Almost every company is now committed to sustainability and responsible business practices, so it makes sense that corporate wear has to be ethically produced too. If you choose GREIFF, you can be confident that we select our production partners with just as much care as all the materials we use.
We only use producers who guarantee fair, safe and respectful working conditions for their employees, conserve energy and raw materials, and work with us to meet the highest standards of quality.
You can find it on the label sewn into your garment. With the aid of the myGREIFF code, you can trace the whole process that went into making your product – from the fibre to the finished item of clothing. You can see where the raw materials used for your product came from and where they were processed.
Fair Wear Foundation
Since 15 March 2015, GREIFF has been a member of the Fair Wear Foundation. The FWF is an independent, non-profit organisation that aims to improve labour conditions in the textile and clothing industry. GREIFF achieved the FWF “Leader Status” for the first time in the financial year 2018/19.
Partnership for Sustainable Textiles
We belong to the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles, which was initiated by the German government in 2014. This serves as a platform for dialogue between industry players and the field of politics. Together with the other partners, we set goals to improve sustainability throughout the production chain.
We are a co-founder of the association MaxTex. Together with our partners, we develop innovative product solutions all the way through to making a circular economy possible – and we do so transparently, honestly and sustainably.
Grüner Knopf is a state seal for sustainable produced fabrics. It sets binding requirements to protect people and the environment. A total of 46 demanding social and environmental standards must be met. All models are labelled as such.
Made in Green by OEKO-TEX ®
A sustainable, social responsible and environmentally friendly production without the use of harmful chemicals is more than important to us. MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® includes ready-made clothing and every step of the chemical wet treatment and therefore combines the requirements of the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® and STeP by OEKO-TEX®.
STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®
We make use of STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, a standardised and independent certification system for textile products. This stands for textiles which have been tested for harmful substances and products that pose no risks to health.
With Fairtrade certification, we promote fair labour conditions, the prohibition of child labour, stable minimum prices, long-term trade relations in the area of cotton production and the transition to environmentally friendly agriculture.
Code of Conduct
We acknowledge our corporate social responsibility, regardless of the location at which we conduct our business – whether in Germany, Europe or other parts of the world. As a member of the Confederation of the German Textile and Fashion Industry (t+f) we refer to the Code of Conduct of the Confederation Textile and Fashion.