YKK continuously works to develop and improve in many areas, including quality management, occupational safety and health management, and environmental management systems. YKK’s conformity to international and national standards is confirmed through our many certifications. Currently, many of YKK’s production locations have been certified as meeting ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO45001, OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100, bluesign® system, and Science Based Targets. Below is a more detailed description of each certification.
ISO 9001 / ISO 14001 / ISO 45001
YKK has acquired ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO45001 certifications in many locations.
For details of each certification, please contact the YKK company from which you have purchased products.
OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100
The OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 is a globally uniform testing and certification system for textile raw materials, intermediate products and final products at all stages of production.
The certification confirms compliance with laws that control or prohibit certain substances and chemicals.
For details of certification, please contact the YKK company from which you have purchased products.
YKK has acquired OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 Product Class I certification in 38 locations as of March 2021.
The bluesign® system is a solution for the sustainable production of textiles, accessories and trims. It eliminates harmful substances right from the beginning of the manufacturing process and sets and controls standards for environmentally-friendly and safe production. This not only ensures that the final product meets very stringent consumer safety requirements worldwide, but also reassures the consumer that they are acquiring a sustainable product.
YKK is a bluesign® system partner and has bluesign® approved products requiring the most stringent standards in the world. Below are bluesign® approved products.
bluesign® approved products require certain conditions to be met.
Please contact your nearest YKK office for inquiries relating to bluesign® approved products
YKK is a bluesign® system partner in 6 locations as of March 2022.
Science Based Targets
Science-based targets provide companies with a clearly-defined path to reduce emissions in line with the Paris Agreement goals.
In March 2021, YKK's greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets were approved by the independent Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as consistent with levels required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement - limiting global warming to well-below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C.