Securing Trust Through Sustainability Certifications

At Jacob Holm, we take our product quality very seriously, and we believe that sustainability and quality go hand-in-hand. To establish our commitment to both, we’ve achieved a range of certifications by putting into place measurable sustainability practices. Though we’re a centuries-old company, our youthful spirit guides us. We value the agility to work with our customers to seek the certifications that fit their end-consumers’ needs and growing desire for transparency in the supply chain. These technologies and certifications symbolize our commitment to quality, sustainability and earning our customers’ trust.

Sustainable Products

We offer fabric solutions made from a range of sustainably-sourced, natural, recyclable and biodegradable raw materials. We’ve developed the ability to work with recycled fibers such as cotton and polyester, as well as virgin fibers of natural origin like cotton, organic cotton, hydrophobic cotton and pulp made from bamboo, flax and hemp, as well as plant-based fibers like viscose, lyocell, PLA® and cellulose acetate. 

We also produce finished goods that are HALAL®-certified, Leaping Bunny-certified and Vegan-certified. 

Responsible Forest Management

Bureau Veritas Certification Holding SAS certifies that the company has implemented an FSC™ product group control system according to the Forest Stewardship Council™ certification system.

Jacob Holm has implemented an FSC™ product group control system according to the Forest Stewardship Council™ certification system in three manufacturing sites:

  • Asturias, Spain (FSC-C140069)
  • Soultz, France (FSC-C001586)
  • Candler, NC US (FSC-C116044)

This certification guarantees that at these sites, Jacob Holm raw materials procured from forests are handled responsibly and provide environmental and monetary well-being to the forest communities.

Jacob Holm’s manufacturing site in Soultz (France) also holds the PEFC Chain of Custody certificate and the manufacturing site in Candler (NC, US) the SFI Chain of Custody certificate. PEFC and SFI are eco-labels for responsible forest management. They ensure that forests are managed according to environmental, social and economic criteria.

Sustainability Certifications of Jacob Holm production plants

Jacob Holm Industries (France), SAS FSC®PEFC™GOTSOeko Tex®OK Biodegradable SOILISO 9001:2015
Jacob Holm Industries (America), Inc. FSC®SFI®
Sontara Old Hickory, Inc. Oeko Tex®ISO 9001:2015ISO 22716:2007
Sontara Asturias S.A.U. FSC®ISO 14001:2015ISO 9001:2015OHSAS 18001:2007