The manufacturer for the London Rug Company is both OEKO-TEK Standard 100 and OEKO-TEK STeP certified. What does that mean?
OEKO - TEK STANDARD 100
If a textile article carries the STANDARD 100 label, you can be certain that every component of this article, i.e. every thread, button and other accessories, has been tested for harmful substances and that the article therefore is harmless for human health. The test is conducted by independent OEKO-TEX® partner institutes on the basis of their extensive OEKO-TEX® criteria catalog. In the test they take into account numerous regulated and non-regulated substances, which may be harmful to human health. In many cases the limit values for the STANDARD 100 go beyond national and international requirements.
OEKO - TEK STeP CERTIFICATION
STeP differs from other certification systems because, instead of considering only individual sustainability aspects, it includes a comprehensive analysis and assessment of the production conditions instead. STeP analyses all important areas of a company using 6 modules:
Chemical management | Environmental performance | Environmental management | Social responsibility | Quality management | Health protection and safety at work
The aim of STeP certification is the long-term implementation of environmentally friendly production processes, social working conditions and optimum health and safety.