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FairWertung

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FairWertung - the German Fair Recycling Federation - is a network of non-profit organisations and social enterprises (many of them church-related) that comply with criteria laid down by FairWertung for a fair collection and marketing of second-hand clothes. FairWertung also has its own label which can be identified easily.

Organisations committing themselves to fulfilling these criteria by a contract are permitted to use the FairWertung label. Our negotiated agreements include:

  • to promote ethical standards and transparency in the collection and marketing of second-hand clothes
  • to make sure that all laws, customs and taxes are respected when second-hand clothes are exported

Learn more: FairWertung websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with FairWertung's standard is verified by our own organization (second party).

Certification / registration required

Applicants are certified against the ecolabels’s criteria before using the label

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

Dachverband FairWertung e.V.

Member of

Unknown

Type

Non-profit

Also manages

None.


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  • Applicable life cycle and supply chain phases
  • Social and environmental attributes
  • Mutual recognition with other ecolabels
  • Standard details, including standard document, review frequency

Ecolabel development | How were the standards for this ecolabel developed?

  • Standard development and management process
  • Standard-setting norms followed for development of the ecolabel's standard
  • Type of standard-setting process, external stakeholders, and funding sources

Conformity Assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

  • Requirements to achieve certification (i.e. chain of custody, site visits, metrics)
  • Audit / surveillance requirements
  • Duration of certification, time to achieve certification

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

Additional information | Including:

  • Compliance type (pass / fail / tiered)
  • Target audience (consumers / retailers / manufacturers / etc)

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 1995

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Textiles Waste management & Recycling

Other categories: Only used clothing


Where this ecolabel is found
Germany



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Last updated: 20 January 2012