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Certify your production according to STeP to show that your articles are produced environmentally friendly in a sustainable way. The certification includes requirements for environmental impact, chemicals, quality, social responsibility and health and safety
Or perform an Internal Assessment-comparison with the requirements but no certification
STeP (Sustainable Textile Production) is a certification from OEKO-TEX® Association and is aimed at companies in the textile and leather chain that want to manufacture their products in a responsible way. Other certification systems, for the most part, only take into account certain individual aspects of sustainability. STeP provides a more comprehensive analysis and evaluation of sustainable production conditions.The requirements and criteria for STeP certification are specially adapted to the textile, leather and clothing industry.
A STeP certification means that you are actively working with minimizing your risks, reduce the resource consumption and environmental impact, and create a safe and attractive workplace for employees. Furthermore, the certificate also provides a possibility to communicate your improvements to customers in a transparent way.
An Internal Assessment aims to find out how your company performs based on the requirements of OEKO-TEX® STeP.
With STeP certified suppliers, it is possible to enable the target to clearly demonstrate sustainable commitment to end consumers, i.e. compliance with environmental protection and social responsibility requirements.
Certification may include the production of products (textile, leather, foam products and accessories) or various stages in the production chain (fiber manufacturing, spinning, weaving, knitting, dyeing, finishing, foam and mattress manufacturing, sewing factories or logistics centers for textiles and leather)
The certification can only be performed by one of the textile research and test institutes connected to the Oeko-Tex® Association.
RISE is the only institute in Sweden and Norway authorized to certify according to OEKO-TEX® STeP.
STeP analyzes and evaluates the existing production. In order to reach a certification, it is required that you actively carry out improvements for a more sustainable production as well as fulfilling the criteria of the standard
STeP is built on requirements within 6 different modules:
Control of emissions to water and air, risk prevention to avoid workplace accidents and replacement and handling of environmental- and health impairing chemicals are examples of issues that are included.
A company that has come far regarding its work to implement STeP can work with questions such as equality and diversity in the workplace, zero tolerance of faulty goods and Design for Environment.
Certification: A OEKO-TEX® STeP certificate and related On-Site Visit report. The certificate is valid for three years.
Internal Assessment: A status report. (Possibility to use completed work when extending to STeP certification within 12 months)
About STeP by OEKO-TEX®
Complaints and opinions regarding OEKO-TEX®
We appreciate any feedback that can help us improve our work with OEKO-TEX® certification services.
If you have comments/complaints regarding OEKO-TEX® standards, products or how we can improve ourselves or RISE as a member of the OEKO-TEX® Association, you are welcome to convey this via the form in the link below (Complaint form on the OEKO-TEX® website).
Please order via the contact persons listed below or fill in the on-line application on OEKO-TEX webpage
Certification according to STeP by OEKO-TEX® of production facilities manufacturing textile and leather articles under s
Certification of Textiles
Work environment, Certification, Production and manufacturing, Risk and safety, Textile
Certification: Price on request for quotation
Internal Assessment: See pdf document under "More information"
In case of quotation request
Fill in on-line application on OEKO-TEX webpage
Standard - STeP by OEKO-TEX (pdf, 11.13 MB)
Factsheet - STeP by OEKO-TEX (pdf, 685.66 KB)
B2B- STeP by OEKO-TEX (pdf, 3.2 MB)
Read more about the OEKO-TEX® complaint procedure here. (pdf, 416.71 KB)