OEKO-TEX® RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS

OEKO-TEX® RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS is a management tool to meet supply chain due diligence requirements in the textile and leather industry. It supports companies in preventing and mitigating existing and potential negative impacts of business operations within their own activities, their supply chains and in their wider business relationships. 

What does OEKO-TEX®
RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS mean?

OEKO-TEX® RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS certifies the management system of a company and assesses to which extent due diligence obligations with regard to human rights and environmental criteria are implemented in the company and in their supply chains. The following due diligence elements are the subject of evaluation:​

1. Business policy​

2. Risk analysis​

3. Integration of appropriate actions​

4. Continuous monitoring​

5. Transparent communication​

6. Complaint mechanism​

Furthermore, in module 7. Environment / Climate companies can map to which extent a climate strategy has been defined, targets set and emission reductions already measured.​

The goal of RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS certification is the long-term implementation of due diligence measures with regard to human rights and the environment in the textile and leather industry.​

Who can apply for OEKO-TEX® RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS?

Trader
Brand Groups
Brands
Retailers

Benefits for companies

  • With the independent certification, you demonstrate that you responsibly address human rights and environmental due diligence in your own business activities, in your supply chains, and in your wider business relationships.​
  • The modular structure allows you to assess your due diligence in two consecutive steps:  ​
    • an initial self-assessment,​
    • which is followed by a validated report and certification.​
  •  By completing the self-assessment, you evaluate the status quo with respect to the upcoming legal due diligence requirements. ​
  • With the OEKO-TEX® RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS tool, you can better understand due diligence requirements and implement effective management processes for a responsible company.
  •  Certification can be used as part of your corporate communications and facilitates reporting to authorities.​
  • The independent RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS certification conveys a high level of credibility and trust and provides you with targeted support on your way to greater due diligence.​

RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS at a glance

Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence

The increasing legal requirements around human rights and environmental due diligence represent a significant challenge for companies. OEKO-TEX® RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS certification offers companies support and clarity in implementing due diligence obligations into management processes and confirms successful implementation. 

Impact your supply chain

With RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS certification, you take responsibility and contribute to improved human rights and environmental conditions in supply chains.​

Management-Process Certification

RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS certification audits and certifies responsible management processes within the company. Use your influence as leverage to improve conditions in global supply chains by assessing risks and managing them responsibly.​

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OEKO-TEX® RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS - Standard