Textile companies have a new option to have production plants independently evaluated and certified as using sustainable technologies and social working conditions. “STeP by OEKO-TEX®” certification helps brand providers, manufacturers and retailers select textile companies that meet their sustainability principles and requirements. Now, OEKO-TEX, Zurich, Switzerland, makes supply chain sustainability tracking even easier with a tool called “MySTeP.” Companies can register for the platform, access the dashboard, contact STeP-certified production plants and request the release of their data. Key performance indicators allow for comparisons of different suppliers based on sustainability criteria. OEKO-TEX plans to roll out “MySTeP” in summer 2014, which can be used by all interested companies in the textile industry, regardless of whether they have OEKO-TEX certification. For more information, contact David Pircher at the OEKO-TEX Secretariat, firstname.lastname@example.org.