31 August 2023
Switzerland-based standards organisation Oeko-Tex has announced its results for 2022/2023, issuing more than 43,000 certificates and labels, writes ILM.
For the period from July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023, Oeko-Tex increased this result by 21% year-on-year and achieved growth of 52% for its Made in Green label alone.
In the report, the company highlighted the launch of its Responsible Business tool and certification in November 2022. This supports textile and leather companies in preventing negative effects from their own business operations, supply chains and broader business relationships.
Oeko-Tex also noted its focus on partnerships with multi-stakeholder initiatives, including working with ZDHC to promote sustainable chemical management and becoming an ISEAL community member.
In other achievements for the period, the organisation issued a general ban on the use of per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS/PFC) in textiles, leather and shoes certified by Standard 100, Leather Standard und Eco Passport. Finally, Oeko-Tex also surpassed 1,000 STeP-certified production facilities in the period.