Transparency that creates trust.

We carry responsibility towards people and the environment - you can feel that and actively follow it. A safe workplace for all employees in the production process, the conservation of natural resources, fair trade and the highest possible transparency are what make our products stand out. Sustainability is an essential part of our corporate values and determines our day-to-day actions. We have significantly strengthened our commitment in recent years and will continue to do so in the future.

Social Reports

We are continuously working to make working conditions in our production facilities fairer, safer and more respectful. Read about our progress and challenges in our annual Social Report.

Statement of principles GREIFF

Our goal: sustainability throughout the entire value chain.

In doing so, GREIFF places high demands on itself, its employees, and its business partners. At the same time, we rely on important cooperations and partnerships to achieve the highest synergy effects.


We were the first German manufacturer of workwear to implement a system that allows every wearer to trace the origin of their GREIFF products from fiber to finished part. This gives each piece a complete family tree.

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Fair Wear Foundation

We are a member of the Fair Wear Foundation. By implementing the labor guidelines of this initiative in our production sites, we improve the working and social conditions on site.

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We rely on Fairtrade certified Cotton! The cotton content of our Gastro collections consists to a large part of 100% Fairtrade certified cotton. With this we promote fair working conditions, the prohibition of exploitative child labor, stable minimum prices, long-term trade relations in cotton production and the switch to environmentally friendly cultivation.


We are a founding member of the MaxTex association. Together with our partners, we pool expert knowledge and develop innovative product solutions to drive sustainability in the textile industry more - transparently, honestly and sustainably.

Membership certificate

Alliance for Sustainable Textiles

We are part of the Textile Alliance, which was launched in 2014 as a government response to tragic accidents in textile factories. Together with our alliance partners, we are continuously improving social, environmental and economic sustainability along the entire production chain.

Code of Conduct

We acknowledge our corporate social responsibility. As a member of the BESPO Group, a part of the German Fashion Association, we have committed ourselves to the German Textile and Fashion Industry's Code of Conduct of the German Textile + Fashion Association (t + m).

 Code of Conduct

"Grüner Knopf"

We offer products with the "Grüner Knopf“. The government meta-seal for sustainably produced textiles sets binding requirements to protect people and the environment. A total of 46 demanding social and environmental standards must be met.


We are continuously improving. Building on STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX (certified materials tested for harmful substances), more and more of our products carry the traceable MADE IN GREEN seal, which additionally monitors environmental friendliness and working conditions in production facilities.


We rely on STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX - a uniform and independent certification system for textile products. It stands for textiles tested for harmful substances and products that are harmless to health.


We carry products with organic cotton from controlled ecological cultivation. Organic cotton is grown without genetic engineering, the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Organic cotton is grown with other plant species to preserve natural soil fertility.


We use polyester obtained from recycled materials. By using recycled materials, we contribute to a more circular textile industry. In this way, we conserve valuable resources, avoid mountains of waste and protect our environment.


We use SEAQUAL®YARN in some of our collection. Behind this is the SEAQUAL INITIATIVE which is dedicated to cleaner oceans and organises collaboration between local communities and NGOs and policies.


We use TENCEL™ fibres in parts of our collection. This innovative cellulose fibre is extracted from wood and processed in a sustainable way.