September 28, 2017 YKK Wins the Highest Award at the JAPAN OEKO-TEX® AWARD 2017

On September 27, YKK Corporation (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Hiroaki Otani) won the Grand Prix, the highest award, at the JAPAN OEKO-TEX®* AWARD 2017 ceremony. The award presentation was held for the first time at the OEKO-TEX® 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner hosted by Nissenken Quality Evaluation Center.

The Grand Prix was awarded for the following reasons:

  • - The company's sincere manufacturing efforts and its attitude toward safety and security;
  • - The company's broad range of OEKO-TEX® certified products (inclusive of its overseas plants);
  • - The company's rollout of certified products not only in Japan but also to companies around the world, and its extremely high visibility and success as a business.

YKK will continue engaging in management and business activities that give due consideration to product safety and security as well as the environment.

(※) OEKO-TEX® is a worldwide certification system that certifies textiles and related products are free of substances harmful to the human body. Nissenken Quality Evaluation Center is Japan's sole OEKO-TEX® certification body. It is a member of the OEKO-TEX® Association, an international research and testing body.
(※) Nissenken is the third party quality evaluation institute involved in safety and functionality test for garments and raw materials.

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Mr. Nobuhiro Komada, President, Nissenken Quality Evaluation Center (left)
Mr. Ryuichi Tsuneda, Vice President, YKK Corporation (right)