A Field Survey on Social Responsibility Practices Carried Out by Textile Companies in Turkey Within the Scope of Sustainable Development

  •  Fatma Fusun Uysal    
  •  Emel Demir Askeroglu    
  •  Bilge Berkhan Kastaci    


Sustainable development is a process of change that involves institutional restructuring related with directing investments, positioning technological development and meeting the future needs as much as today’s needs. The application of environmental social responsibility studies is useful for any size of textile company. A primary concern for textile companies is the amount of water used in their processes. They generate large volumes of solid and hazardous wastes. Energy is the motor behind textile processes. Energy costs used in processes are important for especially large textile companies. While institutions are producing with social responsibility awareness, fulfilling their obligations to environment has gained importance in terms of sustainable development. The subject of this work introduces activities carried out by textile companies during production process, fulfilling their environmental responsibilities or not and which applications are done in the sector. Following the literature survey, a questionnaire study was conducted on textile firms operating in Turkey. From our research, it is concluded that some emerging technologies like enzymatic treatment in textile wet processing, ultrasonic treatment, electron-beam treatment, use of supercritical carbon dioxide in dyeing, electrochemical dyeing, ink-jet printing, plasma technology in textile wet processing are not used by any of companies.

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  • Issn(Print): 1925-4725
  • Issn(Onlne): 1925-4733
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: semiannual

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