U.S. consumers are especially concerned about working conditions.

Child labor, inhumane working hours, starvation wages, discrimination and unsafe conditions... if the working conditions aren't right, you risk a reputation flaw that can't be cleaned up by chemistry.

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Hohenstein is an internationally recognized expert who helps you through the process of implementing, benchmarking and improving your initiatives.

3rd party audit of social working conditions.

Consistent, independent proof.

  • Socially acceptable working conditions in line with UN and ILO conventions
  • Health and safety in the workplace
  • No discrimination of employees
  • Fair wages
  • No child labor
  • Risk prevention
  • Safety of buildings and production systems
  • Internal communication and clear responsibilities
  • Regular employee training on workplace safety and social responsibility
  • Freedom of assembly for employees

Show you care.

STeP by OEKO-TEX® is an independent certification for production facilities that helps ensure and communicate that the manufacturing conditions are both sustainable and socially responsible. The built in benchmarks facilitate continuous improvement.

Highlight your efforts.

MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® is a product label for textile products that were made in safe and socially responsible workplaces with sustainable manufacturing practices and were tested for harmful substances.

Source more responsibly.

>21,000 companies have certified millions of raw materials, processes and products. Access to the list is online and free.

OEKO-TEX® is a proud signatory of the Social & Labor Convergence Program (SCLP)

Meet Michael Moeller.

Ben Mead
Managing Director
Hohenstein Institute America