STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®
STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is one of the world's bestknown labels for textiles that have been tested for harmful substances. It stands for costumer trust and product safety.
If a textile article has been awarded the STANDARD 100 label, you can be sure that all components of this article, i.e. also all threads, buttons and other accessories, have been tested for harmful substances and the article is therefore harmless to health. In the test procedure, they take into account numerous regulated and non-regulated substances that could be harmful to human health. In many cases, the limit values set for the STANDARD 100 go beyond national and international specifications.
Product class 2: This product class includes products with skin contact. Items that come into direct contact with the skin to a large extent, such as blouses, shirts, underwear, mattresses, etc., are referred to a s close to the skin.
Further information can be found at: www.oeko-tex.com
Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is a standard used worldwide for the processing of tectiles made from organically produced natural fibers and is therefore an important textile seal. It defines environmental requirements along the entire textile production chain, as well as social criteria. Quality assurance take place through independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.
The aim of this standard is to define requirements that guarantee the sustainable production of textiles, starting with the extraction of ray textile fibers, through environmentally friendly and socially responsible production, to labeling the end products and thereby offering product safety for the end consumer.
Further information can be found at: www.global-standard.org
Sustainability is the ongoing commitment to responsible action through the integration of social and ecological issues into business activities. Sustainability goes beyond simply complying with regulations and deals with how companies deal with their economic, social and environmental impacts, as well as the relationship with their stakeholders (e.g. employees, trading partners, government).
The EcoVadis methodology comprises 21 criteria form the four subject areas of the environment, label & human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement.
Over 60,000 companies use EcoVadis to reduce risks, promote innovation and create trust and transparency betwenn business partners.
Further infomation can be found at: www.ecovadis.com
GKV Code of Conduct
The German Association of Plastics Converters (GKV) is the central organization of the German plastics processing industry.
The GKV code of conduct integrates compliance requirements as well as ethical and social principles. This includes, among other things, fundamental rules against corruption and anti-trust agreements, but also international requirements such aus the UN Chartor of Human Rights and recognized ethical principles.
You can find more information at: www.gkv.com