OEKO-TEX® standards enable everyone to make responsible decisions and protect natural resources. 

Offices worldwide
Countries representing OEKO-TEX®
Year of foundation
Countries selling OEKO-TEX® certified products

We inspire trust in the textile and leather industry.

Driven by sustainability and a dedication
to transparency, our work is grounded
in proven science. Our standards
allow everyone to make responsible
decisions and protect natural resources.


Our code of conduct

We offset our travel CO2 production

We aim to travel mainly by train. For longer distances, a plane sometimes is the only option. By offsetting our CO2 production, we provide a small part of protecting our planet in our daily business.


Atmosfair certificate

UN Sustainable Development Goals

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a blueprint for a better and more sustainable future for all. OEKO-TEX® supports the textile and leather industry in working towards these important targets.


Safety at workplace, good hygiene, medical requirements and social insurance are obligatory for the OEKO-TEX® STeP certification. Extensive product tests for harmful substances such as pesticides, PFASs or azo colorants ensure consumer safety for OEKO-TEX® labelled products.

We inform our customers, end consumers and other stakeholders about sustainability topics to enhance awareness. Important element of our quality assurance system is the training of auditors. OEKO-TEX® STeP obliges facility in conducting trainings and education of management and employees on social and environmental topics.

Gender equality is an important part of our OEKO-TEX® values: Our Code of Conduct is related to the International Bill of Human Rights and the ILO labour standards to ensure an active engagement of all employees.

OEKO-TEX® STeP and OEKO-TEX® ECO PASSPORT supports facilities to monitor and optimize their chemical management and their wastewater quality – for more agile responses to new demands and the prevention of hazardous chemicals and disposal of untreated wastewater.

Fair wages, working hours and equal treatment of workers without any discrimination regarding race, origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation and ethnicity that`s what we stand for.

OEKO-TEX® MADE IN GREEN guides consumers to responsible consumption by making supply chains transparent and traceable. The OEKO-TEX® STeP ensures the implementation of environmentally friendly production processes. OEKO-TEX® RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS supports companies to integrate and practice due diligence in their management systems.

OEKO-TEX® STeP provides a comprehensive analysis and assessment of all production processes with the aim to implement best practices, efficient processes and reduce the carbon footprint across the whole supply chain. OEKO-TEX® ORGANIC COTTON supports sustainability, soil health and regenerative farming as well as biodiversity.

Strong partnerships and trustworthy collaborations are key element of our business for achieving positive impact on responsible consumption and production. Therefore, we exchange with various international, multi-stakeholder initiatives, such as the UN, OECD, ISEAL, ZDHC and the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles.