exclude hazardous chemicals
from textile production

OEKO-TEX® DETOX TO ZERO is based on the DETOX campaign launched by Greenpeace in 2011. The goal of the campaign is to exclude hazardous chemicals from textile production. With DETOX TO ZERO, OEKO-TEX® provides textile producers with a practical and usable analysis and assessment tool to create transparency and control in chemicals management and wastewater quality.

  • Focus on chemicals, environmental performance and on a continuous improvement process
  • Designed for wet facilities in the supply chains of the textile industry
  • Designed for buyers and suppliers proactively working towards compliance with the Greenpeace DETOX goals
  • We review our limit values for harmful substances at least once a year

These are the benefits

  • Full integration within the OEKO-TEX® STeP certification
  • Wastewater and sludge conformity in accordance with the DETOX TO ZERO Manufacturing Restricted Substance List (MRSL)
  • An efficient tool for communicating the status of Detox requirements already met within your supply chain to Greenpeace and other NGOs 
  • Analysis and assessment of the management system including internal processes, compliance with legal requirements when handling chemicals, environmental protection and the safety and health of employees
  • Focus on a continuous improvement process for the gradual reduction of harmful substances
  • Verification system to support you and your suppliers in achieving the Greenpeace campaign goals

Do you have questions about our certifications and services, the way we test, legal requirements and norms? Go to our FAQ page or contact us per email.

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Would you like to obtain an OEKO-TEX® DETOX TO ZERO assessment? Are you interested in the certification process and the requirements? Visit our download area to discover the full documentation or apply for the assessment tool.

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This is how to get the DETOX TO ZERO status report:

  1. ApplicationRegister online, complete and submit the application form
  2. Online Assessment: complete the questionnaire
  3. Analysis and Evaluation: By trained OEKO-TEX® auditors
  4. On-site Audit: OEKO-TEX® auditor verifies assessment data
  5. Final report: detailed status report with the assessment, including corrective actions. 

Do you need more information? Download our DETOX TO ZERO guidelines