Application & Guides



DETOX TO ZERO helps you meet Greenpeace Detox Campaign Goals.

OEKO-TEX® DETOX TO ZERO is an easy-to-use verification system for textile facilities that wish to achieve the Greenpeace Detox campaign objectives. DETOX TO ZERO is not a classic pass/fail certification system. Instead, it emphasizes continuous improvement through regular analysis of company practices with a plan to reduce hazardous substances in production and introduce environmental protection measures. DETOX TO ZERO compiles an annual status report that lists the chemicals used and assesses waste and wastewater handling and environmental protection measures. It gives both the production facility and its customers a tool for continuous monitoring of progress toward Detox campaign fulfillment.

DETOX TO ZERO Reporting Benefits:

  • Steady optimization and continuous monitoring of chemical management system based on the Detox campaign objectives
  • The status report provides a plan for continuous improvement to ensure that the chemicals used comply with the OEKO-TEX® DETOX TO ZERO MRSL
  • Independent data evaluation and verification
  • Compliance with legal and/or NGO requirements
  • Efficient tool for communicating fulfilled Greenpeace Detox requirements
  • Key textile expertise by your side at every stage from data collection to the final evaluation
  • Full integration into the OEKO-TEX® System for product responsibility is possible at any time with OEKO-TEX® STeP
  • Optimization of process and product safety at every stage along the textile chain
  • Opportunity to convey your efficient, credible and sustainable procurement procedures to over 21,000 global customers of OEKO-TEX® and on industry platforms, such as Foursource.


OEKO-TEX® DETOX TO ZERO enables textile industry manufacturers to assess the status of their chemical management systems and the quality of their wastewater and sludge and to document through independent verification. The ultimate goal is to completely eliminate eleven dangerous chemical groups from textile production because these groups contaminate the environment and can accumulate in the human body.

DETOX TO ZERO analyzes and evaluates:

DETOX TO ZERO is designed for the supply chain of brands and retailers that have signed up to the Greenpeace Detox agreement and for suppliers and purchasers who endeavor to proactively ensure compliance with the objectives of the Greenpeace Detox campaign.

The DETOX TO ZERO status report is valid for one year.

  1. Complete the online application and choose Hohenstein as your institute
  2. An auditor verifies the company data and process with an on site audit
  3. You receive a status report

The DETOX TO ZERO system is fully integrated into the OEKO-TEX® System. DETOX TO ZERO operates through the same software as OEKO-TEX® STeP, which allows you to enter operating data easily and efficiently and monitor progress continuously. DETOX can also be integrated into the STeP certificate.


DETOX TO ZERO Online Application

When applying for the DETOX TO ZERO, specify HOHENSTEIN as the institute you'd like to work with. Contact us if you need any help.

Technical Guides

Ben Mead
Managing Director
Hohenstein Americas