Working together for a better future
Sustainability is increasingly attracting social and political attention. At Dibella we have been committed to sustainability along the entire value chain for many years. We achieve even more in our network with our strong partners. In dialogue with each other, we share experience and work constructively on sustainable solutions. All this helps to make textiles really good textiles.
Successful networking symbolised by the award of the prize for business ethics to MaxTex. From left: Gerhard Becker (MaxTex), Ralf Hellmann (Dibella), Prof. Dr. Michael Aßländer, Prof. Dr. Albert Löhr, Horst Steinmann (all DNWE - Deutsches Netzwerk Wirtschaftsethik) and Hans-Peter Beck (Greiff Mode)
MaxTex is an active network of companies from the textile and clothing industry, textile service, suppliers and important customer groups as well as young start-ups. It pursues the goal of reinforcing the sustainable development of the industry in the light of the special requirements of customers and final consumers with regard to sustainable production and services. At the same time, it is a forum for experts, decision-makers, lateral thinkers and visionaries as well as shakers and makers in textile management!
The United Nations Global Compact is the world’s largest and most important initiative for responsible corporate governance. Based on 10 universal principles and the Sustainable Development Goals, it pursues the vision of an inclusive and sustainable world economy for the benefit of all people, communities and markets, today and in the future.
Deutscher Textilreinigungs-Verband e.V.
(DTV) is an employer and trade association that represents companies of all sizes and types from traditional textile laundries to industrial textile service providers Around 800 craft, commercial and industrial enterprises are members of DTV in addition to suppliers who hold supporting-member status.
The aim is to reinforce the market and economic presence of the textile laundry industry as a whole and to represent its interests in terms of technical matters, competition law, professional and handcraft policies as well as in the political arena.
Textile Exchange is a global non-profit organisation that works closely with its members to drive the transformation of the industry in favour of preferred fibers, integrity and standards as well as a responsible supplier network. It identifies and shares best practices in agriculture, materials, processing, traceability and product life cycles to reduce the impact of the textile industry on water, soil, air and human populations.
Under the acronym B.A.U.M., Bundesdeutsche Arbeitskreis für Umweltbewusstes Management e.V. (Federal German Working Group for Environmentally Conscious Management) has been working successfully since 1984 to align economic, ecological and social issues, i.e. the principles of sustainability, on a future-oriented basis. With well over 500 members, it is currently the largest business network for sustainable management in Europe. In addition to many well-known companies, its members include associations and institutions.
UPJ is a network of committed companies and non-profit intermediary organisations in Germany. It focuses on projects that contribute to solving societal problems by creating new links between businesses, non-profit organisations and public administrations. The non-profit UPJ e.V. also supports these stakeholders with information and advice on the development and implementation of their corporate citizenship and corporate social responsibility activities.
What is “business for the common good”?
“Business for the common good” is an economic system that is based on values promoting the common good.
It is a lever of change at the economic, political and social levels.
The purpose of the non-profit GoodTextiles Foundation is to make textile value chains more sustainable.
The GoodTextiles Foundation carries out its own projects and collects donations that benefit people in the textile industry. The project work is performed by experts in sustainable textile production, environmental development and CSR initiatives. The specialists not only share the sustainability know-how they have acquired over many years but also put it into practice on a daily basis and set a good example. The insights gained in this way attract broad recognition and promote ecological, social and ethical growth in the textile industry.
A non-profit and independent foundation, hessnatur has a distinctly institutional character. The focus of its application-oriented project work is on sustainability consulting and education in the textile industry.