DOMINGOS DE SOUSA & FILHOS, S.A. considers the management of Quality, Environment, Safety and Health as integral components of the company’s activity.
Aware of the value attributed by clients to a supply chain with quality and transparency, all work is performed according to internal standards that exceed the levels of demand required by international certifications.
DS ensures that products meet a high standard of quality, while promoting socially and environmentally responsible practices to preserve the well-being and harmony of the community in which it operates.
QUALITY – ISO 9001
DS is a company certified in the Quality Management System (QMS) based on ISO 9001.
QMS is implemented in the design, development and production of yarn, fabrics and terry goods and the provision of dyeing, finishing and sizing services.
ENVIRONMENT – ISO 14001
DS is certified in the Environmental Management System (EMS) based on the ISO14001 standard.
EMS is implemented in the design, development and production of yarn, fabrics and terry goods and the provision of dyeing, finishing and sizing services.
OEKO-TEX ® Standard 100 – Confidence in Textiles – CLASS I
DS is authorized, by Certificate No. 171, to use the Oeko-Tex label for the following items:
White and dyed terry towels (yarn or piece dyed) in 100% Cotton and blends with Flax, Viscose (including Bamboo), Polyester and Metallized yarns.
100% Cotton and Cotton/Flax kitchen cloths.
Including the application of embroideries, transfers of crystal rhinestones (colourless) and the accessories: sewing threads, zippers, tapes, woven and pronted labels.
(Based on starting materials already STANDARD 100 pre-certified.)
By certificate N.º 527, to use the Oeko-Tex label for the following items:
100% Cotton yarns (open-end), raw, white and dyed.
100% Polyester yarns, dyed.
(Based on starting materials partly STANDARD 100 pre-certified.)
By certificate N.º 6967CIT, to use the Oeko-Tex label for the following items:
Dyeing service (with reactive dyes, vat, direct and scattered) for threads 100% Cotton and 100% Polyester.
The Oeko-Tex certification covers four product classes, being DS certified in the most demanding: Class I Products. This ensures that the requirements related to human ecology required by the standard for baby products have been met.
STeP (Sustainable Textile Production)
The objective of STeP certification is the permanent implementation of environmentally friendly production processes, optimum health and safety and socially acceptable working conditions.
Domingos de Sousa has this system implemented in spinning, weaving, yarn and fabric dyeing, finishing and confection of terry articles, with optimum results, which indicates we have the best practices.
GOTS (Global Organic Textil Standard)
Gots is a certification recognised world-wide that ensures the organic status of textiles from harvesting of the raw materials through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing all the way to labelling in order to provide credible assurance to the consumer.
OCS 100 (Organic Content Standard)
OCS 100 covers the processing, manufacturing, packaging, labelling, trading and distribution of a product that contains at least 95 percent certified ‘organic’ materials.
BSCI Code of Conduct
BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative)
Within the framework of social responsibility, DS obtained the BSCI registration No. 25748 in 2014.