The three components of responsible chemicals management.

The use of chemicals in the textile industry is diverse. To minimise the harmful effects (and even the “negative image”) of chemicals on humans and nature, there are always new regulations and industry initiatives. All companies along the supply chain are required to implement and adhere to a stricter and responsible chemical management system.

Hohenstein helps you meet specific requirements for sustainable textile production. In addition, we assist you in the proper handling of chemicals and assess your chemical management with regard to meeting the goals of the Greenpeace Detox campaign.

In short: sustainable chemical management should be a natural part of any business that has a great responsibility to the environment and to people. 


Our ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certification is a three stage verification process for chemicals, colourants and auxiliaries used to manufacture textiles. We analyse for you whether your chemical products and each individual ingredient meet specific requirements in regards to legal requirements as well as the production of safe textile products under sustainable conditions.


With the STeP by OEKO-TEX® certification, we label production facilities in the textile chain who successfully master the challenges of environmentally friendly production processes and socially responsible working conditions. To this end, we analyse all the relevant company divisions (chemical management, environmental performance, environmental management, social responsibility, safety at the workplace, quality management) and then evaluate how sustainable the production facilities already are.


With DETOX TO ZERO® by OEKO-TEX®, we help you to set up an efficient chemical management system that enables you to identify harmful substances and communicate your provided services clearly. In the form of an audit and annual status report, we assess whether your chemical management, sewage and sewage sludge already meet the goals of the Greenpeace Detox campaign to completely exclude 11 hazardous chemical groups from textile production. In addition, we give you concrete recommendations of which areas of your chemical management you can optimise.


Vinod Kumar
Managing Director
Hohenstein India