DETOX TO ZERO by OEKO-TEX®
DETOX TO ZERO by OEKO-TEX® is a comprehensive verification and reporting system that prepares facilities along the textile chain for the requirements requested by the Detox campaign of Greenpeace. DETOX TO ZERO by OEKO-TEX® continuously screens and offers you a transparent solution to meet the Detox goals.
The DETOX TO ZERO system is fully integrated and harmonized with the OEKO-TEX® portfolio. DETOX TO ZERO is a tailored solution, based on the established STeP by OEKO-TEX® certification, software and structure. It creates an easy and efficient way to capture production data and continuously monitors the progress.
The DETOX TO ZERO by OEKO-TEX® system is focused on:
- the establishment of a transparent chemical management system
- a continuous improvement plan to reduce hazardous substances in the production process, e.g. comprehensive MRSL examination
- wastewater and sludge measurements
- improvement of protective measures for the protection of the environment
DETOX TO ZERO provides an annual status report about chemicals used, evaluation of waste and wastewater treatment analysis and environmental protection measures so the facility and its buyers have a continuous monitoring tool focused on achieving Detox campaign alignment.
In addition, OEKO-TEX® pays particular attention to the following:
Eliminating all release of toxic chemicals and recognising that there are no environmentally safe levels for hazardous substances according to Greenpeace's priority list of 11 hazardous chemicals/chemical groups.
- Prevention and precaution:
Review and analysis of processes and measures for continuous improvement regarding preventive measures for the handling and the use of „hazardous“ substances.
- Right to know:
Documentation of the company‘s operations including training, environmental reporting, internal and external communications. One of the targets is a publicly available register on the www.oeko-tex.com website.
Within the scope of DETOX TO ZERO by OEKO-TEX®, tests are conducted to check against the requirements of the Detox campaign, but OEKO-TEX® has added incremental elements such as, for example, resource efficiency, health protection, environmental protection and prevention of water pollution, and occupational safety.