DETOX_TO_ZERO_Image_RC.jpgDETOX TO ZERO by OEKO-TEX® is a comprehensive verifiation 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 focuses 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:


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 website.

Within the scope of DETOX TO ZERO by OEKO-TEX®, Centexbel - as an OEKO-TEX® accredited laboratory, conducts tests 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.


  • Brands / Retailers
  • Traders
  • Sourcing Offices
  • Manufacturers of textiles throughout supply chain.


  • Validation of the degree of fulfilment of the Detox requirements through an audit and evaluation report
  • Comprehensive approach to evaluate chemical management
  • Reduction of hazardous chemicals in textile production processes
  • Integration of preventive environmental protection through the implementation of management systems
  • Comprehensive analysis of used and stored chemicals to enable a continuous examination and ensure compliance with legal requirements and demands of NGOs
  • Transparency through communication
  • Wastewater and sludge data can be published and checked online via OEKO-TEX® website (after data release)
  • Full integration into the OEKO-TEX® product stewardship program by using the STeP by OEKO-TEX® software
  • Strengthen the process and product safety for each step within the textile value chain.



  1. Online-application or contact your serving OEKO-TEX® institute
  2. User receives brief questionnaire to gather:
    • information about the Chemical Management System
    • inventory of chemicals used including CAS number, MSDS information as well as main ingredients, components additives and, if possible, information about impurities
    • wastewater and sludge information
  3. On-site visit from an OEKO-TEX® specialist to verify the stated company data and process information
  4. Final status report including improvements and compliance level


The validity of the report is one year. A renewal can be applied for up to three months before the end of the validity.


  • Efficient and validated mechanism to report the status toward Greenpeace’s Detox requirements
  • Independent data evaluation and verification via a third-party OEKO-TEX® institute
  • Textile expertise from data collection to final evaluation
  • OEKO-TEX® is your established partner within the textile industry for communication with NGOs
  • The opportunity to fullfill your Detox commitment before 2020 and express your efficient, credible and sustainable approach
    in sourcing to more than 13.000 OEKO-TEX® users worldwide.