Fineotex products ECO PASSPORT certified by OEKO-TEX
Sustainability is the key: Fineotex products receive ECO PASSPORT certification; audit conducted by Hohenstein, Germany
Fineotex Chemical Limited – a leading speciality chemical producer
with a market leader position in the international textiles industry – has
earned the prestigious ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX certification, the highest
rating in the globally renowned audit that measures standards of
sustainability. The green rating has been awarded by Hohenstein, an independent
and neutral renowned testing system that is globally recognised.
ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX is an independent certification system for
chemicals, colorants and auxiliaries used in the textile and leather industry.
During a multistep process, the international agency analyses whether each
individual ingredient in the chemical product meets the statutory requirements.
â€œWith this independent certification, FCLâ€™s products demonstrate the
sustainable approach they have adopted, thus instilling confidence in
procurement and encouraging trust in our products and practices,â€ said Aarti
Jhunjhunwala, Executive Director of Fineotex Chemical Limited. ECO PASSPORT
comprises a comprehensive approach for the handling of chemicals and is thus a
pioneer for â€œGreen Chemistryâ€.
Arindam Choudhuri, CEO of Fineotex Chemical Limited, said, â€œIt is
with immense pride that we receive this certificate. The ECO PASSPORT
certification by Hohenstein Institute, Germany, is a validation of FCLâ€™s strong
belief system that responsible manufacturing is not a priority, but the core
DNA of all our formulations and products. FCLâ€™s products lend trust and
confidence that every product is hallmarked for safety and free from harmful
The tests also check for any element that may be harmful to human health.
The certificates instill confidence and help consumers make informed purchasing
decisions. Products that are awarded OEKO-TEX reflect that on the one hand
textiles and leather products have been tested for harmful substances, and on
the other ensure that textile products have been manufactured in an
environmentally-friendly and socially-responsible way. In doing so, Hohenstein
provides effective consumer protection and transparent information about
sustainable, responsible production along the textile supply chain.
Brands and manufacturers value the ECO PASSPORT certification as a
credible proof of sustainable textile and leather production. The label also
gives proof of which articles meet the criteria for ecologically-responsible
textile and leather manufacturing.
The comprehensive audit is a three-step process: the product
components declared are checked against the list of harmful chemicals, an
analytical laboratory test is carried out in the second step. This ensures that
the certified chemicals can be used in the sustainable production of
human-ecological optimized textiles and leather articles. Later, there is an
on-site visit to check the working conditions, environmental management and
ECO PASSPORT certification
ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX is an independent and standardized testing
and certification system for chemicals, colourants and accessories used to
manufacture textiles. A three-stage verification process analyses whether the
chemical products and each individual ingredient meet specific requirements
with regard to sustainability, safety and compliance with statutory
Following three steps are involved in the certification:
Ã˜ Step 1: a comparison of the ingredients in the chemicals with the
OEKO-TEX list of harmful chemicals based on their CAS numbers.
Ã˜ Step 2: analytical testing in our OEKO-TEX laboratories to ensure
that the certified products can be used for the sustainable production of
textiles that are optimized for human ecology.
Ã˜ Step 3: (optional) review of the level of responsibility that the
chemical manufacturer takes for the product â€“ measures relating to working
conditions and environmental management (evaluation and audit).
The ECO PASSPORT is perfectly aligned with the existing OEKO-TEX
certification systems. Chemicals, colourants and auxiliaries that are certified
in accordance with ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX are also recognized by the STANDARD
100, for the MADE IN GREEN label and as part of STeP certification.