Standards

Oeko Tex Standard 1000

Oeko Tex Standard 1000

Governing Organization

Oeko-Tex International - Association for the Assessment of Environmentally Friendly Textiles

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Assessment Type

Third party assessed by non-verified bodies

Memberships

ISEAL Alliance Member

Sectors Covered

Apparel and Carpets

Issues Covered

Biodegradable and Recycling, Carbon, CSR, Environmental Management, Product Safety, Quality, Waste and Chemicals Management, Water Related, Worker Safety

Description

For companies in the textile and clothing industry, the Oeko-Tex criteria catalogue provides for the very first time a uniform, scientifically founded evaluation standard for the human ecological safety of textiles, against the background of the globalized and extremely fragmented nature of the textile manufacturing chain. To complement the product-related Oeko-Tex Standard 100 , the Oeko-Tex Standard 1000 is a testing, auditing and certification system for environmentally-friendly production sites throughout the textile processing chain. To qualify for certification according to the Oeko-Tex Standard 1000, companies must meet stipulated criteria in terms of their environmentally-friendly manufacturing processes and provide evidence that at least 30% of total production is already certified under Oeko-Tex Standard 100.

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