In the framework of the “Oeko®-Tex Sustainability Award,” the international Oeko-Tex society will present awards in 2013, for the first time, to businesses who have achieved outstanding performances and innovations in the area of sustainability. All manufacturers and dealers worldwide who are certified according to Oeko-Tex standard 100, 1000 or 100plus may apply—more than 10,000 businesses so far. Interested businesses may submit their applications on the dedicated website by completing the form supplied.
At first, a panel of experts from the Oeko-Tex society will select two “businesses of the month” from all applications—one business that has its products certified to the Oeko-Tex standard 100 under aspects of human ecology, and another production company that employs proven environmentally friendly and socially acceptable conditions according to Oeko-Tex standard 1000. These companies and their achievements in terms of sustainability will be portrayed in detail on the website.
In April 2013, the specialist panel will then select the winners of the Oeko-Tex Sustainability Award 2013 from the group of “businesses of the month” in these five categories:
- environmental management
- safety management
- quality management
- social responsibility
- product innovations.
The award is inaugurated by the Oeko-Tex society on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of its test and certification system, and includes no prize money.
Participating businesses will receive, among other things, a certificate, a logo image and an online advertising banner to inform their customers about their commitment to sustainability and their nomination for the Sustainability Award.