Environmental, social and governance values are front and center at Polytex

Our ESG philosophy

At Polytex, ESG principles help guide our product development, day-to-day work, and path to growth. With full commitment to environmental responsibility, ethical business practices, and strong governance, we strive to continually improve our performance as a sustainable and responsible business.

Ethical business practices

Holding ourselves to high ethical standards, Polytex prioritizes anti-corruption, anti-fraud measures, transparent processes, robust data protection, and respectful supplier relations. We adhere to regulations, and constantly review our policies and performance, to ensure we meet our own and others’ expectations.

Clearly defined policies

Our commitment spans ethical business practices, environmental stewardship, inclusive workplaces, anti-corruption measures, and transparent supplier engagement. Our responsible and sustainable approach is defined in our policies, including:

Code of Conduct

  • Environmental Responsibility
  • Anti-Corruption
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Non-Discrimination
  • Sustainable Procurement
  • Supplier Code of Conduct
  • Whistleblower Policy

Waste reduction

We incorporate eco-friendly waste-reduction practices at our sites and help customers reduce the waste associated with installed machines they no longer need.

  • Waste reduction in day-to-day operations – Paper is sorted into recycling bins for regular collection. Electronic waste is sorted for responsible disposal and component reuse.
  • Machine re-use – We offer second-hand machines for sale extending their lifecycle and reducing environmental impact.
  • End-of-life procedures – Machines that are no longer usable undergo systematic disassembly, with recycling of parts according to categories such as waste, electronic components, and cables.

Eco-friendly products

Our innovative solution for managing workwear and textiles contribute to a greener and more sustainable future.

  • Reduced inventory – Polytex contributes to ~30% less inventory counts and therefore less laundry, saving laundry water, energy and detergents, as well as conserving raw materials, water, and energy associated with unnecessary production and transportation.
  • Efficient use of space – With a small footprint and large capacity, and suitable for installation in multi-use areas, Polytex machines save space and eliminate the need for dedicated rooms, reducing energy consumption.
  • Efficient operation – Efficient dispensing and return saves electricity and water. Polytex machines consume less than half the electricity of a typical coffee maker for the same operation time.

Read more about the sustainability advantages of Polytex full-cycle workwear and textile management solution and products.

Positive working environment

We champion diversity, equality, and employee wellbeing, fostering a supportive workplace where every individual is valued for their unique perspectives and contributions.

  • Gender representation – Women hold 33% of management positions and make up 35% of our workforce.

  • Inclusive workforce – 23% of Polytex team members are aged 50+, and 8% are drawn from minorities.
  • Work life-balance – We offer hybrid work options, ensure employees take vacation days, periodically host fun-days and events, and provide paid sick days.
  • Continuous learning – We encourage ongoing professional development through training and educational opportunities.
  • Transparent communication – Open and transparent communication channels ensure that employees are engaged and have a clear understanding of company goals and updates.
  • Employee recognition – Recognizing and celebrating employee achievements fosters a positive atmosphere, boosting morale and reinforcing a sense of appreciation.

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