now more than ever.
As well as our pledge to publish a Modern Slavery statement by the end of 2020, we pledge to do the following by 2025:
Here is a summary of our sustainability highlights achieved over the last 12 months:
Manufacturing with Trutex
We work with twenty Tier 1 factories across Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and the UK, and we visit them regularly. We’re proud that all our manufacturers have signed the Anti-Bribery statement and all those in Bangladesh are members of the Bangladesh Accord agreement.
As an ETI member, every production facility is audited using approved methodologies from SMETA or BSCI in line with local laws and Human Rights frameworks. We don’t allow subcontracting unless reviewed and approved by us in advance to the same standards as our Tier 1 factories. Trained team members are on site at our offices in China, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to maintain strong relationships with our suppliers, many of which have been with us for five or even 10 years.
Modern Slavery Statement
As a responsible and ethical business, Trutex has a zero-tolerance approach to all types of modern slavery and human trafficking within our business and supply chains. You can read the full statement here.
All our Trutex garments are Made to Last, with superior fabrics and construction that ensure our school uniform will be grown out of before it’s worn out.
We are the UK’s first carbon neutral schoolwear company and have been a carbon neutral organisation since 2012. Our operations are audited against ISO 14064 and the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and we continue to find ways to reduce our carbon footprint as well as offset it in a range of global projects. Learn more about this project here.
In 2020 we changed our plastic carrier and mailing bags to carbon neutral, fully recyclable sugar cane material, and we’re currently looking at ways to reduce our plastic used in our packaging further.
All our waste is separated to ensure as little as possible goes to landfill and we are always looking for ways to reduce our waste in every area of our business.