SPONSORED CONTENT - TESTEX is a globally operating and independent Swiss testing and certification institute. Our expertise lies in testing, analysing and certifying textiles and leather, and we are one of the official OEKO-TEX® representatives. From the raw material to the finished product – we set standards and support brands, retailers and manufacturers in achieving their environmental, social responsibility and quality goals.
OEKO-TEX® certification enables consumers and companies to protect our planet by making responsible decisions. With its modular system, OEKO-TEX® offers independent certifications and services to have products tested for harmful substances, to protect the environment and to ensure fair working conditions for people working in the textile and leather supply chain.
OEKO-TEX® RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS: a step ahead of regulatory requirements
OEKO-TEX® RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS is a management tool to meet due diligence requirements in the textile and leather industry. It certifies the management system of a company with a step-by-step approach to integrating human rights and environmental criteria into their management processes, allowing them to fulfil their due diligence obligations along their supply chains and identify risks at an early stage.
The RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS certification fulfils the requirements of the new German Supply Chain Act (Lieferkettengesetz), which aims to protect the rights of people who produce goods for the German market, including garments and other textiles. The bill also covers environmental protection. To guarantee better human rights protection, companies must ensure human rights along their entire supply chain and set up grievance mechanisms and report on their activities.
Find out everything you need to know in our OEKO-TEX® RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS Q&A and video: