Fabric and yarn manufacturer Century Rayon has become the first company in India to be awarded the SteP by Oeko-Tex certification for sustainable textile production.

A division of Century Textiles & Industries Ltd, Century Rayon received the certification after all areas of the company relevant to sustainable production and social conditions were analysed using the web-based assessment tool.

This included the handling of chemicals and possible hazardous materials, environmental performance, the implementation of an environmental management system, company responsibility in relation to employees, efficient quality management and safety in the workplace.

OR Chitlange, CEO at Century Rayon, believes the STeP certification represents a major added value to the company and its customers: "Nowadays, sustainability is the key to safeguarding a company's position as a responsible operator on a global scale."