Public Stakeholder Consultation

OEKO-TEX® develops certifications and labels to assist consumers, brands, and retailers in their purchasing decisions. This effort helps improve conditions for industry stakeholders and protects our planet. To achieve this, OEKO-TEX® regularly involves all stakeholders in the creation and revision of its standards.

The next Consultation will take place from 12 August until 27 September 2024. 
The link to the online questionnaire for the participation will follow.

The questions are structured into:

  1. Proposed amendments to STANDARD 100
  2. Corporate due diligence

The questions are aimed at the further development of our Standards. 

From 12 August to 27 September 2024 stakeholders will have the opportunity to take part and give input for the future development of the OEKO-TEX® Standard and services.
The Consultation will be conveyed online and the link to the questionnaire will follow soon. 

All data collected by OEKO-TEX® will only be used for the purpose of this OEKO-TEX® Public Stakeholder Consultation. OEKO-TEX® will not share any personal data that you input. At the end of the consultation period, OEKO-TEX® will review and publish the results in aggregated form. Please also consult our privacy policy for further information.

Everyone is invited to participate. The consultation is public and open to any interested person, organisation or company. Your interest and perspectives are particularly important for us.  

The goal of the OEKO-TEX® public stakeholder consultation is to allow for the participation of stakeholders in the OEKO-TEX® Standard setting process. We consult at a time so that stakeholder views can be considered by our technical committees in developing the proposals to update the OEKO-TEX® Standards. 

Our commitment to more transparency is reflected in our Standards and our processes.  

Our Standards are revised annually to ensure that new scientific findings, new regulations, or market requirements can be implemented and adapted immediately. 

Technical committees develop and revise the OEKO-TEX® Standards based on inputs and expertise of the 17 international testing institutes of the OEKO-TEX® Association. The technical committees are made up of experts from the testing institutes in various areas and countries who jointly discuss possible adjustments. Textile engineers, technicians, chemists, lawyers, social scientists, marketers, etc. are represented so that as many perspectives as possible can be considered. 

The proposals developed during the process are being reviewed by the OEKO-TEX® International Advisory Board (IAB). The IAB is established to bring diversified stakeholder expertise and perspective to the OEKO-TEX® Association. It allows perspectives of key industry stakeholders in our Standard revision process. Finally, the proposals are discussed in the annual testing institute manager meeting, which is tasked with defining and expressing final positions and recommendations.  

The consultation will be open from 12 August until 27 September 2024.  OEKO-TEX® will review the consultation and publish the results in a consolidated form.  

Conduction of the OEKO-TEX® Public Stakeholder Consultation
All stakeholders had the possibility to participate in the OEKO-TEX® Public Stakeholder Consultation which was shared on the OEKO-TEX® website.

Review of feedback & assignment
Every comment and input received from stakeholders was reviewed internally and passed on to the responsible.

Publication of first insights of the OEKO-TEX® Public Stakeholder Consultation 
A first overview of the results and next steps are shared on the OEKO-TEX® website with all stakeholders.

Elaboration & discussion of feedback
The responsible working group will discuss every comment and input received during the OEKO-TEX® Public Stakeholder Consultation.

Response to stakeholder comments 
The detailed feedback received through the OEKO-TEX® Public Stakeholder Consultation as well as the response from OEKO-TEX® will be on the OEKO-TEX® website.

Here you can have a look at our first insights from 2022 as well as the detailed feedback