Mongolian sustainable textile production standard
In view of global endeavors to switch to sustainability, Mongolian government has adopted sustainable textile production standard that reflects the indicators of international criteria and therefore ensures an environmentally friendly and socially viable practices at the processing stage of cashmere value chain. The Mongolian national standard is the first ever guiding document that will lead the country’s light industry development to become sustainable.
What is MNS 6926:2021 Sustainable textile production – Code of practice
This is a nationwide standard for improving operational systems for textile processing industries for sustainable production. The main scope of the standard is to provide basic principles of sustainable textile production, its main criteria and provide methodology for assessment, verification and certification.
Why should local factories adopt this standard?
By adopting this standard into their operation, processing companies shall be able to implement integrated policy for sustainable production, decreasing the negative environmental impacts and increase their social responsibilities. Additionally, companies can create opportunities to be transparent about their sustainability.
Mongolian sustainable textile production standard covers a range of globally essential issues that not only help the businesses to develop but the nature to thrive
How are animal welfare and rangeland conservation reflected in “MNS 6926 2021 Sustainable textile production”?
In order to meet sustainability criteria for ensuring animal welfare and rangeland protection, the standard indicates that the companies need to source raw materials from herders and herders’ organizations, which have adopted national standard MNS 6891:2020 ‘Responsible Nomad’. Responsible Nomad national standard can be found as a part of this package. To download please use this link: https://estandard.gov.mn/standard/v/6714
Environmental management reflected in the MNS 6926:2021 Sustainable textile production”
The standard has 7 chapters and 35 criteria. Some of the criteria are as follows:
If you would like to download this standard, please use this link: https://estandard.gov.mn/standard/v/6778
Social responsibilities reflected in the MNS 6926:2021 Sustainable textile production”
Social responsibility of this standard covers areas such as Labor relations and training, Child and Juvenile Labor, Discrimination, Avoiding harassment and abuse, Wages, Occupational Health and Safety.
Wool and cashmere processing companies that have adopted or working toward adoption of this national standard can be found on our digital brochure. Please refer to the screen for more information.
Who accredits local industries according to MNS 6926:2021 ‘Sustainable textile production?”
Mongolian Wool and Cashmere Association has an independent certification body ensured ISO 17065 international standard, accredited by Mongolian Accreditation System. Hence, textile processing companies are monitored and audited by this certification organization.
Currently, 18 local industries have agreed to transforming their businesses adhering to sustainable models and mobilizing the resources to stand as pioneers adopting the required standards and inspiring the other industries for the change.
The ethical cashmere come from Mongolian responsible herders
Centuries-long tradition of nomadic pastoralism and fragile sensitive eco system of Mongolian steppe makes the Mongolian cashmere unique
|1. RAW MATERIAL PREPARATION, PREPARATION SYSTEM|
|5101.11.00||Sheep wool||MNS 33:2007|
|5102.19.43||Camel wool||MNS 36:2015|
|5102.11.10||Goat cashmere||MNS 38:2007|
|5102.19.30||Yak wool||MNS 6377:2013|
|Guard hair||MNS 37:2007|
|2. WASHED (PRIMARY PROCESSED) RAW MATERIAL|
|5101.21.00||Sheep washed wool||MNS 780:2007|
|5102.11.20||Knitting. Goat, camel, yak washed cashmere, wool, hair||MNS 6741:2019|
|5101.29.00||Wool, cashmere. Factory waste Tannery hair||MNS 5251:2008|
|3. PROCESSED (DEHAIRED) RAW MATERIAL|
|5105.31.10||Goat dehaired cashmere||MNS 3683:2015|
|5105.31.30||Factory waste. Guard hair, short cashmere||MNS 4251:2008|
|5105.39.11||Camel dehaired wool||MNS 4950:2015|
|5105.39.90||Yak dehaired hair||MNS 5248:2015|
|5103.30.00||Filling sheep wool material||MNS 6459:2014|
|4. SPINNING PRODUCT|
|5109.90.00||Spinning product. Yak cashmere spun.||MNS 5865:2008|
|5108.10.00||Spinning product. Cashmere spun||MNS 5820:2007|
|5108.20.00||Woven. Cashmere spun||MNS 5306:2003|
|Goat cashmere, camel wool, yak hair woven and knitwear||MNS 6809:2019|
|Woven. Knitwear||MNS 5307:2003|
|6. WOVEN PRODUCT|
|5112.11.00||Half wool fabric for school uniform||MNS 6232:2011|
|5111.11.00||Wool and cashmere woven drape||MNS 6816:2020|
|Goat cashmere, camel wool, yak hair woven products||MNS 6809:2019|
|5111.11.00||Unit woven cashmere products||MNS 6683:2017|
|5111.19.00||Camel wool and yak hair blanket||MNS 3685:2003|
|5701.10.00||Machine made carpet||MNS 1588:2009|
|6. SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION PROCESS|
|“Sustainable textile production” certification||MNS 6926:2021|