OEKO-TEX® Company Of The Month March 2015: PT. Idaman Eramandiri

ZURICH Switzerland — March 18, 2015 — The core business of the company PT. Idaman Eramandiri, founded in 1990 and located in West Java in Indonesia, is the manufacturing of high quality and efficient yarns. As an integrated manufacturer, whose production steps range from twisting to dyeing, bonding, finishing, spooling and packaging, the business supplies not only numerous Indonesian customers but also renowned brand suppliers in the United States, Europe, and Japan. The trademark of Idaman Eramandiri is the highest level of customer satisfaction based on long term, reliable supply relationships, creative services and innovative product characteristics. In addition, the company has a high level of corporate responsibility in relation to the environment and its 217 highly qualified employees. Since 2007, the entire range of products provided by the company has fulfilled the requirements for human-ecological safe textiles in accordance with OEKO-TEX® Standard 100. In December 2014, PT. Idaman Eramandiri was also the first textile company in Indonesia awarded with STeP certification for environmentally friendly and socially responsible production facilities.

True to the maxim “Your satisfaction is our priority”, Idaman manufactures a broad range of yarn and embroidery thread out of polyester, viscose and polyamide (nylon) in its just over 5600 square meter large facility in Bandung. The annual output is around 1.2 million kilograms. The dyed and finished yarns are used, for example, in the automotive, footwear, and clothing industry as well as during the manufacturing of bags, gloves or camping equipment and the production of mattresses and upholstery. Due to the exclusive use of high quality raw materials, dyes and other materials as well as a quality management implemented for many years in accordance with ISO 9001, Idaman Eramandiri is able to offer a constantly high level of testing, even for specialist customer specifications. The company further distinguishes itself through high efficiency with low levels production waste.

Furthermore, another core feature of Idaman Eramandiri’s company philosophy is its conviction to ideally compete internationally through sustainable economics. “As only limited resources are available globally, where possible our main goal is aimed at long term added value.” explains Managing Director Hendra Indrawirawan. “For us sustainability means that we build as close a partnership as possible with our suppliers and customers, which is based on ethical principles and business practices. To be able to implement this on a day to day basis, we need well educated employees that completely identify with our company and have a good working environment. Furthermore, efficient technologies and manufacturing procedures, which not only ensure high production capacity but also help to make our environmental impact as low as possible, are imperative.”

In order to on the one hand communicate and on the other hand to constantly improve on what the company has already achieved in environmental protection, occupational health and safety and health protection, PT. Idaman Eramandiri has successfully been independently certified according to ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. “The comprehensive approach of STeP by OEKO-TEX® is what made us still want to be certified according to this additional tool” says Hendra Indrawirawan. “With SteP we can analyse and manage all relevant company areas with only one certification.” The implementation of the criteria required by STeP at PT. Idaman Eramandiri has been certified as exemplary by OEKO-TEX® auditors at the Swiss Textile Testing Institute TESTEX AG. The Indonesian company received, for example, an especially good scoring in the “Chemicals Management” module not merely thanks to modern harmful substances monitoring. By recycling waste water, the company also drastically reduced fresh water consumption and in the future will use natural gas (CNG) instead of coal to generate energy. Regular health checks for employees and strict compliance with all necessary measures for occupational health and safety support the no accident strategy of the company management as well. In their own words, PT Idaman Eramandiri can communicate its sustainable business model in the best way to its customers through STeP certification and profits as their processes are improved, for example by reducing costs for primary energy resources, fresh water, raw materials and waste disposal.

Posted March 31, 2015

Source: Oeko-Tex