New certification labels recognised for the Green Button 2.0 I 21.12.2022
More certification labels have successfully passed the benchmarking process and are thus established as recognised certification labels for production process requirements (meta-label approach) under Green Button 2.0.
From now on, the following certificate will be accepted for manufacturing (recognition scope 1):
- OEKO-TEX® MADE IN GREEN
From now on, the following certificates will be accepted for wet processes (recognition scope 2):
- OEKO-TEX® MADE IN GREEN
For the use of virgin polyester (sub-scope 4), the following certificates will be accepted from now on:
- OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 (product class 1-3*)
- OEKO-TEX® MADE IN GREEN (inkl. OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 product class 1-3*)
*Class 4 products must be subjected to category 1-3 testing.
These newly evaluated certification labels complement the recognised certification labels for fibre and material use published in fall 2022:
- Cotton Made in Africa (CmiA): for the use of plant-based fibres
- Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS): for the use of plant-based and animal fibres and for the use of man-made fibres greater than 10% and less than 30%
- Global Recycled Standard (GRS): for the use of recycled man-made and plant-based fibres
- Naturtextil IVN certified BEST: for the use of plant-based and animal fibres
- Organic Content Standard (OCS): for the use of plant-based and animal fibres as well as regenerated fibres
- Recycled Claim Standard (RCS): for the use of recycled man-made and plant-based fibres
- Responsible Down Standard (RDS): for the use of down
- Responsible Mohair Standard (RMS): for the use of animal fibres
- Responsible Wool Standard (RWS): for the use of animal fibres
This document lists all fibres and materials approved for the Green Button 2.0, combined with the respective recognised certification labels. All certification labels recognised for the Green Button can be found here. The list will be further supplemented at the beginning of 2023 and, if necessary, at a later date.
To meet the Green Button requirements for production processes and to be able to label products, companies must demonstrate recognised certification lables for all three areas (fibre and material use, wet processes, manufacturing). Prior to this, companies must demonstrate compliance with the requirements for corporate due diligence processes within a Green Button audit.Recognition of the aforementioned certification labels is the result of a recognition process outlined in this fact sheet as well as in Green Button Standard 2.0: Process and Requirements for the Recognition of Certification Labels (Meta-Label Approach). Newly recognised certification labels were assessed prior to their recognition to determine whether they met the content requirements of the Green Button Standard as well as the eligibility requirements, which include requirements for their credibility. The recognition of the certification labels issued by the BMZ is valid until the next revision of the Green Button. Should the certification label itself undergo changes, it is to be reviewed in accordance with the Green Button Standard whether the recognition needs to be elicited in a new benchmarking.
New documents for download:
- Guidance to the list of approved fibres and materials including recognised certification labels
- Overview recognised certification labels (further update beginning of 2023)