General

You would like to find out more about the government-run certification label Green Button? General information material can be found here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

You will find here answers to the most frequently asked questions about the government-run certification label.

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For Companies

Your company is interested in the Green Button or is already licensed? Here you will find documents for companies.

Green Button Leaflet for Companies 

Get involved! Many companies are already demonstrating that sustainable fashion is possible. You can find a brief description of the most important information about the Green Button for companies here.

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The Green Button at a glance

Here you will find a brief summary of the most important information for companies on the Green Button 2.0.

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Green Button 2.0 and how to obtain it

You would like to have your products certified with the Green Button? You can find all important information about the Green Button and the path to certification here.

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Guide: Due diligence processes

The Green Button Guide is the central support document for preparation for the Green Button Audit. The document provides detailed explanations on the implementation of a companies due diligence processes in the Green Button, recommendations and (company) examples on the five audit-relevant core elements and their subordinate indicators, as well as implementation support.
Only available in German language

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Logo Manual

For the use of the Green Button Logo you will find all relevant information in the current Logo Manual.

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Sustainable Public Procurement 

Certification Process - an Overview

Please find information on the certification process here.

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Standard and certification processes

Are you looking for the standard documents? All relevant documents for the Green Button Standard 1.0 and Green Button Standard 2.0 can be found here.

Green Button Standard 2.0 

Green Button Product Categories

Which textiles or products made of textile material are eligible for certification with the Green Button label? Here you will find an overview of certifiable goods from the areas of clothing textiles, household and home textiles, technical textiles and textile shoes and accessories.

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Recognised certification labels 

The compliance with the requirements of the Green Button can be demonstrated via credible certification labels. An overview of which labels the Green Button 2.0 and 1.0 recognises can be found here.

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Infosheet Benchmarking

Here you will find a brief overview of the most important information about the requirements for the recognition of certification labels in the Green Button 2.0.

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Guide: Due Diligence processes

The Green Button Guide is the central support document for preparation for the Green Button Audit. The document provides detailed explanations on the implementation of a companies due diligence processes in the Green Button, recommendations and (company) examples on the five audit-relevant core elements and their subordinate indicators, as well as implementation support.
Only available in German language

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List of approved fibers incl. explanations

Here you find the list of approved fibres and materials incl. explanations and recognised certification labels (as of June 2023)

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Green Button Standard 1.0

The Green Button Standard contains the requirements that must be met in order for products to be awarded the Green Button. Together with the Regulations and the Certification Programme, this document provides the basis for Green Button certification. Please note: The Certification Programme is not yet available in English.

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Further Development & Advisory Board Documents 

The further development of the standard is an important part of the government's Green Button seal. The advisory board consulted the seal provider, the Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ), on this. Documents from this process can be downloaded here. Only available in German. 

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Standard Setting Procedure

The process for the revision of the Green Button Standard and the Green Button Certification Programme in its version 1.0 prescribes which rules and processes apply to the revision of the Green Button Certification Programme in the future. You can download the document here. Only available in German. 

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Education and sustainable consumption

You would like to draw attention to problems in textile supply chains, show options for action or inform yourself about them? You can find materials in the field of education and on the topic of sustainable consumption here.

Green Button Quiz Poster

It's quiz time! Students can test their knowledge and find out how sustainable their shopping behaviour is by answering engaging questions. The printed version is available in A1 size, folded to A4. It can be ordered free of charge from info@gruener-knopf.de. Only available in German. 

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The Sustainable Wardrobe

In this flyer, we have put together a few tips for an overall responsible approach to textiles. Only available in German. 

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Children's booklet "Where do our clothes come from?"

The booklet is aimed at kindergarten and primary school children: guaranteed fun reading and hands-on activities.

Click here to go to the booklet. The print version of the children's booklet can also be ordered from the Media Library of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. Only available in German.

Children's booklet "A T-shirt on a journey"

An interactive booklet for primary school children that explains the textile supply chain in a playful way. Only available in German. 

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Visuals

Here you can find key visuals as well as further image material.