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MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® is a traceable product label for all types of textiles and leather articles that have been produced in environmentally friendly facilities and in safe and socially responsible workplaces. In addition, the MADE IN GREEN label gives consumers the assurance that the textile or leather product is made from materials that have been tested for harmful substances.
OEKO-TEX® consists of 18 independent research and test institutes in Europe and Japan. They are responsible for the joint development of test methods and limit values which form the basis for the certifications.
The supply chain of a MADE IN GREEN labelled article can be transparently traced using a unique product ID or QR code on the OEKO-TEX\u00ae Label Check. There, information is displayed about the production facilities in which the textile or leather article was produced, the production stage to which the production facilities involved belong and the countries in which the production took place
Information about scheme documents

Below is a list of documents and policies that were used in the collection of the scheme data:

* OEKO-TEX® MADE IN GREEN Standard v 01.2022 * OEKO-TEX® MADE IN GREEN Factsheet v 01.2022 * OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 or LEATHER STANDARD Standard * OEKO-TEX® STeP Standard. v 01.2022

Cred­i­bil­i­ty 86%

  • Availability of Scheme Structure
  • Independence of Scheme Owner from Certificate Holder
  • Availability of Standard
  • Public Consultation of Standard
  • Standard Review
  • Scheme Legal Status
  • Sources of Finance
  • Standard-Setting Process
  • Assessment Methodology
  • Sustainability Goals and Objectives of the Scheme
  • Key Issues
  • Stakeholder Feedback
  • Consistent Interpretation
  • Scheme Accessibility
  • Assurance Provider Complaints and Appeals Mechanism
  • Assessment Reports Availability
  • Scope and Duration of Certificate / License
  • Certified or Verified Enterprise / Labelled Product List
  • Accredited/ Approved Assurance Providers
  • Independent Conformity Assessment
  • Consistent Decision-Making on Conformity
  • Procedure on Non-Conformities
  • Claims and Labelling Policy
  • Scheme Management
    17/19
    • Governance
      10/12
      • Does the scheme owner make its organisational structure publicly available, including composition of governance bodies?
        Answer: Yes publicly
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • Yes (on request) (0 points)
        • Yes publicly (1 point)
        • No (0 points)
      • Is the scheme owner a legal entity, or an organization that is a partnership of legal entities, or a government or inter-governmental agency?
        Answer: yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (1 point)
      • Is there a mechanism for stakeholders to participate in scheme development and decision-making?
        Answer: Yes available publicly
        Score: 2/2
        Possible answers
        • Yes available publicly (2 points)
        • Yes available on request (1 point)
        • No (0 points)
      • Do the voting procedures of the top decision-making body ensure that there is a balanced representation of stakeholder interests, where no single interest predominates?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (1 point)
      • Does the scheme owner make quantitative information on the income sources or financing structure of the scheme available?
        Answer: Yes (on request)
        Score: 1/2
        Possible answers
        • Yes (on request) (1 point)
        • Yes publicly (2 points)
        • No (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner have an internal quality management system available?
        Answer: Yes (on request)
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • Yes (on request) (1 point)
        • Yes publicly (1 point)
        • No (0 points)
      • Is the scheme owner economically independent from the certificate holder?
        Answer: yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (1 point)
      • Does the scheme owner have sustainability-oriented goals and objectives?
        Answer: yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (1 point)
      • Does the scheme owner have a strategy for meeting its sustainability-oriented goals and objectives?
        Answer: Yes publicly
        Score: 2/2
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (on request) (1 point)
        • Yes publicly (2 points)
    • Impact
      5/5
      • Does the scheme owner have a system in place for measuring its impacts and progress towards its sustainability goals?
        Answer: Yes publicly
        Score: 2/2
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (on request) (1 point)
        • Yes publicly (2 points)
      • Does the scheme owner use the results of monitoring and evaluation for learning and improvements to its programme?
        Answer: yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (1 point)
      • Does the scheme owner make sustainability results from M&E available?
        Answer: Yes publicly
        Score: 2/2
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (on request) (1 point)
        • Yes publicly (2 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
    • Complaints Mechanism
      1/1
      • Does the scheme owner have a publicly available and easily accessible complaints mechanism?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)
    • Supporting Strategies
      1/1
      • Does the scheme implement strategies or activities to support improved performance of participating enterprises, e.g. capacity building, access to finance?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)
        • Not Applicable (0 points)
  • Standard-Setting
    13/13
    • Is the standard made publicly available free of charge?
      Answer: Yes publicly
      Score: 1/1
      Possible answers
      • Yes (on request) (0 points)
      • Yes publicly (1 point)
      • No (0 points)
    • Has a set of key sustainability issues in the sector where the scheme operates or product lifecycle been defined in the standard-setting process?
      Answer: yes
      Score: 1/1
      Possible answers
      • No (0 points)
      • yes (1 point)
    • Is the standard-setting procedure or a summary of the process for how stakeholders can engage in standard-setting made publicly available?
      Answer: Yes publicly
      Score: 1/1
      Possible answers
      • Yes (on request) (0 points)
      • Yes publicly (1 point)
      • No (0 points)
    • Can stakeholders participate in the standard-setting process?
      Answer: All stakeholders
      Score: 2/2
      Possible answers
      • Members only (1 point)
      • Invitation only (1 point)
      • All stakeholders (2 points)
    • Are stakeholders who are directly affected by the standard provided opportunities to participate in standard setting?
      Answer: yes
      Score: 1/1
      Possible answers
      • No (0 points)
      • yes (1 point)
    • Are draft standards field tested / piloted for relevance and auditability through the development and revision processes?
      Answer: Yes
      Score: 1/1
      Possible answers
      • Yes (1 point)
      • No (0 points)
      • Not applicable (0 points)
    • Does the scheme owner provide information on how the input received from consultations has been included in the final version of the standard?
      Answer: Yes publicly
      Score: 2/2
      Possible answers
      • Yes (on request) (1 point)
      • Yes publicly (2 points)
      • No (0 points)
    • Do the voting procedures of the decision-making body responsible for standard setting ensure that there is a balanced representation of stakeholder interests?
      Answer: yes
      Score: 1/1
      Possible answers
      • No (0 points)
      • yes (1 point)
    • Is the standard reviewed and, if necessary, revised at least every 5 years?
      Answer: yes
      Score: 1/1
      Possible answers
      • No (0 points)
      • yes (1 point)
    • Does the scheme ensure that guidance is in place to support consistent interpretation of the standard?
      Answer: yes
      Score: 1/1
      Possible answers
      • No (0 points)
      • yes (1 point)
    • Are there procedures and guidance for application or interpretation of the standard to regional contexts?
      Answer: Yes
      Score: 1/1
      Possible answers
      • Yes (1 point)
      • No (0 points)
      • Not applicable (0 points)
  • Assurance
    43/55
    • Assurance System
      14/20
      • Is there a publicly available documented assessment methodology for assurance providers to assess conformity with the standard?
        Answer: Yes publicly available
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes available on request (0 points)
        • Yes publicly available (1 point)
      • Is application (to get certified/verified) open to all potential applicants within the scope of the scheme?
        Answer: yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (1 point)
      • Does the scheme owner provide information on assessment fees or require this of assurance providers?
        Answer: Yes available on request
        Score: 1/2
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes available on request (1 point)
        • Yes publicly available (2 points)
      • Does the scheme owner require assurance providers to have an easily accessible complaints and appeals mechanism?
        Answer: Yes publicly available
        Score: 2/2
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes available on request (1 point)
        • Yes publicly available (2 points)
      • Does the scheme owner make, or require assurance providers to make a summary of certification/verification reports (with personal and commercially sensitive information removed) available?
        Answer: No (confidential)
        Score: 1/2
        Possible answers
        • No (no reports) (0 points)
        • No (confidential) (1 point)
        • Yes (on request) (2 points)
        • Yes publicly (2 points)
      • Does the certificate or license define the scope of assurance and duration for which it is valid?
        Answer: yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (1 point)
      • Does the scheme owner maintain or require assurance providers 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
        Score: 1/2
        Possible answers
        • Yes (1 point)
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes incl. scope of certificate or license (2 points)
      • Does the scheme owner maintain a current and publicly available list of all accredit-ed/approved/suspended assurance providers?
        Answer: Yes (publicly)
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (on request) (0 points)
        • Yes (publicly) (1 point)
      • Does the scheme owner review the effectiveness of their assurance system on a periodic basis?
        Answer: Annual
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • Annual (1 point)
        • Every 3 years (1 point)
        • Every 5 years (1 point)
        • 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: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (1 point)
      • Does the scheme require performance improvements over time to maintain certification?
        Answer: yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (1 point)
      • Does the scheme owner have a documented assessment methodology for assurance providers that are assessing chain of custody?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/2
        Possible answers
        • yes publicly available (2 points)
        • yes available on request (1 point)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner require assurance providers to report to them on complaints received and, on the actions, taken to resolve the issue?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)
      • Does the scheme owner maintain an information management system?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)
      • Has the scheme specified equivalence requirements for any other scheme assurance results it recognises?
        Answer: No Information available
        Score: 0/1
        Possible answers
        • Yes (1 point)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
    • Conformity Assessment
      15/18
      • Conformity Assessment Process
        4/4
        • Does the scheme require a third-party conformity assessment of all clients for compliance with its standard?
          Answer: Yes
          Score: 2/2
          Possible answers
          • No (0 points)
          • Yes (2 points)
          • Not Applicable (0 points)
        • Does the scheme owner define requirements for decision-making to ensure that assurance providers use consistent procedures for determining the conformity of clients or laboratory testing results with the standard?
          Answer: Yes
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers
          • Yes (1 point)
          • No (0 points)
        • Does the scheme owner require assurance providers to have a procedure in place for how clients are required to address non-conformities, including when a certificate or license is suspended or revoked?
          Answer: yes
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers
          • No (0 points)
          • yes (1 point)
      • Sustainability Audits
        7/9
        • Does the scheme owner have a documented oversight approach that requires assurance providers to be accredited or compliant with ISO/IEC 17065, ISO/IEC 17021, ISO/IEC 17020, ISO/IEC 17025 (for laboratories) requirements, or alternatively to be compliant with the relevant ISEAL Assurance Code requirements?
          Answer: Yes
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers
          • No (0 points)
          • Yes (1 point)
          • Not Applicable (0 points)
        • Does the scheme owner require that clients are audited on a regular, recurring basis?
          Answer: 2-3 years
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers
          • 1 year or less (1 point)
          • 1-2 years (1 point)
          • 2-3 years (1 point)
          • 4-5 years (1 point)
          • 5 years or more (1 point)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
        • Is the frequency or intensity of an audit or oversight assessment based on a risk assessment of the client or assurance provider?
          Answer: Yes
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers
          • Yes (1 point)
          • No (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
        • Does the scheme owner specify the required intensity for each type of audit and the activities that must be carried out by assurance providers for each of its standards?
          Answer: Yes
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers
          • No (0 points)
          • Yes (1 point)
          • Not Applicable (0 points)
        • Does the scheme owner allow or require assurance providers to do unannounced audits?
          Answer: Allowed
          Score: 1/2
          Possible answers
          • Allowed (1 point)
          • Required (2 points)
          • Not allowed (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
        • Are auditors and assessors required to seek external stakeholder input during the audit and oversight assessment process?
          Answer: No
          Score: 0/1
          Possible answers
          • No (0 points)
          • Yes (1 point)
          • Not Applicable (0 points)
        • Does the scheme owner require assurance providers to follow a consistent report format?
          Answer: Yes
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers
          • Yes (1 point)
          • No (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
        • Does the scheme owner require that assurance providers and oversight bodies use competent and impartial personnel (other than auditor/assessor/ team) to make decisions on compliance?
          Answer: Yes
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers
          • Yes (1 point)
          • No (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Group Certification
        1/1
        • Is the group required to have a shared management system with clear responsibilities for implementation of the system?
          Answer: Yes
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers
          • Yes (1 point)
          • No (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
        • Does the scheme owner have a mechanism that prescribes and justifies how all sites within a group certification will be audited over time?
          Answer: Not applicable
          Possible answers
          • No (0 points)
          • Yes (1 point)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
        • Is there a sample size formula and sampling approach to determine the number of group members that is externally verified and how the sample is chosen?
          Answer: Not applicable
          Possible answers
          • No (0 points)
          • Yes (1 point)
          • Yes based on risk assessment (2 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 (1 point)
          • Member removed from a group (1 point)
          • Group suspension (1 point)
          • No repercussion (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Chain of Custody
        0/1
        • 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: No
          Score: 0/1
          Possible answers
          • Yes (1 point)
          • No (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Laboratory Testing
        3/3
        • In the documented assessment methodology, are test methods either referred to or included?
          Answer: Yes publicly
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers
          • No (0 points)
          • Yes (on request) (1 point)
          • Yes publicly (1 point)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
        • Are there rules on random sampling and testing for the conformity monitoring?
          Answer: Yes
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers
          • No (0 points)
          • Yes (1 point)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
        • Is there a procedure to deal with non-conforming products manufactured by a client / licensee?
          Answer: Yes
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers
          • Yes (1 point)
          • No (0 points)
          • Not applicable (0 points)
    • Assessor/ Auditor Competencies
      7/8
      • Does the scheme owner define the qualifications, competency, the required minimum industry audit experience and training requirements for assurance / oversight assessors?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)
        • Not Applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner define the qualifications, competency, the required minimum industry audit experience and training requirements for assurance / oversight assessors?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)
      • Does the scheme owner require that assurance provider auditors successfully complete auditor training on a standard that is relevant to the scheme and that is based on ISO 19011, or equivalent?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner require that assurance and oversight providers implement a programme to monitor and ensure the continued competence and good performance of assessors and auditors?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner carry out or require assurance providers to carry out calibration activities to ensure that assessors /auditors are aligned?
        Answer: Ad Hoc
        Score: 1/2
        Possible answers
        • Annually (2 points)
        • Ad Hoc (1 point)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner require that assurance providers have a Code of Conduct, or equivalent, and supporting procedures to guide behaviour and actions of assurance providers' personnel and to address misconduct
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner assess potential risks to auditor / assessor impartiality and where warranted, do they require assurance providers and oversight bodies to implement practices to mitigate these risks?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)
    • Accreditation / Oversight
      7/9
      • Does the scheme require an oversight mechanism and is it documented?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)
        • Not Applicable (0 points)
      • Is oversight conducted by a third party independent of the scheme owner and assurance providers?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • Yes (1 point)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme define the nature and intensity of oversight activities on assurance providers?
        Answer: 2-3 years
        Score: 2/2
        Possible answers
        • <1 year (2 points)
        • 1 year (2 points)
        • 2-3 years (2 points)
        • 4-5 years (1 point)
        • >5 years (1 point)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
        • None (0 points)
      • Does the intensity of oversight activities take account of risk factors associated with the assurance providers and their personnel?
        Answer: Not applicable
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner clearly define the application and selection process for assurance providers?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • Yes (1 point)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner assess scheme-specific competence when accepting assurance providers that are accredited to other relevant standards (proxy accreditation)?
        Answer: No
        Score: 0/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)
        • Yes assess scheme-specific competence (1 point)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme have or require oversight providers to have documented and accessible complaints and appeals mechanisms?
        Answer: Not applicable
        Possible answers
        • Yes (1 point)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner define or request that oversight providers define how assurance providers have to address non-conformities raised through oversight?
        Answer: No Information available
        Score: None/1
        Possible answers
        • Yes (1 point)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner require that summaries of oversight reports (with personal and commercially sensitive information removed) are made publicly available?
        Answer: Not applicable
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (on request) (1 point)
        • Yes publicly (2 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner require that on-site assessments of assurance providers are included in the oversight cycle?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner require that oversight includes reviews of assurance provider performance in the field?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
  • Claims & Traceability
    12/12
    • Traceability
      6/6
      • Does the scheme owner have a documented Chain of Custody standard or other traceability requirements that apply to the full supply chain?
        Answer: Yes publicly available
        Score: 2/2
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes available on request (1 point)
        • Yes publicly available (2 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: Yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • Yes (1 point)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme owner require assurance providers 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: Yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • Yes (1 point)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Are companies required to keep CoC records for at least the term of certificate validity?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • Yes (1 point)
        • 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: Yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • Yes (1 point)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
    • Claims & Labelling
      6/6
      • Does the scheme owner have documented requirements for the use of its symbols, logos and/or claims related to its scheme and make them publicly available?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)
        • 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: Yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • Yes (1 point)
        • 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: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • Yes (1 point)
        • 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: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • Yes (1 point)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Is the label accompanied by an explanatory text claim or a link to further information?
        Answer: Yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • Yes (1 point)
        • No (0 points)
        • Not applicable (0 points)
      • Does the scheme have a procedure that defines specific consequences of misuse of claims and do they also require this of their assurance providers?
        Answer: yes
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • yes (1 point)

En­vi­ron­ment 68%

  • Hazardous Chemicals - Substances of very high concern under REACH
  • Chemicals Harmful to Human Health
  • Biodegredability of Substances
  • Chemicals Harmful to the Environment
  • Chemical Residues
  • Wastewater Parameters
  • Use of Natural Fibres
  • Use of Synthetic Fibres
  • Chemicals
    15/24
    • Chemical Use
      12/20
      • Does the standard include criteria on chemical use?
        Answer: Advanced: Increase efficiency/reduce chemical use
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 2/2
        Possible answers
        • Basic: Document use of all chemicals (1 point)
        • Advanced: Increase efficiency/reduce chemical use (2 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified as well as the end product to be OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: The intentional use of the chemicals described below is prohibited within the framework of the STeP by OEKO TEX® certification. In addition, low concentrations or contaminants of the described chemicals may be inadvertently contained in the added textile chemicals and should be considered / evaluated according to the technical and informative possibilities. If chemicals and auxiliaries used in production contain one or more of the prohibited substances, even as unintentional low concentrations or as contaminants, it shall be ensured that the clothing / textile product or accessories fulfil the current requirements according to STANDARD 100 by OEKO TEX®. 4.1.6.1 The fifth step in the assessment is to understand the significance and implication of “green chemistry” and to use this knowledge in combination with a hazard assessment of ingredients in order to achieve continuous improvements and use more environmentally friendly and less toxic alternatives. STANDARD 100 covers the criteria as following: Standard: "In addition to the general valid conditions for certification according to STANDARD 100, the product specific requirements according to Annex 4 or Annex 6 have to be fulfilled by each component." Annex 5 2,4,5-T 2,4-D Acetamiprid Aldicarb (etc...) Factsheet: "Prerequisites for issuing the certificate and the STANDARD 100 label are: › The material or different constituents of a textile product must comply with the conditions, test criteria, and limit values of the standard › Operational quality assurance › Successful quality audit in your company by the OEKO-TEX® Institute before or shortly after the certification"

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, Annex 3 & 4.1.6.1 STANDARD 100 Standard, 5.2.1, Annex 4, Annex 5 & Annex 6 + Factsheet: Product Description

      • Does the standard include criteria on chemicals listed on the REACH Candidate List as substances of very high concern?
        Answer: Advanced: Prohibit use except for defined derogations.
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • Basic: SVHC of Candidate List is prohibited but specific derogations/deviations/exceptions for a defined use OR lists prohibited/restricted substances based risk on an assessment (1 point)
        • Advanced: Prohibit use except for defined derogations. (1 point)

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: The intentional use of the chemicals described below is prohibited within the framework of the STeP by OEKO‑TEX® certification. The STeP by OEKO‑TEX(R) Chemical List is compliant with substances of very high concern (SVHC) listed in the most current and authentic ver-sion of the Candidate List of substances of very high concern for au-thorisation (published in accordance with Article 59(10) of the REACH Regulation.

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, Annex 3, 3.1

      • Does the standard include criteria on H statements?
        Answer: Basic: Risk assessment OR selection of substances for MRSL considers H statements.
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 1/2
        Possible answers
        • Basic: Risk assessment OR selection of substances for MRSL considers H statements. (1 point)
        • Advanced: Prohibit use (2 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified as well as the end product to be OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: Chemical substances, including cleaning agents, degreasing agents and machine oils etc., should be handled as per the legal requirements and all containers and filling stations shall be marked with the correct warning symbols (GHS code) and protective measures. STANDARD 100 covers the criteria as following: The applicant must specify in the application for testing and certification in accordance with STANDARD 100, whether the materials or articles should be tested and if that is successful certified on the basis of Annex 4 or Annex 6. This choice is important and will be noted later on the certificate. Annex 4-5/Annex 6-7: H340 categorised substances: Emission of volatiles, Volatile organic compounds (VOCs), Polycyxlic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), arylamines (e.g. CAS no. 101-80-4) H350 categorise substnaces: heavy metals, carcinogenic dyestuffs and pigments, Pesticides, Chlorinated Benzenes and Toluenes, PAH, chlorinated solvents, Formaldehyde, arylamines, banned dyestuffs, etc. H360 categorised substances: Flame retardants, pesticides, heavy metals, tin organic compounds, PAH, other VOC's and gylcols, solvent residues, Phthalates, other chemical residues (e.g. Quinoline), PFC's, etc.

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.2.9 STANDARD 100 Standard, Annex 4-5/Annex 6-7:

      • Does the standard include criteria on the use of biocides?
        Answer: Basic: Restrict the use of biocides in the textile finishing processes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 1/2
        Possible answers
        • Basic: Restrict the use of biocides in the textile finishing processes (1 point)
        • Advanced: Prohibit the use of biocides in the textile finishing processes (2 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified as well as the end product to be OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: All the substances that are not permitted to be used in facilities certified by STeP by OEKO‑TEX® are included in a comprehensive list in Annex 3. The chemicals list, SDS and any other information about the chemical provided by manufacturer need to be checked against Annex 3. ... Chlorinated toluenes (as solvents/biocides, from dyes production, chemical intermediates, antifelting) STANDARD 100 covers the criteria as following: "The use of finishes with biological active products is accepted within a certification process according to STANDARD 100, when a thorough, separately prior performed special assessment by OEKO‑TEX® has shown that the textiles finished with the active product according to the recommendations of the manufacturer of the active product are harmless to the human health. The evidence of compliance with the requirements according to Annex 4 respectively Annex 6 (depending on selection) of this standard, however, still has to be provided from the finished materials."

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, Annex 3.3, Annex 3.7 STANDARD 100 Standard, 5.3.2

      • Does the standard include criteria on the use of formaldehyde?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Recommended
        Score: 0/1
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified as well as the end product to be OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: Internal and external odours caused, for example, during certain dyeing and finishing processes involving oils, solvent vapours, formaldehyde, sulphur compounds and ammonia shall be located and reduced if possible. [...] Cross linking reagents with a high proportion of formaldehyde for the anticrease finish of cotton such as dimethylol urea or dimethylol ethylene urea should be avoided. STANDARD 100 covers the criteria as following: Formaldehyd / Formaldehyde [mg/kg]Law 112: (I) n.d.2 (II) 75 (III) 150 (IV) 300

        Referenzdokumente:

        STeP Standard, 4.2.4 STeP Standard, Annex 4.2 STeP Questionnaire, 40, 1237

      • Does the standard include criteria on the use of nanomaterials?
        Answer: No Information available
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/1
        Possible answers
        • Basic (0 points)
        • Advanced: Prohibit the use of nanomaterials (1 point)
      • Does the standard include criteria on the use of flame retardants?
        Answer: Advanced: Prohibit use
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • Basic (0 points)
        • Advanced: Prohibit use (1 point)

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified as well as the end product to be OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: Brominated, chlorinated and other flame retardant STANDARD 100 covers the criteria as following: "The use of fibre materials with flame retardant properties is accepted at a certification process according to STANDARD 100, when a thorough, separately prior performed special assessment by OEKO‑TEX® has revealed, that these special fibres may be used from a human-ecological point of view."

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, Annex 3.3 STANDARD 100 Standard, 5.4.1

      • Does the standard include criteria on biodegredability of substances?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Recommended
        Score: 0/1
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified as well as the end product to be OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: Potentially hazardous surfactants should be replaced by biodegradable / eliminable surfactants and complex formers in pretreatment and dyeing processes. Surfactants and complex formers that are not biodegradable and eliminable should be avoided. The use of high potency antifoam agents (e.g. PBT Persistent Bioaccumulating & Toxic) in wastewater should be avoided or reduced by avoiding material rotation, recycling, or the selection of biodegradable / eliminable products. ... If any of the chemicals mentioned in the MRSL of STeP by OEKO‑TEX® are used in the facility, any exposure of workers and environment to these chemicals is not permitted. This shall be described and documented or approved by the relevant au-thorities. STANDARD 100 covers the criteria as following: covered in RSL and under the name of the chemical

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.2, 4.1.4 & Annex 3 STANDARD 100 Standard RSL

      • Does the standard include criteria on H statements H400, H410, H411?
        Answer: Basic: Include requirements for an ecological risk assessment of the substances in use OR the selection of substances for MRSL considers H statements
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 1/2
        Possible answers
        • Basic: Include requirements for an ecological risk assessment of the substances in use OR the selection of substances for MRSL considers H statements (1 point)
        • Advanced: Prohibit use of H statements except for the substance groups listed in the guidance (2 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified as well as the end product to be OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: A chemical management system fulfils its purpose if it covers the following issues: • Collection of basic information about/knowledge of the chemicals (safety data sheets as per GHS guidelines) The chemicals list should be supplemented with the following information, which should preferably be maintained in a central register: • Hazard codes (GHS code, H and P codes) for the named individual chemical substances STeP by OEKO‑TEX® certified facilities shall define a strategy and appropriate measures and tools for ensuring that the manufactured products do not represent a risk to the health of the end consumer and do not conflict with the MRSL included in Annex 3. Certification in accordance with STANDARD 100 and LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO‑TEX® for the manufactured products is an efficient and cost-effective way to fulfil this requirement. Following the evaluation of the chemicals by the facility and the identification of any other critical chemicals, a risk assessment has to be performed. STANDARD 100 covers the criteria as following: "With the expanded requirements defined in Annex 6, it should be increasingly possible to draw conclusions about special environmentally friendly production conditions. For this purpose, the limit values of the product classes according to Annex 4, fixed from a human ecological point of view, are complemented with further and often stricter requirements that aim to bring about an improved environmental performance during production." The facility shall know the following aspects of the chemicals used, which should preferably be maintained in an inventory list or ERP. Classification of the chemical based on its physical, health and ecological risks as per the GHS (globally harmonized system). This information can be found in the GHS-compliant SDS. (p.10) Chemicals shall be separated based on their hazard level to prevent chemical reactions to the greatest extent possible. (p. 70) Exclusion criteria: The facility shall know the following aspects of the chemicals used, which should preferably be maintained in an inventory list or ERP. (p. 147) Chemicals shall be separated based on their hazard level to prevent chemical reactions to the greatest extent possible. (p. 157)

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.1.1, 4.1.3, 4.1.4, 4.1.6 STANDARD 100 Standard, 4.3.5, Annex 6

      • Does the standard include criteria on testing the final product regarding residues of chemicals?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified as well as the end product to be OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: The management team should plan and develop the processes required to ensure maximum-quality products/services. The management team should know and understand the requirements for the individual products/services to ensure that customer processes are effective and these requirements can be met. Effective ways to communicate with internal and external stakeholders and customers should be in place. Any assessment relating to the safety of products for end consumers should be reviewed and, where possible, proven through a certification (e.g. OEKO TEX® Standard 100, GOTS, PSA type-examination certificate, EN 14682:2008, EN 71-1, etc.). [...] If chemicals and auxiliaries used in production contain one or more of the prohibited substances, even as unintentional low concentrations or as contaminants, it shall be ensured that the clothing / textile product or accessories (e.g. buttons, metal accessories, etc.) fulfil the current requirements according to OEKO TEX® STANDARD 100. STANDARD 100 covers the criteria as following: "The STANDARD 100 by OEKO‑TEX® (hereinafter referred to as STANDARD 100, the standard or the standard document) defines the general, technical and legal conditions for the testing and certification of textiles and accessory materials on the basis of the standard and for the licensing and use of the OEKO‑TEX® STANDARD100 trademark."

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.5.5 & Annex 3.1 STANDARD 100 Standard, 1

      • Does the scheme include criteria on hazardous chemicals, as referenced by (1) Stockholm convention, (2) WHO class 1A and B, (3) Rotterdam convention or on similar sector specific lists?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified as well as the end product to be OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: The intentional use of the chemicals described below is prohibited within the framework of the STeP by OEKO TEX® certification. In addition, low concentrations or contaminants of the described chemicals may be inadvertently contained in the added textile chemicals and should be considered / evaluated according to the technical and informative possibilities. If chemicals and auxiliaries used in production contain one or more of the prohibited substances, even as unintentional low concentrations or as contaminants, it shall be ensured that the clothing / textile product or accessories (e.g. buttons, metal accessories, etc.) fulfil the current requirements according to OEKO TEX® STANDARD 100. STANDARD 100 covers the criteria as following: Standard: "In addition to the general valid conditions for certification according to STANDARD 100, the product specific requirements according to Annex 4 or Annex 6 have to be fulfilled by each component." Annex 6 Other chemical residues Benzene / Benzol [mg/kg]

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, Annex 3.1., 3.3 (MRSL) STANDARD 100 Standard, 5.2.1, Annex 4 & Annex 6

      • Does the scheme include criteria on the use of materials containing dyes or pigments based on lead, copper, chromium, nickel, cadmium, cobalt and aluminium in the production phase?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: All the substances that are not permitted to be used in facilities certified by STeP by OEKO‑TEX® are included in a comprehensive list in Annex 3. The chemicals list, SDS and any other information about the chemical provided by manufacturer need to be checked against Annex 3.

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, Annex 3

      • Does the standard include criteria on azo dyes that may cleave aromatic amines which are harmful to human health in the production phase?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified as well as the end product to be OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: ... If a dyestuff has been identified as based on a prohibited aryla-mine, then the risk of failing a test for prohibited azo dyestuffs (a legal requirement in many countries) is unacceptably high and the produced product will be of no commercial value following this test result. Conclusion: this dyestuff cannot be used for production and shall be disposed of. STANDARD 100 covers the criteria as following: "The sum of cleavable cancerogenic arylamine and of possibly also as chemical residue present free cancerogenic (same) arylamine has to be also 20 mg/kg"

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.1.6.2 STANDARD 100 Standard, Annex 4, 5, 6, 7

      • Does the standard include criteria on the use of chlorine gas, elemental chlorine, chloroorganic compounds as bleaching agent?
        Answer: Basic: Restrict use
        Degree of Obligation: Recommended
        Score: 0/2
        Possible answers
        • Basic: Restrict use (1 point)
        • Advanced: Prohibit use (2 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: The use of sodium hypochlorite as a bleaching agent should be avoided or reduced as much as possible.

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, Annex 4.2

      • Does the scheme include criteria on the use of mercury, cadmium, lead, chromiumVI and the ban on the manufacture, the use and treatment of mercury pursuant to the Minamata Convention?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified as well as the end product to be OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: All the substances that are not permitted to be used in facilities certified by STeP by OEKO‑TEX® are included in a comprehensive list in Annex 3. The chemicals list, SDS and any other information about the chemical provided by manufacturer need to be checked against Annex 3. ... 11. Heavy metals and their compounds STANDARD 100 covers the criteria as following: The limit values are listed in Annex 4, 5, 6, 7.

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.1.4 & Annex 3 STANDARD 100 Standard, Annex 4, 5, 6, 7

    • Handling of Chemicals
      3/4
      • Does the standard include criteria on storage and labelling of chemicals?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified as well as the end product to be OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: The facility shall be able to demonstrate that all chemical substances are stored securely in rooms or areas designed for the purpose. Chemical substances, including cleaning agents, degreasing agents and machine oils etc., should be handled as per the legal requirements and all containers and filling stations shall be marked with the correct warning symbols (GHS code) and protective measures. Information about the individual chemicals shall be provided in the form of safety data sheets. Employees should also be provided with appropriate training in the handling and use of these chemicals. Suitable training materials should be prepared. STANDARD 100 covers the criteria as following: "Can all drums be clearly identified on stock?" "Is there a risk that materials/chemicals/dyes are contaminated or mixed up during production?"

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.2.9 STANDARD 100 On-Site Visit Checklist Edition 2020-01-17: ID 30; ID 32

      • Does the standard include criteria on selective and targeted application of chemicals?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified as well as the end product to be OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: Chemicals listed in this MRSL that cannot be eliminated from the processes due to current technical limitations may be used as long as no substitute product is available and every effort is made to minimise the exposure of workers, release into the environment and residues in the produced articles. STANDARD 100 covers the criteria as following: "The strict tests for harmful substances and the comprehensive catalog of measures of STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® include: › Important legal regulations such as banned azo colorants, pentachlorophenol, cadmium, lead (US-CPSIA), etc. › Numerous harmful chemicals, even if they are not yet regulated legally › Numerous substance classes that are relevant to the environment › Requirements of Annexes XVII and XIV of the REACH Regulation and the ECHA-SVHC candidate list Prerequisites for issuing the certificate and the STANDARD 100 label are: › The material or different constituents of a textile product must comply with the conditions, test criteria, and limit values of the standard › Operational quality assurance › Successful quality audit in your company by the OEKO-TEX® Institute before or shortly after the certification"

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, Annex 3 STANDARD 100 Standard,

      • Does the standard include criteria on training on chemicals handling and exposure?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Recommended
        Score: 0/1
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: Employees should also be provided with appropriate training in the handling and use of these chemicals. Suitable training materials should be prepared.

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.2.9

      • 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: 1/1
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: Measures to correct defective conditions that cause limit values to be exceeded shall be initiated immediately and documented. All incidents and occurrences shall be documented thoroughly. The impacts of, causes of and reasons for the incident and corrective and preventative measures for avoiding such incidents in the future shall also be recorded. An emergency plan shall be developed for areas or situations of high risk to ensure an adequate response. Organisational measures and emergency plans for routine and extraordinary situations for the prevention of danger, such as checks and maintenance of safety devices and machinery, shall be documented.

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.2.4., 4.2.11

  • Water
    5/7
    • Water Use
      1/2
      • Does the standard include criteria on water consumption in the production phase?
        Answer: Basic: Monitor volumes of water consumption over time
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 1/2
        Possible answers
        • Basic: Monitor volumes of water consumption over time (1 point)
        • Advanced: Monitor water volumes & increase efficiency (2 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: Water must be used as efficiently as possible. Data on individual unit processes shall be collected and maintained, the water consumption of the facility shall be measured and the organisational requirements for documentation and water consumption should be applied. Separate drinking water and process water systems shall be available. Any use of water from any source shall be in compliance with local and national legislation. If a permit is required, the permit shall be available and valid.

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.2.2

    • Wastewater
      4/5
      • Does the standard include criteria on wastewater quality and wastewater treatment?
        Answer: Advanced: Treat wastewater with parameters defined to ensure appropriate quality of wastewater
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 2/2
        Possible answers
        • Basic: Treat wastewater (1 point)
        • Advanced: Treat wastewater with parameters defined to ensure appropriate quality of wastewater (2 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: 4.2.3 In all cases, the legal requirements shall apply if the regional or national legal requirements for the facility/application are more stringent than the STeP by OEKO TEX® criteria. To ensure an effective assessment based on the requirements of STeP by OEKO TEX® and/or DETOX TO ZERO by OEKO TEX® is obtained, an annual test report for wastewater and, where necessary, also of sludge is required (see Annex 5) [...] 4.3.11.2 The objective for all wastewater should be to minimise the volume, concentrations of undesired chemicals and toxicity of the wastewater released into the environment and ultimately to strive to fully eliminate the discharge of polluted water. Wastewater should be as free from harmful chemicals as possible. [...]

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.2.3, 4.3.11.2

      • Does the standard include criteria on wastewater volumes (per unit of production)?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Recommended
        Score: 0/1
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: There should be an annual review and a formal process for targeting and reducing wastewater discharge volumes and for improving wastewater quality with lower toxicity. A good example would be to focus on ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals). Demonstrable effort to reduce the amount of wastewater produced in relation to production should be taken into consideration. A cost balance for water extraction/use and wastewater treatment should be compiled annually and documented. This requires for systems to be in place to measure water consumption as a critical component of improving production efficiency. An annual review for improving the quality of sludge from wastewater treatment plants should be carried out.

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.2.3

      • Does the standard include threshold values on basic wastewater parameters?
        Answer: Basic: The scheme refers to national legislation.
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • Basic: The scheme refers to national legislation. (1 point)
        • Advanced: The schemes requires threshold values on basic wastewater parametersfor different production steps. (1 point)

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: The sampling and testing of wastewater based on the required parameters shall be performed by an independent authorised laboratory/testing body. The function, design and operation of the water treatment plant shall be ensured. It must be clear that legal and/or agreed provisions are being complied with. If there are no legal requirements, principles of “good practice” should be followed, such as reducing environmental pollution at source, minimising waste, wastewater control and monitoring, etc., and the benchmarks of the STeP standard shall be observed.

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.2.3

      • Does the standard include threshold values on advanced wastewater parameters?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: The sampling and testing of wastewater based on the required parameters shall be performed by an independent authorised laboratory/testing body. The function, design and operation of the water treatment plant shall be ensured. It must be clear that legal and/or agreed provisions are being complied with. If there are no legal requirements, principles of “good practice” should be followed, such as reducing environmental pollution at source, minimising waste, wastewater control and monitoring, etc., and the benchmarks of the STeP standard shall be observed.

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.2.3

  • Inputs
    4/7
    • Fibres
      4/7
      • Does the standard include criteria on the production of natural fibres?
        Answer: Basic: Fibres are randomly tested for agrochemical residues AND hazardous pesticides as described in the guidance are prohibited.
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 1/2
        Possible answers
        • Basic: Fibres are randomly tested for agrochemical residues AND hazardous pesticides as described in the guidance are prohibited. (1 point)
        • Advanced: At least 51% of fibres is organic or organic in conversion (non-organic natural fibres have to be tested for agrochemical residues). (2 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires the end product to be OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified. STANDARD 100 covers the criteria as following: Pesticides / Pestizide [mg/kg] 8 For natural fibres only

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STANDARD 100 Standard, Annex 4

      • Does the standard include specific criteria for different types of synthetic fibres (including man-made cellulose fibres)?
        Answer: Basic: Not applicable (for schemes containing less than 10% of synthetic fibres)
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 0/1
        Possible answers
        • Basic: Not applicable (for schemes containing less than 10% of synthetic fibres) (0 points)
        • Advanced: Standard formulates specific criteria for sustainable production of synthetic fibres OR addresses sustainable sourcing of synthetic fibres. (1 point)

        Excerpt from standard:

        Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) / Polycyclische aromatische Kohlenwasserstoffe (PAKs) [mg/kg]15 For all synthetic fibres, yarns, or threads and for plastic materials / Für sämtliche synthetischen Fasern, Garne und Zwirne sowie für Materialien aus Kunststoff

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STANDARD 100 Standard, Annex 4, Annex 6

      • Does the standard include criteria on the usage of recycled material?
        Answer: Advanced: Use of recycled material in product
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 2/2
        Possible answers
        • Basic: Use of recycled material in packaging (1 point)
        • Advanced: Use of recycled material in product (2 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires the end product to be OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified. STANDARD 100 covers the criteria as following: Special requirements and rules apply if the applicant wishes to use the term “recycled” in the product group description of the certificate. Only post- and pre-consumer waste material may have been used in the manufacturing of the product and proof indicating the recycled origin of the material must be submitted. The following definitions for pre- and post-consumer waste material are applicable. Pre-consumer material (or post-industrial material): material diverted from the waste stream during the manufacturing process. Excluded is the reutilization of material such as rework, regrind or scrap generated in a process and capable of being reclaimed within the same process that generated it. Material is not accepted if the manufacturer deliberately produces it for the purpose of recycling it (increasing the percentage of produced waste), if the material could be used again without any further processing and/or if the material is ready for further use as an integral part of the continuing process of production. Post-consumer material: material generated by households or by commercial, industrial and institutional facilities in their role as end-users of the goods or service which can no longer be used for its intended purpose. This includes returns of material from the distribution chain. At least 20 % of the chief material must be recycled. Products with less than 20 % recycled content cannot be certified as “recycled” at the moment. A seperate certificate for recycled material/articles needs to be issued. In order to meet the special challenges posed by recycled material, further information on the article must be provided. This information is requested with the application and is checked during testing and the On Site Visit. Depending on the origin of the material a higher testing frequency is applicable. The OEKO TEX® institutes provide information concerning the special recycling regulations with pleasure. Recycled products made of the following materials can be accepted for the certification according to STANDARD 100: • Recycled materials and fibres from animal-based origin • Recycled materials and fibres from cellulosic origin • Recycled materials and fibres from synthetic and plastic origin Articles which are produced using post-consumer or post-industrial material from unkown source can only be certified in the product classes II-IV. The exception to this rule is material made from recycled PET-bottles. This material can also be certified for product class I. Proof of compliance with the requirements of Annex 4 or Annex 6 (as applicable) to this standard must be still be provided.

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STANDARD 100 Standard, 5.6

      • Does the standard include criteria on the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs)?
        Answer: Basic: Allow use with adequate controls to prohibit contamination
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 1/2
        Possible answers
        • Basic: Allow use with adequate controls to prohibit contamination (1 point)
        • Advanced: Prohibit use (2 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires the end product to be OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified. STANDARD 100 covers the criteria as following: 5.5. Requirements at materials/articles with organic cotton; test for GMO: Special requirements and rules apply if the applicant wishes to have the term "bio cotton" or "organic cotton" used in the product group description of the certificate. Only organic cotton may have been used in the production of the product and a valid certificate must be submitted indicating the organic origin of the material and proving that no genetically modified organisms (GMO) were used. An additional special laboratory test must be performed for these cotton fibres/materials. This test must demonstrate that the cotton has not been genetically modified..... Table of limit values and fastnesses: Annex 4 (page 26), Annex 6 (page 40): Genetically modified organisms (GMO) = not detectable

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STANDARD 100 Standard, 5.5. Requirements at materials/articles with organic cotton; test for GMO + Annex 4 & 6 (Table of limit values and fastnesses)

  • Quality
    2/2
    • Quality and Suitability
      2/2
      • Does the standard cover criteria on the quality of textiles?
        Answer: Advanced: All four aspects (fastness of rubbing/ perspiration/ light/ washing) are tested
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 2/2
        Possible answers
        • Basic: Less than four aspects are tested textile (1 point)
        • Advanced: All four aspects (fastness of rubbing/ perspiration/ light/ washing) are tested (2 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified as well as the end product to be OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: OEKO‑TEX® STeP certified facilities shall define a strategy and appropriate measures and tools for ensuring that the manufactured products do not represent a risk to the health of the end consumer and do not conflict with the MRSL included in Annex 3. Certification in accordance OEKO‑TEX® for the manufactured products is an efficient and cost-effective way to fulfil this with OEKO‑TEX® STANDARD 100 requirement. Any assessment relating to the safety of products for end consumers should be reviewed and, where possible, proven through a certification (e.g. OEKO‑TEX® Standard 100, GOTS, PSA type-examination certificate, EN 14682:2008, EN 71-1, etc.). STANDARD 100 covers the criteria as following: By signing and submitting the Declaration of Conformity, the customer accepts that the certified products will be monitored and controlled by OEKO‑TEX® and / or the OEKO‑TEX® Institute for the purposes of OEKO‑TEX® quality assurance (in addition to his own and internally required quality assurance for different finishing batches, different colours, etc.).

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.1.4 & 4.5.5 STANDARD 100 Standard, 5.7

  • Energy & Climate
    1/2
    • Climate Change Mitigation
      1/2
      • Does the standard include criteria on energy consumption in the production phase?
        Answer: Basic: Monitor energy consumption over time
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 1/2
        Possible answers
        • Basic: Monitor energy consumption over time (1 point)
        • Advanced: Reduce consumption, increase efficiency OR increase use of renewables (2 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: The energy used shall be utilised optimally. To comply with this requirement, energy consumption shall be monitored regularly for the entire facility with the aim of monitoring energy consumption for each individual process. Specific energy requirements can be calculated by relating energy consumption to water and textile production. This can be a useful indicator of efficiency.

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.2.7

  • Waste & Air Pollution
    10/12
    • Waste Management
      7/9
      • Does the standard include criteria on volumes of waste?
        Answer: Advanced: Reduction of volumes of waste
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • Basic (0 points)
        • Advanced: Reduction of volumes of waste (1 point)

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: The type, category and quantity of all production waste shall be recorded and documented. The disposal practices shall be documented. A balance of disposal costs and utilisation costs, including possible alternative methods of disposal, should be prepared. ... The improvement of waste reduction, reuse and recycling of waste shall be reviewed at least once per year and evidence for reduction of the quantity of waste should be an objective.

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.2.8

      • Does the standard include criteria on toxicity of waste?
        Answer: Advanced: Reduce and/or treat toxic waste
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • Basic (0 points)
        • Advanced: Reduce and/or treat toxic waste (1 point)

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: Most countries have regulations and definitions of hazardous and non-hazardous waste. They should be observed. A substance balance sheet and assessment for waste generation and disposal with plans for improvements based on a goal of “zero” should be provided.

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.3.11.5

      • Does the standard include criteria on reusing or recycling waste on-site?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Recommended
        Score: 0/1
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: A recycling programme to reduce or eliminate all waste shall be implemented and documented. The improvement of waste reduction, reuse and recycling of waste shall be reviewed at least once per year and evidence for reduction of the quantity of waste should be an objective. An evaluation of waste management contractors in terms of sustainability, disposal/treatment methods should be preferred and the contractors should be audited regularly if possible. The results of these efforts should be communicated.

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.2.8

      • Does the standard include criteria on waste management in the production phase?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: The type, category and quantity of all production waste shall be recorded and documented. The disposal practices shall be documented. A balance of disposal costs and utilisation costs, including possible alternative methods of disposal, should be prepared.

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.2.8

      • Does the standard include criteria on waste segregation?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: The disposal of production waste in an on-site landfill, incineration at facility sites and transfer of solid and liquid waste into open waters (this does not apply to cleaned wastewater) shall be avoided at all times. Recycling of waste, waste taken back by suppliers and the transport of waste to other facilities for reuse (purpose must be known) are the preferred methods. Textile and/or leather waste containing hazardous substances shall be collected separately, documented and disposed of in a legal ethical manner. Production waste, both hazardous and non hazardous shall be collected in designated areas and sorted by waster type (e.g. paper, cardboard, textile/leather waste, plastics, general waste, metal, etc)..

        Referenzdokumente:

        STeP Standard, 4.2.8

      • Does the standard include criteria on safe disposal of hazardous waste?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: The environmental performance of the facility shall be considered at all times and particular attention shall be paid to the following issues and objectives: Management of all types of waste, including reuse and recycling of waste wherever possible and the separation of all hazardous waste prior to disposal by a licenced facility. 4.3.11.5 Most countries have regulations and definitions of hazardous and non-hazardous waste. They should be observed. A substance balance sheet and assessment for waste generation and disposal with plans for improvements based on a goal of “zero” should be provided.

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.2.1, 4.3.11.5

      • Does the standard include criteria on uncontrolled on-site waste burning?
        Answer: Advanced: Prohibit waste burning
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • Basic (0 points)
        • Advanced: Prohibit waste burning (1 point)

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: the disposal of production waste in an on-site landfill, incineration at facility sites and transfer of solid and liquid waste into open waters (this does not apply to cleaned wastewater) shall be avoided at all times. Incineration of waste is allowed only in plants that have suitable emission controls for reduction of unburned hydrocarbond, dioins, halogen compunds and heavy metals.

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.2.4 , 4.2.8

      • Does the standard include criteria on uncontrolled waste landfilling?
        Answer: Advanced: Prohibit waste landfilling
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • Basic (0 points)
        • Advanced: Prohibit waste landfilling (1 point)

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: The disposal of production waste in an on-site landfill, incineration at facility sites and transfer of solid and liquid waste into open waters (this does not apply to cleaned wastewater) shall be avoided at all times.

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.2.8

      • Does the standard include criteria on handling or disposal of waste by third parties?
        Answer: No Information available
        Degree of Obligation: Recommended
        Score: 0/1
        Possible answers
        • Basic (0 points)
        • Advanced: Keep records on third party contractors (1 point)

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: An evaluation of waste management contractors in terms of sustainability, disposal/treatment methods should be preferred and the contractors should be audited regularly if possible. The results of these efforts should be communicated.

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.2.8

    • Air pollution (excl. GHG) & Immission
      3/3
      • Does the standard include criteria on air pollution?
        Answer: Advanced: End-of-pipe technology
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 2/2
        Possible answers
        • Basic: Monitor emissions over time (for textiles at least in textile finishing) (1 point)
        • Advanced: End-of-pipe technology (2 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: Heating plants and production machines that cause air emissions shall be identified and located. Legal requirements for operation and air emissions shall be fulfilled and documented. Compliance with this standard and/or the legal requirements shall be demonstrated through external tests by an independent authorised laboratory/testing body and, if possible, by internal tests. [...] All measures that are taken to reduce air emissions, including environmental pollution reduction devices and pollution prevention/waste minimisation/chemical substitution, should be as part of an objective defined by management.

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.2.4

      • For which production phase does the standard include criteria on air pollution?
        Answer: Advanced: Restrictions on air pollution for some of the production steps
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers
        • Basic (0 points)
        • Advanced: Restrictions on air pollution for some of the production steps (1 point)

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: Heating plants and production machines that cause air emissions shall be identified and located. Production machines and devices that cause direct or indirect air emissions shall be monitored and the emissions are preferably to be filtered or cleaned to ensure that they comply with national legal requirements.

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.2.4

  • Environmental Management
    3/5
    • Environmental Management
      3/5
      • Does the standard include a general criterion on compliance with all relevant local, regional and national environmental laws and regulations?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: A designated responsible person (e.g. an environmental protection commissioner) or an external consultant should be appointed. The responsible person should act as a contact person for all environmental issues and should be familiar with the contents of related laws and regulations. The responsible person manages activities for ensuring compliance with these laws and regulations.

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.3.3

      • 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: Immediately
        Score: 0/1
        Possible answers
        • No (0 points)
        • Yes (1 point)
        • Not Applicable (0 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: A collection of all the documents that form the basis for the legal existence and lawful operation of the company shall be available and kept ready for verification at any time.

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.4.4

      • Does the standard include criteria on mitigating negative environmental impacts prior to production/operation?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/1
        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: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: The facility shall have procedures for recording all legal, requlatory and other policy requirements relating to the environmental aspects and to its energy efficiency,energy use and energy consumption of the activities, products and services. The facility should develop an understanding of how it interacts with the environment. That includes the proportion of its activities and products that may affect the environment. It also includes discharg-es, emissions, the use or reuse of materials, noise emissions, etc. The facility shall identify and document any environmental aspects that have a direct and indirect impact on the environment.

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.3.10.1

      • Does the standard include criteria on stakeholder engagement to achieve environmental targets?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: 4.3.9.3: Public relations measures provide any interested parties (staff, residents, environmental associations, authorities) with information about operational environmental projects and measures.

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.3 (4.3.9.3)


So­cio-E­co­nom­ic 71%

  • Freedom of Association
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Labour Contracts
  • Workers Representation where Restricted by Law
  • Forced labour
  • Debt bondage
  • Withholding Papers
  • Freedom of Movement
  • Minimum Age/ ILO 138
  • Age Verification
  • Worst forms of child labour/ ILO 182
  • Equal Remuneration/ ILO 100
  • Maternity Leave
  • Non-Discrimination
  • Business Legality
  • Legal Minimum Wage
  • Working Hours
  • Sub-Contractors
  • Harassment and abuse
  • ILO 155
  • Workplace Conditions
  • Potable water
  • Improved Sanitation Facilities
  • Building and Construction Safety
  • Fire Preparedness
  • Emergency and Evacuation Safety
  • Company Responsibility
    2/3
    • Does the standard require the implementation of measures that aim at generating equal economic opportunities for women and men?
      Answer: No
      Degree of Obligation: Not covered
      Score: 0/1
      Possible answers

      Excerpt from standard:

      Dormitories shall be optional for workers and shall be comparable to local conditions. The building safety requirements in chapter 4.6.3 are to be complied with. Where applicable, childcare facilities should be provided and shall also comply with legal requirements.

    • Does the standard include criteria on assessing the impacts of operations on human rights?
      Answer: Advanced: Human Rights Impact Assessment AND Social Impact Assessment
      Degree of Obligation: Immediately
      Score: 2/2
      Possible answers
      • Basic: Human Rights Impact Assessment OR Social Impact Assessment (1 point)
      • Advanced: Human Rights Impact Assessment AND Social Impact Assessment (2 points)

      Excerpt from standard:

      MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: "Compliance with all local (or national) legal requirements, the ILO Declara-tion on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the UN Declara-tion of Human Rights and the OEKO‑TEX® STeP requirements shall be ensured without exception."

      Referenzdokumente:

      MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.4.4

  • Labour Rights and Working Conditions
    49/55
    • ILO Core Conventions
      7/7
      • 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: 1/1
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified as well as the end product to be OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: The facility shall comply with all regionally or nationally applicable legal requirements regarding the freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining. The Code of Conduct covers the criteria as following: To that effect, we respect the core ILO labour standards. The recognition of the right to join unions, the right to collective bargaining, the importance of living wages, as well as gender-equality in wages for work of equal value, are, among many others, important standards to adhere to. We are, moreover, strictly against child labour, forced labour and excessive overtime.

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.4.9 Code of Conduct OEKO-TEX® Association, Labour

      • Does the standard include criteria on the right to collective bargaining, as laid down by ILO 98?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified as well as the end product to be OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: The facility shall comply with all regionally or nationally applicable legal requirements regarding the freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining. The Code of Conduct covers the criteria as following: To that effect, we respect the core ILO labour standards. The recognition of the right to join unions, the right to collective bargaining, the importance of living wages, as well as gender-equality in wages for work of equal value, are, among many others, important standards to adhere to. We are, moreover, strictly against child labour, forced labour and excessive overtime.

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.4.9 Code of Conduct OEKO-TEX® Association, Labour

      • Does the standard prohibit forced and compulsory labour as defined in ILO 29 and ILO 105?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified as well as the end product to be OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: The facility shall comply with ILO's core conventions and all regional, national and international legal requirements regarding forced labour, exploitation, compulsory and prison labour. The Code of Conduct covers the criteria as following: To that effect, we respect the core ILO labour standards. The recognition of the right to join unions, the right to collective bargaining, the importance of living wages, as well as

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.4.14 Code of Conduct, Labour

      • Does the standard include criteria on the prohibition of child labour as defined under ILO 138?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified as well as the end product to be OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: The minimum employment age is 15 years, as per ILO no. 138. The Code of Conduct covers the criteria as following: To that effect, we respect the core ILO labour standards. The recognition of the right to join unions, the right to collective bargaining, the importance of living wages, as well as gender-equality in wages for work of equal value, are, among many others, important standards to adhere to. We are, moreover, strictly against child labour, forced labour and excessive overtime.

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.4.6 Code of Conduct OEKO-TEX Association, Labour

      • 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: 1/1
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified as well as the end product to be OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: To prevent the worst forms of child labour, the facility shall also comply with ILO no. C182. The Code of Conduct covers the criteria as following: To that effect, we respect the core ILO labour standards. The recognition of the right to join unions, the right to collective bargaining, the importance of living wages, as well as gender-equality in wages for work of equal value, are, among many others, important standards to adhere to. We are, moreover, strictly against child labour, forced labour and excessive overtime.

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.4.6 Code of Conduct OEKO-TEX® Association, Labour

      • Does the standard address the payment of equal wages as defined in ILO 100?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified as well as the end product to be OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: The facility shall pay equal wages regardless of gender, ethnic background or other physical or personal characteristics. The Code of Conduct covers the criteria as following: To that effect, we respect the core ILO labour standards. The recognition of the right to join unions, the right to collective bargaining, the importance of living wages, as well as gender-equality in wages for work of equal value, are, among many others, important standards to adhere to. We are, moreover, strictly against child labour, forced labour and excessive overtime.

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.4.13 Code of Conduct OEKO-TEX® Association, Labour

      • Does the standard include criteria on the non-discrimination in the workplace, as defined in ILO 111?
        Answer: Yes
        Degree of Obligation: Immediately
        Score: 1/1
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified as well as the end product to be OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: The facility shall comply with ILO's core conventions and all regionally, nationally and internationally applicable legal requirements concerning all forms of discrimination. All workers shall be treated equally and given the same opportunities based on performance and skills, v/ith no discrimination due to race, origin, disability, religion, caste, ethnic background, gender, age, sexual orientation, union or political affiliation or any other personal and physical characteristics. Equal treatment of all employees shall form part of a non-discriminatory employment, recruitment and promotion policy. The facility should encourage and practice diversity in the recruitment of employees. The facility shall pay equal wages regardless of gender, ethnic background or other physical or personal characteristics. Discrimination shall not be tolerated by the employer. The company policy should include a monitoring system for identifying and reviewing any risks of discrimination. The Code of Conduct covers the criteria as following: We are an equal workplace that is free from any kind of discrimination, harassment or abuse. We are a place of employment where all people of different ethnic backgrounds, different genders, ages and professions have the same opportunities to develop. We create a safe working environment, where the right to favorable conditions at work, as well as the right to rest and limitation of working hours are strictly adhered to.

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.4.13 Code of Conduct OEKO-TEX® Association, Labour

    • Labour Rights
      27/31
      • Other Labour Rights
        4/5
        • Does the standard include criteria on the formation of workers representations where freedom of association is restricted by law?
          Answer: Basic: Allow
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 1/2
          Possible answers
          • Basic: Allow (1 point)
          • Advanced: Promote (2 points)

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: In countries in which the law prohibits or restricts freedom of association or collective bargaining, the company is not permitted to hinder alternative and legal forms of independent and free worker representation and collective bargaining in compliance with ILO core labour standards.

          Referenzdokumente:

          MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.4.9

        • Does the standard include criteria on worker grievance mechanisms?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: In countries in which the law prohibits or restricts freedom of association or collective bargaining, the company is not permitted to hinder alternative and legal forms of independent and free worker representation and collective bargaining in compliance with ILO core labour standards. The facility should implement a formal communication system that includes an anonymous grievance procedure (“complaints box”). An anonymous complaints system for eliminating harassment and abuse should be in place. A designated trusted person shall be made available to review anonymous complaints from workers. Such an ombudsperson should be available for each gender.

          Referenzdokumente:

          MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.4.9, 4.4.11

        • Does the standard include requirements on setting up policies or procedures to manage basic labour rights in the workplace?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: The facility shall have a written social policy and/or code of conduct containing all the measures, obligations, objectives and procedures for ensuring social responsibility.

          Referenzdokumente:

          MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.4.3

        • Does the standard include requirements to inform workers about their labour rights?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: All workers shall be provided with regular training on non-wage benefits, piecework rates and overtime calculations. Piecework rates shall be set out through achievable and appropriate targets in the written company policy. Regular training on freedom of association, guidelines on the right to collective bargaining, procedures and applicable legal requirements should be provided for all workers. Employees, management and directors should receive training regarding working time directives and the applicable legal provisions. Training on the prevention of harassment and abuse at the workplace and the applicable legal requirements should be conducted for all employees on a regular basis.

          Referenzdokumente:

          MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.4.7 to 4.4.12

      • Child Labour
        3/3
        • Does the standard require verification and documentation of age of (young) workers?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: To avoid any risks of employing children and juveniles below the minimum age, all workers shall prove their age through a valid document such as an ID card, birth certificate or family register.

          Referenzdokumente:

          MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.4.6

        • Does the standard require that assistance be provided to replaced child workers?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: A written social policy shall be developed concerning responses, remedial measures and communication in the event that workers who are younger than the minimum age are discovered and to implement a prevention system for recruitment and internal audits. This policy shall serve the interests of the child. To avoid any risks of employing children and juveniles below the minimum age, all workers shall prove their age through a valid document such as an ID card, birth certificate or family register. The prevention system should be used to continuously improve recruitment procedures. Training of managers and HR officers alongside local health/social workers and school and educational institution representatives could also help with such improvements.

          Referenzdokumente:

          MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.4.6

        • Does the standard include criteria on special treatment of young workers?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: The prevention system should be used to continuously improve recruitment procedures. Training of managers and HR officers alongside local health/social workers and school and educational institution representatives could also help with such improvements. [...] If young workers are employed at the facility, a written policy on the presence and treatment of young workers shall be in place. Juvenile labour is defined as the age group between at least 15 and at most 18 years of age. These workers shall be protected by special working conditions.

          Referenzdokumente:

          MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.4.6

      • Wages and Benefits
        6/8
        • 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: Recommended
          Score: 0/1
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: OEKO‑TEX® STeP encourages all facilities to pay wages that cover all the basic requirements and costs based on regional needs and requirements while working the regular working hours and without bonus payments. The social management system at the facility should promote the ongoing monitoring of wages, taking developments in society and local framework conditions into account. The internal monitoring system at the facility should promote a continuous improvement process.

          Referenzdokumente:

          MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.4.7.

        • Does the standard require paying legal minimum wages?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: At minimum, the minimum wage or, if higher, the industrial sector or collectively agreed wage shall be paid. Wages and non-wage benefits (including piecework rate) shall comply with all the legal requirements for wages, severance payments and non-wage benefits. OEKO‑TEX® STeP encourages all facilities to pay wages that cover all the basic requirements and costs based on regional needs and requirements while working the regular working hours and without bonus payments.

          Referenzdokumente:

          MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.4.7

        • Does the standard require the provision of social benefits?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/1
          Possible answers
        • Does the standard require compensating overtime?
          Answer: Advanced: Yes and overtime is paid at a rate of at least 125% of the regular income
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 2/2
          Possible answers
          • Basic: Yes (1 point)
          • Advanced: Yes and overtime is paid at a rate of at least 125% of the regular income (2 points)

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: Overtime shall be paid with a premium and shall not exceed 12 hours per week. Overtime shall be paid at 125% of the regular wage or on the basis of legal requirements or collective bargaining agreements, whichever is higher.

          Referenzdokumente:

          MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.4.11

        • Does the standard require paid leave?
          Answer: Advanced: two out of three (casual/sick/annual leave)
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers
          • Basic (0 points)
          • Advanced: two out of three (casual/sick/annual leave) (1 point)

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: Wages and non-wage benefits shall comply with all the legal requirements for wages, severance payments and nonwage benefits. These legal requirements cover wage bonuses, overtime, working on weekends and on official public holidays and holiday pay. [...] The facility parental leave periods shall comply with all legal requirements. If there are no applicable legal requirements, the company shall guarantee paid maternity leave as per the framework conditions of ILO 183 and create an internal policy.

          Referenzdokumente:

          MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.4.7, 4.4.8

        • Does the standard require wages being paid in a timely, regular and convenient manner understood by all employees?
          Answer: Advanced: Yes, all measures are in place
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 2/2
          Possible answers
          • Basic: Yes, some measures are in place (1 point)
          • Advanced: Yes, all measures are in place (2 points)

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: Wages shall be paid directly to workers either by cheque, bank transfer or similar. Payment shall be made on a defined regular basis (monthly at minimum) and without delay.

          Referenzdokumente:

          MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.4.7

      • Gender
        3/3
        • Does the standard include criteria on having policies and/ or processes in place that prevent discrimination of women and men in the workplace?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: All workers shall be treated equally and given the same opportunities based on performance and skills, with no discrimination due to race, origin, disability, religion, caste, ethnic background, gender, age, sexual orientation, union or political affiliation or any other personal and physical characteristics. Equal treatment of all employees shall form part of a non-discriminatory employment, recruitment and promotion policy.

          Referenzdokumente:

          MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.4.13

        • Does the standard include criteria on the right to maternity leave (as defined in ILO 183)?
          Answer: Advanced: Full compliance
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 2/2
          Possible answers
          • Basic: Partial compliance (1 point)
          • Advanced: Full compliance (2 points)

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: The facility parental leave periods shall comply with all legal requirements. If there are no applicable legal requirements, the company shall guarantee paid maternity leave as per the framework conditions of ILO 183 and create an internal policy.

          Referenzdokumente:

          MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.4.8

      • Voluntary Labour
        3/3
        • Does the scheme require that workers are not held in debt bondage or forced to work for an employer to pay off debt?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: The company policy shall strictly prohibit the collection of deposits or security payments during the recruitment process and during further employment. In addition, any support of human trafficking shall be prohibited. Workers shall be free to quit their jobs without contractual penalty if they give reasonable notice. Workers shall have the right to move freely without any restrictions during non-working hours. The facility should operate with a monitoring system to prevent any risk of forced, bonded, indentured and prison labour in the recruit-ment process. This includes the prohibition of the use of labour brok-ers.

          Referenzdokumente:

          MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.4.14

        • Does the standard prohibit the withholding of workers' documents?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: The facility shall comply with ILO's core conventions and all regional and national legal requirements regarding forced, bonded, indentured and prison labour. A policy shall be developed to ensure that employees are not restricted in their personal freedom and are in possession or in control of their own identity cards, work permits and travel documents. Any forms of slavery, such as Sumangali, are strictly prohibited.During working hours, employees and workers are allowed to use the restroom, drink water, and take breaks according to labour law without fear of disciplinary punishment.

          Referenzdokumente:

          MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.4.14

        • Does the standard include criteria on the freedom of movement of employees?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: The facility shall comply with ILO's core conventions and all regional, national and international legal requirements regarding forced labour, exploitation, compulsory and prison labour. A policy shall be developed to ensure that employees are not restricted in terms of their personal freedom and are in possession or control of their own identity cards, work permits and travel documents. Any forms of slavery, such as Sumangali, are strictly prohibited. During working hours, personnel and workers shall be allowed to use toilets, drink tap water and take breaks as defined by labour law without fear of disciplinary punishment.

          Referenzdokumente:

          MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.4.14

      • Non-Discrimination
        1/1
        • Does the standard include criteria on the non-discrimination of persons with disabilities?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: All workers shall be treated equally and given the same opportunities based on performance and skills, v/ith no discrimination due to race, origin, disability, religion, caste, ethnic background, gender, age, sexual orientation, union or political affiliation or any other personal and physical characteristics. Equal treatment of all employees shall form part of a non-discriminatory employment, recruitment and promotion policy. Vulnerable individuals including - but not restricted to - juvenile workers, young mothers,pregnant women and people with disabilities receive special protection.

          Referenzdokumente:

          MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.4.13, 4.6.2.1

      • Working Hours
        1/2
        • Does the standard include criteria on working hours, rest days or overtime?
          Answer: Basic: Requirement to include criteria on working hours, rest days or overtime / voluntary extra work at least according to national law or industry specific minimum standards
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 1/2
          Possible answers
          • Basic: Requirement to include criteria on working hours, rest days or overtime / voluntary extra work at least according to national law or industry specific minimum standards (1 point)
          • Advanced: Standard requirements comply with ILO 1 requirements (2 points)

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified as well as the end product to be OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: The facility working times shall comply with all nationally and regionally applicable legal requirements and wage agreements. That includes regular working time, overtime, holiday time, off-season work and public holidays. Workers shall be granted the opportunity to participate in religious holidays. To avoid excessively long working hours, workers shall have at least one day off in seven. Excluding overtime, a working week shall not exceed 48 hours. Overtime shall be worked on a voluntary basis. The assignment of overtime is permitted only as part of a collective bargaining agreement. Overtime shall be paid with a premium and shall not exceed 12 hours per week. Overtime shall be paid at 125% of the regular wage or on the basis of legal requirements or collective bargaining agreements, whichever is higher. The Code of Conduct covers the criteria as following: We are an equal workplace that is free from any kind of discrimination, harassment or abuse. We are a place of employment where all people of different ethnic backgrounds, different genders, ages and professions have the same opportunities to develop. We create a safe working environment, where the right to favorable conditions at work, as well as the right to rest and limitation of working hours are strictly adhered to. To that effect, we respect the core ILO labour standards. The recognition of the right to join unions, the right to collective bargaining, the importance of living wages, as well as gender-equality in wages for work of equal value, are, among many others, important standards to adhere to. We are, moreover, strictly against child labour, forced labour and excessive overtime.

          Referenzdokumente:

          MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.4.11 Code of Conduct OEKO-TEX® Association, Labour

      • Scope of Labour Rights
        6/6
        • Do worker's rights and benefits set out by the standard apply to all forms of work?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: Each employee (incl. subcontracted workers, home workers etc.) shall receive a written employment contract. The employee shall receive the original contract by his or her first day of work at the latest. This employment contract shall contain the exact terms and conditions of employment, including working times, benefits and remuneration. Legal provisions such as those arising from collective agreements and ILO core labour standards for employment contracts shall be complied with. In this way, companies endeavour to provide the greatest possible protection for employees. The employer shall ensure that the employee has understood the contract and that the work is performed on the basis of accepted bargaining agreements. The facility should create a personnel file for each employee on the day of recruitment. It should document participation in internal training sessions, incidents of undisciplined conduct and the measures required as a result. The facility should have a written recruitment and termination policy and a written policy on development programmes and financial benefits. Employees in the HR department and other related departments should receive regular training to ensure compliance with this policy and regional and national legal requirements. The use of employment agencies in recruitment procedures is prohibited. Recruitment agencies shall be treated as subcontractors and monitored in accordance with this standard. Subcontracted workers from recruitment agencies have the same rights and benefits as to all other workers.The HR department should document and continuously monitor the number of temporary workers, foreign workers and people who work from home. The rate of fluctuation should also be recorded. The facility parental leave periods shall comply with all legal requirements. If there are no applicable legal requirements, the company shall guarantee paid maternity leave as per the framework conditions of ILO 183 and create an internal policy.

          Referenzdokumente:

          STeP Standard, 4.4.8

        • Do the standard's rights and benefits for workers also apply to sub-contracted labour?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: Suppliers, sub-suppliers, contractors and sub-contractors should be involved in the process of improving social working conditions, safety and environmental matters and the measures in this regard. In addition, suppliers, sub-suppliers, contractors and subcontractors shall: [...] Provide evidence that all requirements are met.

          Referenzdokumente:

          MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.5.5.2

        • Does the standard include criteria on the establishment of labour contracts compliant with national legal requirements?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: Each employee shall receive a written employment contract. The employee shall receive the original contract by his or her first day of work at the latest.

          Referenzdokumente:

          MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.4.8, 4.4.10

        • Does the standard include criteria on contracts provided to workers in a language understandable to them?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: The labour contract shall be written in workers lan-guage. It shall be understood by the workers.

          Referenzdokumente:

          MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.4.8

        • Does the standard require compliance with (at least) all ILO Core Conventions for different suppliers along the supply chain?
          Answer: Advanced: All tier 1 suppliers
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 2/2
          Possible answers
          • Basic: Main tier 1 suppliers (1 point)
          • Advanced: All tier 1 suppliers (2 points)

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: Any purchasing, outsourcing or subcontracting of goods, materials or services related to services or products shall be controlled. It shall be ensured that all purchased goods/services meet all specified require-ments. Suppliers and supply chains shall be assessed and moni-tored. A description of planned purchases shall be compiled to en-sure that all requirements in this regard are met. Suppliers, sub-sup-pliers, contractors and sub-contractors should be involved in the process of improving social working conditions, safety and environ-mental matters and the measures in this regard. In addition, suppliers, sub-suppliers, contractors and subcontractors shall: • Establish and maintain appropriate procedures for selecting sub-contractors based on their ability to meet the STeP requirements • Maintain appropriate documentation for meeting the STeP require-ments • Provide training options for outworkers in relation to personal pro-tection, workers’ rights and access to employee information in the facility • Provide evidence that all requirements are met. There are different stages for providing this proof. As a minimum requirement, the supplier, sub‑supplier and/or contractor, sub‑contractor should sign the STeP by OEKO‑TEX® Code of Conduct for supplier, which can be found in Annex I: • Stage 1: a written commitment to work in accordance with STeP minimum requirements • Stage 2: a written commitment to work in accordance with STeP minimum requirements, which is verified by the customer • Stage 3: carrying out and passing a self‑assessment in accord-ance with STeP by OEKO‑TEX® • Stage 4: carrying out and successfully passing the STeP by OEKO‑TEX® certification process

          Referenzdokumente:

          MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.5.5.2

    • Health and Safety
      15/17
      • Occupational Health and Safety
        12/14
        • Does the standard prohibit harassment or abuse of workers?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified as well as the end product to be OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: All employees shall be treated with dignity and respect. The working times at the facility shall comply with ILO core labour standards and all nationally and regionally applicable legal provisions concerning harassment and abuse at the workplace. Neither physical punishment nor wage deductions are permitted as disciplinary measures. Verbal attacks and any form of coercion against the worker are also not permitted. The Code of Conduct covers the criteria as following: We are an equal workplace that is free from any kind of discrimination, harassment or abuse. We are a place of employment where all people of different ethnic backgrounds, different genders, ages and professions have the same opportunities to develop. We create a safe working environment, where the right to favorable conditions at work, as well as the right to rest and limitation of working hours are strictly adhered to.

          Referenzdokumente:

          MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.4.12 Code of Conduct OEKO-TEX® Association Edition 01.2020, Labour

        • Does the standard include criteria on occupational health and safety, as defined in ILO 155?
          Answer: Advanced: Full compliance with ILO 155
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 2/2
          Possible answers
          • Basic: Partial compliance with ILO 155 (1 point)
          • Advanced: Full compliance with ILO 155 (2 points)

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: The health and safety performance of the facility has to be considered at all times, referring to the following issuess and objectives: •The provision of a safe and healthy working environment •The protection of workers from noise emission, dust pollution and chemical risks •The provision of adequate lighting for workplaces •The protection of workers from heat stress •The provision of PPE (personal protective equipment) where applicable to sustain health and safety •The establishment of a system to identify risks regarding health and safety •The introduction of preventative measures to avoid accidents •The performance of training sessions to enhance health and safety •The evaluation of risks caused by workplaces next to each other •The prevention of fires, explosions, etc. •The provision of an emergency plan for all possible types of incidents (fire, explosion, chemical hazards, natural hazards such as floods, earthquakes, building collapse, etc.) •The definition of rules and procedures in order to introduce an effective management system for health and safety

          Referenzdokumente:

          MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.6.1

        • Does the standard include requirements on workplace conditions?
          Answer: Advanced: All requirements on proper workplace environment
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 2/2
          Possible answers
          • Basic: At least four requirements on proper workplace environment (1 point)
          • Advanced: All requirements on proper workplace environment (2 points)

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: The facility shall implement controls to prevent hazards and minimise health and safety risks. [...]

          Referenzdokumente:

          MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.6.2.1, 4.6.2.2, 4.6.2.3

        • Does the standard require policies and procedures to manage health and safety in the workplace?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: This module covers the occupational health and safety of production facilities. It assesses work place conditions such as noise, dust, chemical risks, lighting, heat stress, care for employee health and safety through the provision of protective clothing (e.g. PPE) and the prevention of injuries through safe machinery/equipment.

          Referenzdokumente:

          MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.6

        • Does the standard include criteria on the access to basic medical services for workers?
          Answer: No Information available
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/2
          Possible answers
          • Basic: Only treatment of acute work-related accidents/ illness (1 point)
          • Advanced: Work-related accidents plus preventative care (2 points)
        • Does the standard require compensation payments/ covering of costs in case of work related accidents and injuries?
          Answer: Advanced: Full coverage of costs
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 2/2
          Possible answers
          • Basic: Partial coverage of costs (1 point)
          • Advanced: Full coverage of costs (2 points)

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: Social insurance shall be provided to all employees and its contributions and taxes shall be paid through the facility and displayed on the pay slip. Wages shall be paid directly to workers either by cheque, bank transfer or similar. Payment shall be made on a defined regular basis (monthly at minimum) and without delay. The facility should provide accident insurance or another compensation system, or the facility shall guarantee and document liability obligations to ensure compensation payments for workers in the event of accidents or injuries.

          Referenzdokumente:

          MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.4.7

        • Does the standard require that workers have access to safe drinking water?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: Free and clean drinking water shall be available to all workers at all times. The water quality shall be monitored by the company.

          Referenzdokumente:

          MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.4.14

        • Does the standard require access to clean and improved sanitation facilities?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: The facility shall comply with all regionally and nationally applicable legal requirements concerning sanitary facilities. Sanitary facilities, particularly lavatories and washrooms, shall be made permanently accessible in sufficient quantity to all workers in the facility areas and dormitories areas. They shall be free to use and the facility shall employ staff to clean and maintain the sanitary facilities.

          Referenzdokumente:

          MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.4.15

        • Does the standard require training of workers on health and safety issues?
          Answer: Advanced: Systematic
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers
          • Basic (0 points)
          • Advanced: Systematic (1 point)

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: The performance of training sessions to enhance health and safety Emergency and evacuation training sessions should be held every three years at minimum.

          Referenzdokumente:

          MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.6.1 & 4.6.3.2

        • Does the scheme require safe and appropriate housing for all workers?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: Dormitories at the facility shall comply with all applicable local and national legal requirements. To monitor this compliance, the facility should perform regular assessments of the sanitary facilities and its maintenance. The dormitories should be located in buildings that are separated from production and storage areas. The personal space in the dormitories shall be adequate and allow for privacy.

          Referenzdokumente:

          MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.4.15

      • Building and Fire Safety
        3/3
        • Does the standard include criteria on building safety?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: All structures within the facility shall be suitable and safe for the planned use and operation. Any located and/or reported weak points, damages, etc. shall be identified and documented and measures have to be taken accordingly.

          Referenzdokumente:

          MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.6.3.1

        • Does the standard cover fire-preparedness?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: A staff member shall be nominated and trained appropriately in fire safety to deal with any related problems. Fire protection plans with measures for fire prevention, alarms, firefighting and deployment of the fire department shall be prepared and published. Emergency plans for all possible types of incidents (e.g. fire, accidents, chemical hazards, natural hazards such as floods, earthquakes, etc.) shall be prepared. Escape routes and emergency exits shall be inspected at least once per year to ensure that they are highlighted and freely accessible.

          Referenzdokumente:

          MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.6.3.2

        • Does the standard include criteria on evacuation safety and emergency management plan?
          Answer: Basic: Emergency and evacuation safety requirements exist
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers
          • Basic: Emergency and evacuation safety requirements exist (1 point)
          • Advanced: An emergency management plan exists (1 point)

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: Escape routes and emergency exits shall be inspected at least every month to ensure that they are highlighted and freely accessible. Emergency escape route plans shall be posted on various places in the facility. In addition, emergency equipment shall be inspected annually to ensure that it is functional and freely accessible all times. Emergency and evacuation training sessions should be held every three years at minimum.

          Referenzdokumente:

          MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.6.3.2

  • Business Practice and Ethical Issues
    4/13
    • Economic Development and Fair Business Practice
      4/10
      • Economic Sustainability
        1/4
        • Does the standard include criteria on the provision of professional training for workers?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Recommended
          Score: 0/1
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: Management should decide which skills are required; these skills should be promoted and obtained. It should be ensured that staff are trained appropriately (in accordance with the objectives).

          Referenzdokumente:

          MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.5.4

        • Does the standard include criteria on business viability?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: The introduction of a Quality Management System (QMS) and additional management tools such as business excellence, risk management and corporate governance is a fundamental strategic business decision. The risk assessment and subsequent prioritisation can be used as a basis for implementing appropriate preventative measures and improving the overall performance of the operating facility. The company should issue a written set of guidelines to its workers and to management. All actions taken by them should then be in accordance with the primary values and ethical standards of the company. The following principles should be included: [...]

          Referenzdokumente:

          MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.5.1, 4.5.10 & 4.5.13.1

        • Does the standard include criteria on management plans for continuous improvement?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Recommended
          Score: 0/1
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: However, any quality system should maintain product quality and processes and objectively demonstrate continuous improvement in all areas of the business

          Referenzdokumente:

          MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.5.1

        • Does the standard include criteria on improving productivity?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Recommended
          Score: 0/1
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: [Quality policy] Incorporates any specified/agreed improvements Effective processes for designing and developing products/services should be in place.

          Referenzdokumente:

          MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.5.3.3. & 4.5.5.1

      • Legality
        2/2
        • Does the standard include criteria on business legality?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          A collection of all documents which form the basis for the legal existence and the lawful operation of the organisation has to be available and organised for review at all times. A listing of the relevant national, local and international laws and ordinances impacting the organisation has to be available and organised, ready for review and audit.

          Referenzdokumente:

          STeP Standard, 4.4.4

        • Does the standard include a requirement for compliance with relevant local, regional and national laws and regulations?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: The facility shall be aware of the regional and national legal, regulatory and other requirements that are relevant to company operations at the facility and these requirements shall be accessible to and understood by the staff.

          Referenzdokumente:

          MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.4.4

      • Responsible Sourcing Practices
        1/4
        • Does the standard include criteria on fair prices or price premiums?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/1
          Possible answers
          • No (0 points)
          • Yes (1 point)
          • Not Applicable (0 points)
        • Does the standard's rights and benefits for workers also apply to input suppliers?
          Answer: Yes
          Degree of Obligation: Immediately
          Score: 1/1
          Possible answers

          Excerpt from standard:

          MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: Suppliers should be involved in the process of improving social and environmental ethics.

          Referenzdokumente:

          MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.5.5.2 Purchasing (Suppliers and Contractors)

        • Does the standard include criteria on reducing time pressure for suppliers?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/1
          Possible answers
        • Does the standard include criteria for the production processes beyond primary production?
          Answer: No
          Degree of Obligation: Not covered
          Score: 0/1
          Possible answers
    • Corruption and Bribery
      0/3
      • Does the standard include criteria on the prevention of corruption and bribery?
        Answer: Advanced
        Degree of Obligation: Recommended
        Score: 0/1
        Possible answers
        • Basic: Corruption and bribery is prohibited (1 point)
        • Advanced (0 points)

        Excerpt from standard:

        The following principles should be included: • No acceptance of bribery and corruption

        Referenzdokumente:

        STeP Standard, 4.5.13.1

      • Does the standard include criteria on conducting a due diligence assessment of business partners, including subsidiaries and contractors?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Recommended
        Score: 0/1
        Possible answers

        Excerpt from standard:

        MADE IN GREEN requires making up facilities and facilities with wet/chemical processes to be OEKO-TEX® STeP certified. STeP covers the criteria as following: The facility should introduce and maintain procedures for training staff, including contractors, suppliers, etc., to ensure that everyone is kept informed. To ensure the social policy or code of conduct is also complied with by suppliers and subcontractors and within their entire sphere of influence, the facility should conduct training sessions on purchasing practices and monitor order quantities. [...] In addition, suppliers, sub-suppliers, contractors and subcontractors shall: • Establish and maintain appropriate procedures for selecting sub-contractors based on their ability to meet the STeP requirements • Maintain appropriate documentation for meeting the STeP requirements

        Referenzdokumente:

        MADE IN GREEN Standard, 2.1 & 2.2 STeP Standard, 4.3.8.3, 4.4.3 & 4.5.5.2

      • 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: 0/1
        Possible answers
  • Social & Cultural Rights and Community Engagement
    0/7
    • Local Economic Development
      0/4
      • 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: 0/1
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria relating to hiring workers from local communities?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/1
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on investment in community development beyond the business' operations?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/1
        Possible answers
      • Does the standard include criteria on not adversely affecting local communities and neighboring small producers access to livelihoods (especially land and water)?
        Answer: No
        Degree of Obligation: Not covered
        Score: 0/1
        Possible answers