Sympatex Technologies is a founding member of the test and certification system Oeko-Tex® Standard 100. Textile products are tested for possible pollutants following strict rules. The Sympatex membrane is certified with Oeko-Tex® Standard 100, product class 1, and can therefore be used in the medical sector as well as for babies and small children.
Sympatex laminates and seam sealing tapes are certified with Oeko-Tex® Standard 100, product class 2. So they can be used in areas with direct skin contact like underwear, bed linen as well as running and bike wear. With the Oeko-Tex® certifications, the compliance with the European chemicals regulation REACH can be tested and confirmed.
Here you can enter the following certification numbers and check the validity of the Sympatex products.
Laminates: 94.0.7010 and 18.0.47614
The current RSL and test methods are available here.
As a certified bluesign® system partner, Sympatex meets the strict guidelines for the protection of the environment, health as well as safety and stands for a production chain at a high and ecofriendly level. On demand, you will receive here the bluesign® certificate for the Sympatex membrane. The bluesign® certified laminates of Sympatex are available on the bluesign®-bluefinder. The current bluesign® pollutant list BSSL is available here.
As one of the first German companies, Sympatex is B-Corp certified. B-Corp is an internationally renowned hallmark and represents a corporate concept which does not only act on the maxim of profit maximisation, but is equally committed to transparency, environmental protection and social responsibility. Link to press release.
BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative)
Sympatex is BSCI certified. BSCI is an initiative of the Foreign Trade Association (FTA). It is a leading business-driven initiative for companies committed to improving working conditions in factories and farms worldwide. It unites more than 1000 companies around a development-oriented system applicable to all sectors and sourcing countries. The BSCI Code of Conduct refers to international conventions such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Children’s Rights and Business Principles, UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights, OECD Guidelines, UN Global Compact and International Labour Organization (ILO) Conventions and Recommendations relevant to improve working conditions in the supply chain.1The BSCI participants commit themselves to adhering to continuous improvement, cooperation and empowerment.