Tex Zippers

Responsibility

Metal Mining

Tex is a socially conscious manufacturer of zippers. In our product range we also offer metal zippers, which contain brass and zinc. If any traces of tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold are detected, then it is part of the impurity present in the ore itself. Tex Corp Limited officials will continually survey our supply base to ensure that the sources of the supply chain are known.

Background – Explaining the regulation around Conflict Minerals

Militias and armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have taken control of parts of the metal supply-chain in Africa. This primarily affects Tin, Tungsten, Tantalum and Gold (Known as 3T+G). Section 1502 of the Dodd–Frank Act is intended to make transparent the financial interests that support armed groups in the DRC area. By requiring companies using conflict minerals in their products to disclose the source of such minerals, the law is aimed at dissuading companies from continuing to engage in trade that supports regional conflicts.

Conflict Free

Zippers and 3T+G

Zippers are typically made from polyester, brass (an alloy of copper and zinc) and zinc. 3T+G are not integral parts of the zipper manufacturing process, but sometimes find their way into the supply-chain in electroplating applications, particularly. Tin is sometimes used to impart a special finish to sliders, particularly in metallic zippers.

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Tex has a complete visibility of it’s supply-chain to remain compliant with CPSIA, REACH and other restricted substance rules. Visibility of the supply-chain and 100% fully owned factories are critical for ensuring compliance with all these laws.

Since Tex’s factories are fully owned, and has a transparent supply-chain, Tex finds it easy to comply with the Conflict Minerals rule.

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Click here to read Tex’s conflict minerals policy.

Faces

Healthy and fairly treated employees make good quality zippers. It is our organizational goal to make the highest quality zippers – and for that, we ensure safe, clean, hygienic and effective workplaces for all our associates.

Socially Compliant

Each of Tex’s factories is fully compliant with the social, environmental and organizational safety rules and regulations that apply.

Fully Owned Factories

Because Tex owns all its factories 100%, there is clear accountability and verifiable participation of all of our associates in the end product that finally comes to you. 100% ownership also means that each of our associates puts in their best to deliver high quality products to you, as we are all custodians of the Tex brand, not an outsourcing company.

Long-term associations

Most of our associates have been with us for over 15 years – that says a lot about our team. So the zipper that you buy has probably been made by someone who has been making zippers for more than 15 years. In a safe and healthy environment.

 

Come visit our factories to meet with our associates first-hand. Email us at visit-tex@texzipper.com

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We recognize that we’re tenants on this planet for a short period of time, and that we must hand over the earth to successive generations. So, whether its our Gurgaon factory’s pioneering rainwater harvesting system, or the windmills that we own in West India, or the biogas that fuels our boilers, or the recyclable polyester zippers that we pioneered – everything that we do is about taking responsibility for our own footprint. In fact, we hope to leave our place a little cleaner than we found it.

Energy

Our factories are in parts of the world where energy is a scarce resource, and availability and reliability of electricity and power cannot be taken for granted. Consequently, our plants utilize innovative energy solutions. Our boilers are powered by biofuels instead of electricity, our industrial cooling is done via reclaimed water, and our buildings are designed such that they need minimal temperature control.

Tex has also invested in renewable energy, and owns windmills in parts of India where there is an abundance of wind energy. Tex aims to have a negative energy footprint by 2020.

Rainwater Harvesting

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Tex operates its factories in parts of the world where water is a scarce resource. Tex was a pioneer in water saving and recycling measures such as rainwater harvesting, and had setup its rainwater harvesting setup long before green buildings became the norm. Tex’s rainwater harvesting setup is a Model Site for the Center of Science and Environment. (The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is a public interest research and advocacy organisation based in New Delhi. CSE researches into, lobbies for and communicates the urgency of development that is both sustainable and equitable. You can read more about CSE here)

Tex also has water treatment facilities including ETP, STP, and the water from these processes is used for gardening purposes. Further, since the the climate in the places where we run our factories is dry and arid, we reuse a part of reclaimed water for evaporative cooling purposes.

Talk to us about our environmental initiatives. Email us at green@texzipper.com.

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We have a selfish motive to work with our society. It’s that a healthy society offers a better business environment and opportunities to grow. In the parts of the world where we have our factories, one of the most serious problems is the poor education and empowerment of women, and the lack of education for the girl child. We’ve taken this cause up.

IIMPACT

IIMPACT provides educational opportunity to girls, from socially and economically disadvantaged communities of India, who traditionally have no access to schooling. The organization aims to break the vicious circle  – the cycle of illiteracy that girls from such communities are in.

This is done through local community-based Learning Centers, where they get meaningful and stimulating education up to Year 5 and are guided to their entry in to mainstream education. IIMPACT is supported by corporations, trusts and individuals who want to make a difference.

This inspiring initiative that is spearheaded by the management of Tex Corp, through which 35,000 girls in 960 poorest villages in 10 states of India are getting free primary education. You can join and help us reach our goal of 60,000 girls in 2,000 villages.

Please invest a few minutes to visit www.iimpact.net

*(The picture above is from an actual IIMPACT center)