Public Stakeholder Consultation

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


The OEKO-TEX® Standard Setting and Revision Process

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.  

Public Stakeholder Consultation

OEKO-TEX® develops certifications and labels that support consumers, brands, and retailers in their purchasing decisions and thereby improving conditions and circumstances for stakeholders in the industry and protecting our planet. To meet this, OEKO-TEX® strives to involve all stakeholders in the setting and revision process of the OEKO-TEX® Standards on a regular basis.  

The results of the public stakeholder consultation will be reviewed, published, and considered by the technical committees for future developments.  

The public stakeholder consultation is now closed. OEKO-TEX® thanks you for your participation!

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. 

The questions are structured into:

  1. Updates 2022 

  2. Product development 

  3. Future topics 

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

From 1 March to 31 March 2022 stakeholders have the opportunity to take part and give input for the future development of the OEKO-TEX® Standard and services.

For participation please click here.

Data collection is in accordance with the LimeSurvey privacy policy. 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. The involvement of interested stakeholder groups and their perspectives is particularly important for us.  

The consultation will be open from March 1, 2022, until March 31, 2022.  OEKO-TEX® will review the consultation and publish the results in a consolidated form.