New tool from Oeko-Tex supports producers in achieving Detox targets

The new Detox to Zero tool from Oeko-Tex offers a practical answer to those brand and retail companies who want to meet Greenpeace Detox requirements.

It has been designed to enable textile manufacturers along the textile chain to assess the status of their chemical management systems and the quality of their waste water and sludge and allows companies to better identify harmful substances in textile production, to handle them in a responsible way and eliminate them incrementally by 2020, contributing to the fulfilment of Detox demands.

Detox to Zero by Oeko-Tex comprises three basic modules: an MRSL screening of all chemicals used, an analysis and assessment of the established chemical management system as well as a review of all waste water and sludge with regard to the 11 groups of harmful chemicals condemned by Greenpeace. The results are summarised in an annual status report that lists the extent to which the company is already compliant with the Detox targets and includes specific improvement suggestions for further implementation. With this status report, companies are also able to transparently communicate the stages achieved on the path toward complete elimination of Detox substances.

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