Verification according to DETOX TO ZERO by OEKO-TEX®
With DETOX TO ZERO by OEKO-TEX®, producers in the textile and leather industries are provided with a valuable tool for achieving Greenpeace DETOX goals. DETOX TO ZERO assesses, audits and reports on the wastewater and sludge quality, the use of chemicals and other environmental aspects. The independent verification is aimed at wet facilities along the entire supply chain of the textile and leather industry and supports them on the path to greater transparency and sustainability.
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On the way to more environmentally friendly chemistry: gradually implement the requirements of the Greenpeace DETOX campaign in your company with the help of DETOX TO ZERO.
DETOX TO ZERO is designed as a verification system for suppliers of brands and retailers who have made a commitment to the Greenpeace DETOX campaign. The target group also includes buyers and suppliers who proactively focus on compliance with Greenpeace detox goals.
DETOX TO ZERO is not a traditional certification system. Participants can neither “pass” nor “fail”. Instead, DETOX TO ZERO is concerned with analysing the current situation of the production facility. In doing so, the focus is on the continuous reduction of harmful substances in production. In a status report, the producer receives detailed information about its chemical use, an assessment of the wastewater analyses and recommendations on environmental protection measures.
DETOX TO ZERO at a glance
We check the conformity of wastewater and sludge in accordance with the DETOX TO ZERO Manufacturing Restricted Substance List (MRSL).
We check the conformity of chemicals stored in the company as per the DETOX TO ZERO MRSL.
We analyse and assess the management system with a focus on chemical and environmental performance. This includes internal processes, compliance with legal requirements when handling chemicals, environmental protection and the safety and health of employees.
DETOX TO ZERO can be fully integrated in the certification of production facilities with STeP by OEKO-TEX®.
Benefits to you as a producer
Develop customer trust through transparent and credible communication: data sharing of the results of wastewater and sludge analyses for your company on our OEKO-TEX® website.
Improve processes within your production site and increase product safety: DETOX TO ZERO supports you with a practical, feasible action plan. This helps you to gradually achieve more environmentally friendly chemistry.
Guarantee your compliance with requirements of NGOs and governmental organisations: OEKO-TEX® takes these into account in the regular updates of the MRSL.
You have the option to easily integrate DETOX TO ZERO with the production facility certification STeP at any time. In doing so, the manufacturing conditions are analysed with regard to social responsibility and other sustainability criteria.