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Top certificates mentioned BSCI Corporate Ethics Business Social Compliance Initiative BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative, Brussels), nonprofit association of companies with business-driven online platform for the differing European codes of conduct and monitoring systems, as basis for a common, worldwide verification system for social standards in the supplier chains. The BSCI Code of Conduct is oriented essentially towards the SA8000 standard. FSC Product Ecology Forest Stewardship Council FSC (Forest Stewardship Council, Bonn), international non-profit organisation that has initiated the international FSC certification system for the forestry industry. Ten globally applicable principles guarantee the origin of wood and paper products with FSC seal from sustainably managed forests. The FSC has three label categories. SEDEX Corporate Ethics Supplier Ethical Data Exchange SEDEX (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange, London), non-profit member organisation for companies that have committed to permanent optimisation of ethical conduct in their global supply chain. The platform offers a series of tools for the ethical management of value-added chains. Oeko-Tex Standard 100plus Product Ecology Oeko-Tex® Standard 100plus, quality seal for textiles that have been tested for harmful substances and are environmentally friendly. The seal combines the standards of Öko-Tex Standard 100 (compliance with threshold levels for harmful substances) and Öko-Tex Standard 1000 (environmentally friendly production, waste-water disposal, energy consumption). PEFC Product Ecology Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes), seal of forest owners and the wood industry for the promotion of sustainable forest management. Is regarded more as a “soft” seal due to its generous criteria. SGS Fresenius Product Economy Société Générale de Surveillance Institute Fresenius quality seal, awarded on the basis of a holistic quality approach by the SGS Institute Fresenius to products that satisfy additional criteria well beyond the statutorily prescribed rulings on social and ecological sustainability. Examines and certifies the value-added chain of products from the fields food, cosmetics, hygiene, cleaning and everyday items. PSI Industry knowledge compact 2 Industry knowledge compact 2 Certificates 2017 Exclusively for PSI members 25

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