APLICACIÓN Y SUMINISTROS TEXTILES S.A. (ASUTEX) was founded in 1987 and manufactures a wide range of chemical products from raw materials synthesis to finished products for all kind of applications within textile and leather industry.
At the beginning ASUTEX’ range of products was basically orientated to preparation and textile dyeing. Shortly afterwards the products portfolio was steadily increasing and diversifying in other fields such as textile printing, textile coating, garment dyeing and finishing specialties, leather pretreatment and dyeing products, water treatment products and also enzymatic scouring, preparation and finishing. In 1990 ASUTEX was the first company to develop both in Spain and Portugal enzymatic treatments on denim fabrics and garments.
ASUTEX started its activity in the Spanish textile market, to rapidly become into reference within its sector, leading the enzymatic treatment of denim fabric since the very beginning. At the same time, 1990 was the starting point for ASUTEX export activity. Countries such as Portugal, Italy, Turkey, Morocco and Vietnam were the former ones, up to present 36 countries worldwide where ASUTEX exports in a regular basis.
ASUTEX has also expanded its production activity worldwide. So that, we own 5 production sites in Casablanca (Morocco), Suzhou (China), Bogotá and Medellín (Colombia) and Palau-solità i Plegamans (Barcelona-Spain) where the headquarters are also based.
The main aim of ASUTEX is to guarantee our customer’s satisfaction, by means of our wide textile expertise and our personnel technician performances and abilities. Also throughout continuous improvement and textile products and processes innovation.
Mission statements of the company:
Organizational culture and values:
ASUTEX is committed to following the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact
Corporate sustainability starts with a ASUTEX value system and a principles-based approach to doing business. This means operating in ways that, at a minimum, meet fundamental responsibilities in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Responsible ASUTEX enact the same values and principles wherever they have a presence and know that good practices in one area do not offset harm in another. By incorporating the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact into strategies, policies and procedures, and establishing a culture of integrity, companies are not only upholding their basic responsibilities to people and planet, but also setting the stage for long-term success.
The Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact are derived from: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.
Principle 1: ASUTEX should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
Principle 3: ASUTEX should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and
Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Principle 7: ASUTEX should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
Principle 10: ASUTEX should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.