Old assessment methodology
Very good choice
  • Aim/Focus
  • Standard organisation
  • Good to know
The aim of the EU Ecolabel is to give consumers an indication of more environmentally friendly products and services. The label identifies both natural and synthetic fibre textiles. All requirements must be met directly. The label defines requirements for environmentally friendly processes along the entire production chain.
The EU Ecolabel is a voluntary, third party certified Type I, ISO 14024 ecolabel, which was established by the European Commission in 1992. It is implemented by the Commission and the EU Member States. The label is awarded to products and services meeting its environmental standards, and is recognized across Europe and worldwide. The EU Ecolabelling Board (EUEB), composed of representatives of the EU Member States, as well as environmental, consumer and industry associations, trade unions, commerce and small and medium-sized enterprises, contributes to the further development and revision of the EU Ecolabel criteria and reviews the implementation of the scheme. For Germany, the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) and RAL gGmbH have been appointed as the Competent Body at the European Commission.
The label for textile products is based on the Commission Decision (2014/350/EU). The label for footwear is based on the Commission Decision (2016/1349/EU).

Cred­ib­il­ity 92%

  • Availability of Scheme Structure
  • Independence of Scheme Owner from Certificate Holder
  • Availability of Standard
  • Public Consultation of Standard
  • Availability of Standard-Setting Process
  • Standard Review
  • Consistent interpretation of the Standard
  • List of Accredited/Approved CABs
  • Procedure on Remediation
  • CAB Complaints Mechanism
  • Defined Duration of Certificate / License
  • Clarity of claim
  • Scheme Legal Status
  • Information on Sources of Finance
  • Incorporation of Stakeholder feedback
  • Documented Assessment Methodology
  • Level of Conformity Assessment
  • Claims Policy
  • Scheme Management
    Governance structures and management of the scheme
    78/100
    • Governance
      89/100
    • Impact
      90/100
      • Does the scheme owner have a system in place for measuring its impacts and progress towards its sustainability goals?
        Answer: Yes (on request)
        Score: 70/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (on request) (70 points)
        • Yes publicly (100 points)
      • Does the scheme owner use the results of monitoring and evaluation for learning and improvements to its programme?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (100 points)
      • Does the scheme owner make sustainability results from M&E available?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (on request) (70 points)
        • Yes publicly (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
    • Supporting Strategies
      34/100
      • Does the scheme provide access to technical assistance for compliance with the standard?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
      • Does the scheme provide access to technical assistance beyond compliance with the standard?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
      • Does the scheme provide access to finance for enterprises seeking certification?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
  • Standard-Setting
    Standard development and revision
    100/100
  • Assurance
    Mechanisms for assessment of compliance with the standard
    92/100
    • Assurance System
      82/100
      • Is there a documented assessment methodology for CABs to assess compliance with the standard?
        Answer: Yes publicly avilable
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes available on request (70 points)
        • Yes publicly avilable (100 points)
      • Is application (to get certified/verified) open to all potential applicants within the scope of the scheme?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (100 points)
      • Does the scheme owner require CABs to have an assessment fee schedule?
        Answer: Yes publicly avilable
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes available on request (70 points)
        • Yes publicly avilable (100 points)
      • Are levels of all costs and fees incurred by applicants and certificate holders/licencees based on programme costs and kept as low as possible?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (100 points)
      • Does the scheme owner require CABs to have a documented complaints mechanism in place for compliance decisions?
        Answer: Yes publicly available
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes available on request (70 points)
        • Yes publicly available (100 points)
      • Does the scheme owner make, or require CABs to make, summary certification/verification reports (with personal and commercially sensitive information removed) available?
        Answer: No (confidential)
        Score: 10/100
        Possible answers
        • No (no reports) (0 points)
        • No (confidential) (10 points)
        • Yes (on request) (70 points)
        • Yes publicly (100 points)

        Source:

        Art. 10.6 of the EU Ecolabel states that the Competent Body which has awarded the EU Ecolabel to the product shall not disclose, or use for any purose unconnected with the award for use of the EU Ecolabel, information which it has gained access in the course of assessing the compliance by a user of the EU Ecolabel with the rules on use of the EU Ecolabel set out in Art. 9.

      • Does the certificate or license define the duration for which it is valid?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)

        Source:

        Validity of license is bound to the validity of the product criteria it referes to. Licenses end when validity of criteria end or when criteria have been updated and the transition peridod has expired. Annex IV of the EU Ecolabel Regulation providing the Standard Contract covering the terms of use oft he EU Ecolabel is specifying the duration of the contract.

      • Does the certificate or license define the scope of assurance?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (100 points)
      • Does the scheme owner maintain or require CABs to maintain a publicly accessible list of certified or verified enterprises, or a list of verified products/product groups, or a list of members (in case of membership-based initiatives)?
        Answer: Yes incl. scope of certificate or license
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (70 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes incl. scope of certificate or license (100 points)
      • Does the scheme owner maintain a list of all accredited/approved CABs?
        Answer: Yes (publicly)
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (on request) (70 points)
        • Yes (publicly) (100 points)
      • Does the scheme owner review their assurance system on a periodic basis?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Annual (0 points)
        • Every 3 years (100 points)
        • Every 5 years (0 points)
        • Ad hoc (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner require that clients and other affected stakeholders are notified of changes to the assurance requirements?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (100 points)

        Source:

        personal correspondence

      • Does the scheme owner allow partial certification by an enterprise, with requirements to increase the percentage of certified produce over time?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (100 points)
      • Does the scheme owner have a documented assessment methodology for CABs that are assessing chain of custody?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        Possible answers
        • yes publicly available (100 points)
        • yes available on request (70 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
    • Conformity Assessment
      96/100
      • Conformity Assessment Process
        100/100
      • Sustainability Audits
        100/100
        • Does the scheme owner require CABs to be compliant with ISO/IEC 17065, ISO/IEC 17021, ISO/IEC 17020 or equivalent?
          Answer: Not Applicable
          Possible answers
          • No (0 points)
          • Yes (100 points)
          • Not Applicable (0 points)
        • At least how often do clients undergo a full audit process?
          Answer: Not Applicable
          Possible answers
          • 1 year or less (100 points)
          • 1-2 years (100 points)
          • 2-3 years (80 points)
          • 4-5 years (50 points)
          • 5 years or more (10 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
        • Is the frequency of an audit based in part on a risk assessment of the client?
          Answer: Not Applicable
          Possible answers
          • Yes (100 points)
          • No (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
        • What type of activities are CABs required to undertake during a full audit?
          Answer: Not Applicable
          Possible answers
          • Document review (off-site) only (10 points)
          • Document review on-site (70 points)
          • Field visit (incl. office visit & doc. review) (100 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
        • Does the scheme owner allow or require CABs to do unscheduled audits?
          Answer: Not Applicable
          Possible answers
          • Allowed (70 points)
          • Required (100 points)
          • Not allowed (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
        • Are auditors required to solicit external stakeholder input during the audit process?
          Answer: Not Applicable
          Possible answers
          • Yes (100 points)
          • No (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
        • Does the scheme owner require CABs to follow a consistent report format?
          Answer: Not Applicable
          Possible answers
          • Yes (100 points)
          • No (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
        • Are the people making the compliance decision different from those engaged in the audit process?
          Answer: Not Applicable
          Possible answers
          • Yes (100 points)
          • No (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
        • Does the scheme allow for group certification or verification?
          Answer: Not Applicable
          Possible answers
          • Yes (100 points)
          • No (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Group Certification
        100/100
        • Is the group required to have an internal management system?
          Answer: Not Applicable
          Possible answers
          • Yes (100 points)
          • No (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
        • Is there a requirement that at least all group sites are visited during the period of validity of the certificate?
          Answer: Not Applicable
          Possible answers
          • No (0 points)
          • Yes (100 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
        • Is there a sample size formula to determine the number of group members that is externally verified?
          Answer: Not Applicable
          Possible answers
          • No (0 points)
          • Yes (70 points)
          • Yes based on risk assessment (100 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
        • Do the requirements on group certification/verification define the conditions under which a group member shall be suspended or removed from a group?
          Answer: Not Applicable
          Possible answers
          • Member suspended from certification (0 points)
          • Member removed from a group (100 points)
          • Group suspension (0 points)
          • No repercussion (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Chain of Custody
        100/100
        • Does the scheme owner require CoC CABs to be compliant with ISO/IEC 17020, ISO/IEC 17021, or ISO/IEC 17065 or equivalent?
          Answer: Not Applicable
          Possible answers
          • Yes (100 points)
          • No (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
        • What is the most independent type of CoC conformity assessment required by the scheme?
          Answer: Not Applicable
          Possible answers
          • 1st party (0 points)
          • 2nd party (70 points)
          • 3rd party (100 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
        • What type of activities are CoC CABs required to undertake during a full CoC assessment?
          Answer: Not Applicable
          Possible answers
          • Document review (off-site) only (10 points)
          • Document review on-site (70 points)
          • Field visit (incl. office visit & doc. review) (100 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
        • Does the scheme owner require all enterprises that are physically handling the certified product to undergo a CoC audit if the product can be destined for retail sale as a certified, labelled product?
          Answer: Not Applicable
          Possible answers
          • Yes (100 points)
          • No (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Laboratory Testing
        75/100
    • Auditor Competencies
      100/100
      • Does the scheme owner define specific qualifications and competencies for CAB auditors?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner require that CAB auditors successfully complete training on the standard and its interpretation?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner require that CAB auditors successfully complete auditor training based on ISO 19011, or equivalent?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner require that new auditors have a probationary period where their competence in an audit is assessed or supervised?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner require that CAB auditors are evaluated at least every 3 years?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner have or require that CABs have a continuing professional development program in place?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner require that there are repercussions such as probation or suspension for the misconduct or poor performance of CAB personnel?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
    • Accreditation / Oversight
      93/100
      • Does the scheme require a documented accreditation or oversight mechanism?
        Answer: Yes publicly available
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes available on request (70 points)
        • Yes publicly available (100 points)

        Source:

        'The scheme is owned by the government and developed according to a multi stakeholder approach. It is assumed that this structure presumes a kind of oversight mechanism.'

      • Does the scheme owner require ISO 17011 compliance for ABs?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Is the accreditation or oversight body independent from the scheme owner?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • How often do assurance providers undergo a full accreditation or oversight assessment?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        Possible answers
        • <1 year (100 points)
        • 1 year (100 points)
        • 2-3 years (80 points)
        • 4-5 years (50 points)
        • >5 years (10 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Is the frequency of an accreditation or oversight assessment based in part on a risk assessment of the client?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner ensure that all CABs are free to apply to operate under the scheme, irrespective of their country of residence, size and of the existing number of providers already operating under the scheme?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner accept CABs that are accredited/accepted by ABs to similar or generic scopes (proxy accreditation)?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        Possible answers
        • No (100 points)
        • Yes (0 points)
        • Yes assess scheme-specific competence (80 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner require ABs or oversight bodies to have a documented complaints mechanism in place for compliance decisions?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner require ABs or oversight bodies to have a procedure in place for how CABs are required to address non-conformities using a corrective action process?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner require ABs or oversight bodies to make summary accreditation/oversight reports (with personal and commercially sensitive information removed) available?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (on request) (70 points)
        • Yes publicly (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner ensure that the accreditation or oversight assessment includes an on-site assessment of the CAB?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner ensure that the accreditation or oversight process includes a review of the performance of CABs and auditors in the field?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
  • Claims & Traceability
    Claims and labelling policy and chain of custody
    100/100
    • Traceability
      100/100
      • Does the scheme owner have a documented Chain of Custody standard or other traceability requirements?
        Answer: Yes publicly available
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes available on request (70 points)
        • Yes publicly available (100 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • In terms of the level of traceability, which is the least strict CoC model that the scheme allows?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        Possible answers
        • Segregation (100 points)
        • Mass Balance (70 points)
        • Certificate Trading (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Are there any CoC requirements for non-certified material, in case mixing of certified with uncertified inputs is allowed?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner require CABs to verify that all enterprises within the chain maintain accurate and accessible records that allow any certified product or batch of products to be traceable from the point of sale to the buyer?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Are companies required to keep CoC records for at least the term of certificate validity?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme have a traceability system that enables checking of product flow between links of the supply chain?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
    • Claims & Labelling
      100/100
      • Does the scheme owner make documented requirements governing the use of symbols, logos and claims available?
        Answer: Yes publicly
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (on request) (70 points)
        • Yes publicly (100 points)
      • Do claims and labelling requirements ensure that claims or logos clearly indicate to what they apply?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Do claims requirements specify the types of claims that can be made for different types of CoC models, where the scheme owner allows for more than one model?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Are claims and label users required to use unique license numbers or other tracking mechanisms?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner require surveillance of the accurate use of claims and labels in the market, including a complaints mechanism to report misuse?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)

        Source:

        Regulation (EC) No 66/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009 on the EU Ecolabel http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32010R0066&from=EN

      • Does the scheme require different claims depending on the percentage of certified / verified content in a product?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • What is the minimum percentage of a certified / verified input in a single ingredient product for a claim to be allowed for that product?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        Possible answers
        • 0-49% (25 points)
        • 50-74% (50 points)
        • 75-94% (80 points)
        • 95-100% (100 points)
        • Not specified (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • What is the minimum percentage of certified / verified material in a composite product for a claim to be allowed for that product?
        Answer: Not Applicable
        Possible answers
        • 0-20% (25 points)
        • 21-50% (50 points)
        • 51-74% (80 points)
        • 75-100% (100 points)
        • Not specified (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Is the label accompanied by an explanatory text claim or a link to further information?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Yes (100 points)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme have a procedure that defines specific consequences of misuse of claims?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (100 points)

        Source:

        Regulation (EC) No 66/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009 on the EU Ecolabel http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32010R0066&from=EN


En­vir­on­ment 73%

  • Prohibition of Chemicals Harmful to the Environment
  • Thresholds for Wastewater Parameters (Basic)
  • Prohibition of Chemicals Harmful to Human Health - Textile
  • Hazardous chemicals - substances of very high concern under REACH
  • Limit Values for Chemical Residues
  • Requirements for the Production of Natural Fibres
  • Chemicals
    Restriction and handling of (hazardous) chemicals
    86/100
    • Chemical Use
      90/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on chemical use?
        Answer: Increase efficiency/reduce chemical use
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Document use of all chemicals (25 points)
        • Increase efficiency/reduce chemical use (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "The final product and the production recipes used to manufacture the final product shall not contain the hazardous substances listed in the Restricted Substance List at or above the specified concentration limits or according to the specified restrictions."

        Referenzdokumente:

        p.58

      • Does the standard include criteria on chemicals listed on the REACH Candidate List as substances of very high concern?
        Answer: Prohibit use
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Restrict use (50 points)
        • Prohibit use (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "SVHC's that have been identified according to Article 59 of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH) as meeting the criteria of Article 57 of that Regulation and are listed in the candidate list for eventual inclusion in Annex XIV of REACH (‘Candi­ date List’) that is current at the time of application shall not be present in the final product, either or to impart function to the final product or that have been intentionally used during production stages, unless a derogation has been approved."

        Referenzdokumente:

        p. 75

      • Does the standard include criteria on the use of biocides in the finishing process?
        Answer: Prohibit use
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Restrict use (50 points)
        • Prohibit use (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        (i) Biocide finishes used to impart biocidal properties to the final products."Biocides shall not be incorporated into fibres, fabrics or the final product in order to impart biocidal properties."

        Referenzdokumente:

        p.74

      • Does the standard include criteria on the use of formaldehyde?
        Answer: Restrict use
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 50/100
        Possible answers
        • Restrict use (50 points)
        • Prohibit use (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "The following limit values apply to residual formalde­ hyde from easy care finishes (...)"

        Referenzdokumente:

        p.77

      • Does the standard include criteria on the use of nanomaterials?
        Answer: Restrict use
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 50/100
        Possible answers
        • Restrict use (50 points)
        • Prohibit use (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        (e)Restrictions applying to finishing processes. Biocides shall not be incorporated into fibres, fabrics or the final product in order to impart biocidal properties. Common examples include triclosan, nano- silver, zinc organic compounds, tin organic compounds, dichlorophenyl(ester) compounds, benzimidazol derivatives and isothiazolinones.

        Referenzdokumente:

        p.74

      • Does the standard include criteria on the use of flame retardants?
        Answer: Prohibit use of halogenated and other flame retardants
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Prohibit use of halogenated flame retardants (80 points)
        • Prohibit use of halogenated and other flame retardants (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        14(b) Derogations that apply to textile substance groups. In accordance with Article 6(7) of Regulation (EC) No 66/2010 the substance groups in Table 6 are specifically derogated from the requirements set out in Criterion 14(a) and in accordance with the derogation conditions described in Table 6. For each substance group all derogation conditions are provided for the specified hazard classifications. (...)(ii) Flame retardants (...)" . Criterion 25. durability of function Finishes, treatments and additives that impart water, oil and stain repellency flame retardancy and easy care (...). (Appendix I) (e)Restrictions applying to finishing processes. Flame retardants. Applicability: Where applied and as specified for synergists. The following flame retardants shall not be used: (...) . The synergist antimony trioxide (H351) is derogated for use as a synergist for the backcoating of interior textiles only under the condition that the product is required to be flame retardant (...)

        Referenzdokumente:

        p.74

      • Does the standard include criteria on biodegredability of substances?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        Table 6. Derogated hazard classifications by substance group. (iv) Water, dirt and stain repellents. The repellent and its degradation products shall be readily andor inherently biodegradable and non-bioaccumulative in the aquatic environment, including aquatic sediment. (p.62.) APPENDIX I (a) Restrictions applying to fibre and yarn spinning and weaving, (e) Restrictions applying to finishing processes and (f)Restrictions applying to all production stages

        Referenzdokumente:

        p.62

      • Does the standard include criteria on H statements H400, H410, H411?
        Answer: Prohibit use for all applications
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Prohibit use for some applications (60 points)
        • Prohibit use for all applications (80 points)
        • Prohibit use of additional H statements for all applications (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        14(a) Hazard classification restrictions. Substances applied to fabrics and knitted panels during dyeing, printing and finishing processes which remain on the final product and, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council (1) or Council Directive 67/548/EC (2), meet the criteria for classification with the hazard classes or risk phrases listed in Table 5 shall not be used unless they have been specifically derogated. These restrictions shall also apply to functional substances incorporated into man-made fibres during their manufacturing.(...) H400 Very toxic to aquatic life (R50)H410 Very toxic to aquatic life with long-lasting effects (R50/53). Table 5. Restricted hazard classifications and risk phrases and their CLP categorisation. (p.60)H411 Toxic to aquatic life with long-lasting effects (R51/53)"

        Referenzdokumente:

        p.59-61

      • Does the standard include criteria on H statements H300, H310, H330, H340, H341, H350, H351, H360, H361, H370, H371?
        Answer: Prohibit use for all applications
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Prohibit use for some applications (60 points)
        • Prohibit use for all applications (80 points)
        • Prohibit use of additional H statements for all applications (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        14(a) Hazard classification restrictions. Substances applied to fabrics and knitted panels during dyeing, printing and finishing processes which remain on the final product and, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council (1) or Council Directive 67/548/EC (2), meet the criteria for classification with the hazard classes or risk phrases listed in Table 5 shall not be used unless they have been specifically derogated. These restrictions shall also apply to functional substances incorporated into man-made fibres during their manufacturing." p.59. Table 5. Restricted hazard classifications and risk phrases and their CLP categorisation.

        Referenzdokumente:

        (p.60)

      • Does the standard include criteria on testing the final product regarding residues of chemicals?
        Answer: Limit values for more than 10 residues are defined
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Limit values for less or equal than 10 residues are defined (50 points)
        • Limit values for more than 10 residues are defined (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        14(a) Hazard classification restrictions. The final product and the production recipes used to manufacture the final product shall not contain the hazardous substances listed in the Restricted Substance List at or above the specified concentration limits or according to the specified restrictions. ""Laboratory analysis of the final product shall be carried out in a representative way for the licensed product lines, where specified in the RSL and according to the test methods listed. Testing, where required, shall be carried out upon application and once a year thereafter for each product line based on a random sample, with results then communicated to the relevant competent body. Test data obtained for the purposes of compliance with industry RSL's and other schemes shall be accepted where the test methods are equivalent and have been carried out on a representative sample of the final product."

        Referenzdokumente:

        p.58, 59

    • Handling of Hazardous Substances
      50/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on storage and labelling of chemicals?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on selective and targeted application of chemicals?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        Prohibition of dangerous substances reduces necessity for criteria on targeted application

      • Does the standard include criteria on training on chemicals handling and exposure?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on specific procedures/controls to deal with pollution incidents (to mitigate environmental impacts)?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        Pollution is avoided by prohibiting dangerous substances in the production process.

  • Water
    Water usage and wastewater treatment
    76/100
    • Water Use
      0/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on water consumption in the production phase?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Monitor volumes of water consumption over time (50 points)
        • Monitor water volumes & increase efficiency (100 points)
    • Wastewater
      89/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on wastewater quality and wastewater treatment?
        Answer: Treat wastewater
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Monitor wastewater quality over time (25 points)
        • Treat wastewater (75 points)
        • Treat wastewater with parameters defined to ensure appropriate quality of wastewater (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        Criterion 16. Treatment of emissions to air and water. "If the effluent is treated on site and discharged directly to surface waters, it shall also meet the following require­ (i) pH between 6,0 and 9,0 (unless the pH of the receiving water is outside this range)(ii) temperature of less than 35 oC (unless the temperature of the receiving water is above this value)If colour removal is required by a derogation condition in criterion 14 then the following spectral absorption coefficients shall be (i) 436 nm (yellow sector) 7 m-1(ii) 525 nm (red sector) 5 m-1(iii) 620 nm (blue sector) 3 m-1 (p.64). Criterion 2. Flax and other bast fibres (including hemp, jute and ramie) 2(b) Where water retting has been used the wastewater from retting (...). (p.53). Criterion 9. Man-made cellulose fibres (including viscose, modal and lyocell). 9(c) Pulp used to manufacture fibres (...). (p.56)

        Referenzdokumente:

        p. 53, 56, 64

      • Does the standard include criteria on wastewater volumes (per unit of production)?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Monitor wastewater volumes over time (25 points)
        • Limit wastewater volumes (100 points)
      • Does the standard include threshold values on basic wastewater parameters?
        Answer: For different production steps
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Only for one production step (50 points)
        • For different production steps (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "Wastewater discharges to the environment shall not exceed 20 g COD/kg textiles processed. (...) (i) pH between 6,0 and 9,0 (unless the pH of the receiving water is outside this range)(ii) temperature of less than 35 oC (unless the temperature of the receiving water is above this value)"

        Referenzdokumente:

        p. 64

      • Does the standard include threshold values on advanced wastewater parameters?
        Answer: Not all of these parameters are covered
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 85/100
        Possible answers
        • Not all of these parameters are covered (85 points)
        • All of these parameters are covered (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        Criterion 9. Man-made cellulose fibres (including viscose, modal and lyocell) (9c) "(...) in the wastewater from pulp manufacturing (AOX) shall not exceed 0,170 kg/ADt pulp."

        Referenzdokumente:

        p.56

  • Inputs
    Requirements on the materials used in the final product
    49/100
    • Fibres
      49/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on the production of natural fibres?
        Answer: Fibres are extensively tested for agrochemical residues
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 40/100
        Possible answers
        • Fibres are extensively tested for agrochemical residues (40 points)
        • Fibres are extensively tested for agrochemical residues AND production follows IPM (50 points)
        • Less than 50% of fibres is organic (non-organic fibres has to be tested for agrochemical residues) (60 points)
        • 51% - 90% of fibres is organic (non-organic fibres has to be tested for agrochemical residues) (80 points)
        • More than 90% of fibres is organic (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        Criterion 1. Cotton and other natural cellulosic seed fibres (including kapok) Cotton and other natural cellulosic seed fibres (hereinafter referred to as cotton) shall contain a minimum content of either organic cotton (see criterion 1a) or integrated pest management (IPM) cotton (see criterion 1b). In addition to — All conventional cotton and IPM cotton used shall comply with the pesticide restrictions in criterion 1c, (...) Criterion 2. Flax and other bast fibres (including hemp, jute and ramie) (...) Criterion 3. Wool and other keratin fibres (including wool from sheep and lambs, and hair from camel, alpaca and goat) (...)

        Referenzdokumente:

        p. 51-54

      • Does the standard include criteria on the production of synthetic fibers?
        Answer: Specific criteria depending on different types of synthetic fibers
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • General criteria (25 points)
        • Specific criteria depending on different types of synthetic fibers (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        Criterion 4. Acrylic (p. 54), Criterion 5. Elastane (p. 54), Criterion 6. Polyamide (p. 55), Criterion 7. Polyester (p. 55), Criterion 8. Polypropylene (p. 56)

        Referenzdokumente:

        p. 54-56

      • Does the standard include criteria on the usage of recycled material?
        Answer: Use of recycled material in packaging
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 90/100
        Possible answers
        • Use of recycled material in packaging (10 points)
        • Use of recycled material in product (90 points)
        • Use of recycled material in packaging and product (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        "In this context, fibres that contain a recycled content are defined as fibres originating from pre-consumer waste (including polymer and fibre production waste, cuttings from textile and clothing manufacturers) and post-consumer waste (textile and all kind of fibre and textile products, as well as non-textile waste including PET drinking bottles and fishing nets)." p.50. 6(a) Production standard 1: Minimum recycled content. Fibres shall be manufactured using a minimum content of 20 % nylon that has been recycled from pre and/or post-consumer waste. (p. 55). Criterion 7. Polyester Any product that meets the minimum recycled content threshold shall be permitted to display additional text alongside the Ecolabel communicating this content claim. Guidance is provided in criterion 28."

        Referenzdokumente:

        p. 55

  • Quality
    Usability und durability of products
    100/100
    • Quality and Suitability
      100/100
      • Does the standard cover criteria on the quality of textiles?
        Answer: All four aspects (fastness of rubbing/ perspiration/ light/ washing) are tested
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Less than four aspects are tested (75 points)
        • All four aspects (fastness of rubbing/ perspiration/ light/ washing) are tested (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        Fitness for use17. Dimensional changes during washing and drying (p. 65)18. Colour fastness to washing (p. 66)19. Colour fastness to perspiration (acid, alkaline) (p. 66)20. Colour fastness to wet rubbing (p. 66)21. Colour fastness to dry rubbing (p. 66)22. Colour fastness to light (p. 67)23. Wash resistance of cleaning products (p. 67)24. Fabric resistance to pilling and abrasion (p. 68)25. Durability of function" (p.68-69)

        Referenzdokumente:

        p. 65-69

  • Energy
    Energy consumption and renewable energy
    90/100
    • Energy Consumption
      90/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on energy consumption in the production phase?
        Answer: Monitor energy consumption over time
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 90/100
        Possible answers
        • Monitor energy consumption over time (50 points)
        • Increase efficiency/reduce energy consumption OR increase use of renewables (90 points)
        • Increase efficiency/reduce energy consumption AND increase use of renewables (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        Criterion 15. Washing, drying and curing energy efficiency. The applicant shall demonstrate that the energy used in washing, drying and curing steps associated with dyeing, printing and finishing steps for ecolabelled products is measured and benchmarked as part of an energy or carbon dioxide emissions management system. Furthermore, they shall demonstrate that production sites have implemented a minimum number of Best Available Techniques (BAT) energy efficiency techniques as specified in Table 7 and as listed in Appendix 3 to this decision" p.63. "the applicant shall compile reporting from energy management systems for each dyeing, printing and finishing production site. ISO 50001 or equivalent systems for energy or carbon dioxide emissions shall be accepted as evidence for the energy management system."

        Referenzdokumente:

        p. 64

  • Waste & Air Pollution
    Reduction and management of waste and air pollutants
    51/100
    • Waste Production
      30/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on volumes of waste?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Monitor volumes of waste over time (50 points)
        • Reduce volumes of waste (100 points)
      • Does the standard include criteria on re-using or recycling waste on-site?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on toxicity of waste?
        Answer: Reduce and/or treat toxic waste
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • Document toxic waste (25 points)
        • Reduce and/or treat toxic waste (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        Prohibition of dangerous substances reduces necessity for criteria on waste toxicity

    • Waste Management
      20/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on waste management in the production phase?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on waste segregation?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on safe disposal of hazardous waste?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        Prohibition of dangerous substances reduces necessity for criteria on hazardous waste disposal

      • Does the standard include criteria on uncontrolled on-site waste burning?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Restrict waste burning (75 points)
        • Prohibit waste burning (100 points)
      • Does the standard include criteria on uncontrolled waste landfilling?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Restrict waste landfilling (75 points)
        • Prohibit waste landfilling (100 points)
      • Does the standard include criteria on handling or disposal of waste by third parties?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Keep records on third party contractors (25 points)
        • Evaluate third party contractors (in terms of suitability and disposal/treatment methods) (100 points)
    • Air pollution (excl. GHG) & Immission
      90/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on air pollution?
        Answer: Monitor emissions over time
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 50/100
        Possible answers
        • Monitor emissions over time (50 points)
        • Reduce emissions (through end-of-pipe technology) (90 points)
        • Increase emission efficiency (reduce emissions at source) (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        Criterion 4. Acrylic 4(a) The emissions to air of acrylonitrile (...). 4(b) The workplace emissions to air of N,N-dimethylacetamide (127-19-5) during polymerisation and spinning shall not exceed (...). (p. 54) 5(b) The workplace emissions to air of the following substances (...) limit values (IOELV): (i) (ii) (iii) (...). (p. 55) 6(b) Production standard 2: (...). (p. 55) 7(c) The emissions of VOCs during the production of polyester, expressed as an annual(...) (p. 56). 9(e) For viscose and modal fibres, the sulphur content (...). (p.57). 11(b) Components made of polyester shall comply with T(...) 7(a) and 7(c) regarding antimony content (...) (p. 57). Table 6 Derogated hazard classifications by substance group (Flame retardants, p. 62). 16(b) Emissions to air from printing and finishing processes (...). (p. 64/65)."The applicant shall demonstrate that the (...) emissions management system." p.63"Total emissions of organic compounds, as defined in Council Directive 1999/13/EC (1),p. 64

        Referenzdokumente:

        P.54-65

      • For which production phase does the standard include criteria on air pollution?
        Answer: For all production steps
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 100/100
        Possible answers
        • For some production steps (50 points)
        • For all production steps (100 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        from fibre production (p. 54) to product finishing (p.64)

        Referenzdokumente:

        P.54, 65

  • Environmental Management
    Sound environmental management practices
    0/100
    • Environmental Management
      0/100
      • Does the standard include a general criterion on compliance with all relevant local, regional and national environmental laws and regulations?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria to ensure that relevant and up-to-date permits are held (such as water use rights or land use titles)?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on assessing the environmental risks and impacts of production/operations prior to any significant intensification or expansion of business operations/cultivation and infrastructure?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on mitigating negative environmental impacts prior to production/operation?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on stakeholder engagement to achieve environmental targets?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
        • Maintain stakeholder lists (25 points)
        • Inform appropriate stakeholders on environmental targets (50 points)
        • Consult appropriate stakeholders to achieve environmental targets (100 points)

So­cio-E­co­nom­ic 32%

  • Prohibition and Abolition of Forced Labour
  • Prohibition of Child Labour (Minimum Age/ILO 138)
  • Freedom of Association
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Prohibition of Worst Forms of Child Labour
  • Equal Remuneration (manufacturing stage)
  • Non-Discrimination (manufacturing stage)
  • Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Workers' Rights and Benefits of Sub-Contractors
  • Labour Contracts
  • Working Hours (manufacturing stage)
  • Labour Rights and Working Conditions
    Workers’ rights and working conditions
    46/100
    • Basic Labour Rights
      51/100
      • Child Labour
        80/100
        • Does the standard include criteria on the prohibition of child labour as defined under ILO 138?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          For the purpose of verification the following ILO Core Labour Standards shall be referred 029 Forced Labour087 Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise098 Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining100 Equal remuneration105 Abolition of Forced Labour111 Discrimination (Employment and Occupation)155 Occupational safety and health138 Minimum Age Convention182 Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child LabourThese standards shall be communicated to cut/make/trim production sites used to manufacture the final product.

          Referenzdokumente:

          p. 69

        • Does the standard cover requirements on the prevention of worst forms of child labour as defined under ILO 182?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          For the purpose of verification the following ILO Core Labour Standards shall be referred 029 Forced Labour087 Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise098 Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining100 Equal remuneration105 Abolition of Forced Labour111 Discrimination (Employment and Occupation)155 Occupational safety and health138 Minimum Age Convention182 Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child LabourThese standards shall be communicated to cut/make/trim production sites used to manufacture the final product.

          Referenzdokumente:

          p. 69

        • Does the standard require that assistance be provided to replaced child workers?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
        • Does the standard require verification and documentation of age of (young) workers?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
        • Does the standard include criteria on special treatment of young workers?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
      • Wages and Benefits
        0/100
        • Does the standard require paying wages sufficient to meet basic needs of the worker and his or her family (living wage)?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
        • Does the standard require paying legal minimum wages and social benefits?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
        • Does the standard require compensating overtime?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
        • Does the standard require paid leave?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
          • one out of 3 (casual/ sick/ annual) (50 points)
          • two out of three (75 points)
          • all (100 points)
        • Does the standard require wages being paid in a timely, regular and convenient manner understood by all employees?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
          • yes, some (70 points)
          • yes, all (100 points)
      • Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
        89/100
        • Does the standard include criteria on freedom of association and the right to organize as described in ILO 87?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          For the purpose of verification the following ILO Core Labour Standards shall be referred 029 Forced Labour087 Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise098 Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining100 Equal remuneration105 Abolition of Forced Labour111 Discrimination (Employment and Occupation)155 Occupational safety and health138 Minimum Age Convention182 Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child LabourThese standards shall be communicated to cut/make/trim production sites used to manufacture the final product.

          Referenzdokumente:

          p. 69

        • Does the standard include criteria on the right to collective bargaining, as laid down by ILO 98?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          For the purpose of verification the following ILO Core Labour Standards shall be referred 029 Forced Labour087 Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise098 Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining100 Equal remuneration105 Abolition of Forced Labour111 Discrimination (Employment and Occupation)155 Occupational safety and health138 Minimum Age Convention182 Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child LabourThese standards shall be communicated to cut/make/trim production sites used to manufacture the final product.

          Referenzdokumente:

          p. 69

        • Does the standard include criteria on the formation of workers representations where freedom of association is restricted by law?
          Answer: allow
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 90/100
          Possible answers
          • allow (90 points)
          • promote (100 points)

          Excerpt from standard:

          For the purpose of verification the following ILO Core Labour Standards shall be referred 029 Forced Labour087 Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise098 Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining100 Equal remuneration105 Abolition of Forced Labour111 Discrimination (Employment and Occupation)155 Occupational safety and health138 Minimum Age Convention182 Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child LabourThese standards shall be communicated to cut/make/trim production sites used to manufacture the final product.

          Referenzdokumente:

          p. 69

        • Does the standard include criteria on worker grievance mechanisms?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
          • define policy and procedure (50 points)
          • +monitor, follow up on and inform about outcome of grievances (75 points)
          • +no retribution (100 points)
      • Answer:
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Voluntary Labour
        60/100
        • Does the standard prohibit forced and compulsory labour as defined in ILO 29 and 105?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          For the purpose of verification the following ILO Core Labour Standards shall be referred 029 Forced Labour087 Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise098 Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining100 Equal remuneration105 Abolition of Forced Labour111 Discrimination (Employment and Occupation)155 Occupational safety and health138 Minimum Age Convention182 Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child LabourThese standards shall be communicated to cut/make/trim production sites used to manufacture the final product.

          Referenzdokumente:

          p. 69

        • Does the standard include criteria on the freedom of movemenent of employees?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
        • Does the standard prohibit the withholding of workers' documents?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
      • Gender
        35/100
        • Does the standard include criteria on having policies and/ or processes in place that prevent discrimination of women and men in the workplace?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
        • Does the standard address the payment of equal wages as defined in ILO 100?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          For the purpose of verification the following ILO Core Labour Standards shall be referred 029 Forced Labour087 Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise098 Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining100 Equal remuneration105 Abolition of Forced Labour111 Discrimination (Employment and Occupation)155 Occupational safety and health138 Minimum Age Convention182 Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child LabourThese standards shall be communicated to cut/make/trim production sites used to manufacture the final product.

          Referenzdokumente:

          p. 69

        • Does the standard include criteria on the right to maternity leave (as defined in ILO 183)?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
          • partial compliance (50 points)
          • full compliance (90 points)
          • beyond 183 (100 points)
      • Non-Discrimination
        90/100
        • Does the standard include criteria on the non-discrimination in the workplace, as defined in ILO 111?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          For the purpose of verification the following ILO Core Labour Standards shall be referred 029 Forced Labour087 Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise098 Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining100 Equal remuneration105 Abolition of Forced Labour111 Discrimination (Employment and Occupation)155 Occupational safety and health138 Minimum Age Convention182 Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child LabourThese standards shall be communicated to cut/make/trim production sites used to manufacture the final product.

          Referenzdokumente:

          p. 69

        • Does the standard include criteria on the non-discrimination of persons with disabilities?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
      • Working Hours
        0/100
        • Does the standard include criteria on working hours, as defined in ILO Convention 1?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
      • Scope of Labour Rights
        0/100
        • Do worker's rights and benefits set out by the standard apply to all forms of work?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
        • Do the standard's rights and benefits for workers also apply to sub-contracted labour?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
        • Does the standard include criteria on the establishment of labour contracts compliant with national legal requirements?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
      • Labour Rights Management
        0/100
        • Does the standard include requirements on setting up policies or procedures to manage basic labour rights in the workplace?
          Answer: No Data
          Score: None/100
          Possible answers
    • Answer:
      Score: 0/100
      Possible answers
    • Answer:
      Score: 0/100
      Possible answers
    • Health and Safety
      32/100
      • Workers Health
        80/100
        • Does the standard include criteria on occupational health and safety, as defined in ILO 155?
          Answer: full compliance with ILO 155
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 100/100
          Possible answers
          • partial compliance with ILO 155 (70 points)
          • full compliance with ILO 155 (100 points)

          Excerpt from standard:

          For the purpose of verification the following ILO Core Labour Standards shall be referred 029 Forced Labour087 Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise098 Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining100 Equal remuneration105 Abolition of Forced Labour111 Discrimination (Employment and Occupation)155 Occupational safety and health138 Minimum Age Convention182 Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child LabourThese standards shall be communicated to cut/make/trim production sites used to manufacture the final product.

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        • Does the standard include requirements on workplace conditions?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
          • yes, some (50 points)
          • yes, all (100 points)
        • Does the standard require policies and procedures to manage health and safety in the workplace?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
      • Access to Medical Services
        0/100
        • Does the standard include criteria on the access to basic medical services for workers?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
          • only treatment of acute work-related accidents / illness (70 points)
          • work-related accidents plus preventative care (100 points)
        • Does the standard require compensation payments/ covering of costs in case of work related accidents and injuries?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
          • partial coverage of costs (50 points)
          • full coverage of costs (90 points)
          • compensation (100 points)
      • Sanitation
        0/100
        • Does the standard require that workers have access to safe drinking water?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
        • Does the standard require access to clean and improved sanitation facilities?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
      • Building and Fire Safety
        0/100
        • Does the standard include criteria on building safety?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
        • Does the standard cover fire-preparedness?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
        • Does the standard include criteria on evacuation safety?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
      • Prohibition of Harassment and Abuse (manufacturing stage)
        0/100
        • Does the standard prohibit harassment or abuse of workers?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
  • Business Practice and Ethical Issues
    Legality and ethics in business practice
    0/100
    • Economic Development and Fair Business Practice
      0/100
      • Economic Sustainability
        0/100
        • Does the standard include criteria on the provision of professional training for workers?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
        • Does the standard include criteria on business viability?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
        • Does the standard include criteria on management plans for continuous improvement?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
        • Does the standard include criteria on improving productivity?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
      • Legality
        0/100
        • Does the standard include a requirement for compliance with relevant local, regional and national laws and regulations?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
        • Does the standard include criteria on business legality?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
      • Responsible Sourcing Practices
        0/100
        • Does the standard include criteria on price premiums?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
        • Does the standard's rights and benefits for workers also apply to input suppliers?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
        • Does the standard include criteria on reducing time pressure for suppliers?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
    • Corruption and Bribery
      0/100
      • Does the standard include criteria on the prevention of corruption and bribery?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on conducting a due diligence assessment of business partners, including subsidiaries and contractors?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on training workers in positions of responsibility workers on issues of corruption and bribery?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/100
        Possible answers
  • Social & Cultural Rights and Community Engagement
    Basic economic, social and cultural rights
    0/100
    • Social and Cultural Rights
      0/100
      • Local Economic Development
        0/100
        • Does the standard include criteria relating to a preference to purchase local materials, goods, products and services?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
        • Does the standard include criteria relating to hiring workers from local communities?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
        • Does the standard include criteria on investment in community development beyond the business' operations?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
        • Does the standard include criteria on not adversely affecting local communities and neigboring small producers access to livelihoods (especially land and water)?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
      • Community Rights
        0/100
        • Does the standard include criteria on dispute resolution mechanisms for affected communities?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
          • grievance mechanism (75 points)
          • +compensation mechanism (100 points)
        • Does the standard include criteria on the protection of local historical, archaeological, cultural, and spiritual properties and sites?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/100
          Possible answers
          • protect (75 points)
          • do not impede access (100 points)

Which lifecycle phases are covered by the standard?

Raw materials extraction and production

Cultivation of natural fibers (e.g. cotton) and production of synthetic fibers (e.g. polyester)

Manufacturing

The production and further processing of yarns and fabrics into a finished garment involves many sub-steps (e.g. spinning, weaving and knitting, sewing, tailoring and finishing)

Transportation / distribution

The transport route from one production stage to the next as well as to the end consumer

Products use and consumption

Usage through the owner

End-of-life

Proper disposal of textiles or return of materials to the cycle (recycling)