The guiding principle, to promote sustainable development by means of trustful cooperation and training, is firmly anchored in our corporate culture.
We support our partner companies – spinning mills and yarn processing facilities in Asia and Africa – to implement sustainable business procedures by training local staff, optimising processes and ensuring the use of modern, resource-efficient technologies. Due to our long-standing business and technical experience we are a valued partner of the implementation organisations of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, DEG and GIZ.
Besides yarn made of conventionally grown cotton we can also supply yarns which are certified according to below initiatives.
Sustainable, organic and fair trade
BIMECO is continuously developing its co- operation with suppliers using certified organic cotton and paying attention to fair working conditions. For this reason we can supply our customers with yarns in accordance with the Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 and the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Furthermore we can arrange FAIRTRADE and BCI certified yarns for them. We are therefore making a contribution to improving the living conditions of the cotton farmers and their families, as well as to the more environmentally friendly cultivation of cotton.
Code of Conduct
Since 2011, the basis of the business relationship with our suppliers has been a Code of Conduct for compliance with labor standards. The Code of Conduct is based on the requirements of the core labor standards of the International Labor Organization (ILO), prohibits child and forced labor, among other things, and sets basic requirements for working hours, remuneration, and health and safety at work.
Better Cotton Initiative (BCI)
Besides non-governmental organizations such as WWF, renowned companies such as Ikea, H&M, Marks & Spencer and Adidas are also members of the initiative.
Cotton Made in Africa (CmiA)
Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
Textile products that carry the GOTS Label with the “organic” label-grade contain at least 95% certified organic fibres. Products that have the GOTS label with the “made with X% organic” label-grade contain at least 70% certified organic fibres.
BIMECO – CSR Competence
Shaping the future entrepreneurially requires new insights and new concepts. Climate change, digitalization, shortage of skilled workers and pandemics are changing the framework conditions for business. We participated in the CSR group workshops of the CSR Competence Center Münsterland (csr-muensterland.de). In a 15-month process we…
1) conducted a CSR self-assessment in the fields of workplace & employees, corporate environmental protection, product responsibility & market and community & civic engagement
2) developed a CSR basic positioning and a CSR strategy,
3) Developed a CSR action plan
4) and publishes a CSR summary report (in German language) as documentation of this process.
Now we are proud to receive the award as “CSR Unternehmen Münsterland”.
Promoting and supporting by conviction.
We also promote education by supporting a school for AIDS orphans in Chipulukusu-Ndola, Zambia.
More information about the project can be found here: