The SteP standard is a certification system issued by the Oeko-Tex® International Association that includes audited assessment and testing against transparent criteria and methods for sustainable, environmentally and socially responsible textile and apparel facilities (production sites). The certification addresses the reduction of hazards and risks across the entire textile production chain, from fibre production through to making up of products, with the goal of increasing the sustainability, quality and resource efficiency of factories.
The six SteP modules are :
- Chemical assessment and management
- Environmental performance
- Environmental management
- Social responsibility
- Quality management
- Health and safety performance/management
STeP allows globally operating brands and retail companies to search for suitable suppliers worldwide who meet their demands regarding environmental protection and social responsibility. This enables them to clearly and completely document their sustainability commitment with their supply chain, to end consumers and customers.
For more information on STeP certification and application process please contact Phil Whitaker on +44 (0) 161 869 1610 or firstname.lastname@example.org