Oeko-Tex @ Standard 1000 Certification

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.

The required criteria include:

→ Use of environmentally-damaging auxiliaries and dyestuffs prohibited
→ Compliance with standard values for waste water and exhaust air treatment
→ Optimisation of energy consumption
→ Avoidance of noise and dust pollution
→ Defined measures to ensure safety at the workplace
→ Use of child labour prohibited
→ Introduction of basic elements of an environmental management system

The company is monitored by an independent auditor from one of the member institutes of the "Oeko-Tex International - Association for the Assessment of Environmentally Friendly Textiles". The certificate is valid for three years.

Advantages

The additional cost of certifying and production process according to Oeko-Tex Standard 1000 offers textile and clothing companies the following advantages:

→ Effective public relations documentation of the objectively stipulated ecological measures in place at a production site
→ Increased production efficiency and thus reduced costs
→ Waste minimisation
→ Increased acceptance of a company's products on the market