In 2013 the International OEKO-TEX® Association will, for the first time, present
the OEKO-TEX® Sustainability Award to companies who have achieved outstanding performance and innovations in the area of
sustainability. All manufacturers and retailers who are certified worldwide according to OEKOTEX Standard 100, 1000 or 100plus are eligible to
apply—a total of more than 9,500 companies. Interested companies may submit their applications on the dedicated website.
Each month, a panel of experts from the OEKO-TEX Association will select two Companies of the Month from the applications received: one
company that has its products certified under human ecology aspects in accordance with OEKO-TEX Standard 100; and a production company
that operates under proven environmentally friendly and socially responsible conditions in accordance with OEKO-TEX Standard 1000. These
companies will be highlighted on the OEKO-TEX website.
In April 2013 the panel will select the winners of the OEKO-TEX Sustainability Award 2013 from the group of Companies of the Month in five
categories: environment management, safety management, quality management, social responsibility and product innovation. The participating
companies will receive, among other things, a certificate, a logo graphic and an online advertising banner informing their customers of their
commitment to sustainability.