XertifiX Standard

Best Rating for XertifiX on “www.Siegelklarheit.de”

We are very pleased that after the efforts of the past 24 months, XertifiX has received the highest rating for the PLUS seal. On the Federal Government’s portal, it says about our seal:

“Excellent choice! This seal meets particularly high requirements in the areas of credibility and social issues.”

This makes XertifiX Plus the only seal for natural stones that is classified as “very good”.

Our standard seal receives the rating “Good choice! This seal meets particularly high requirements in the area of credibility and our requirements in the area of social issues.”

The Federal Government compares the seals of different product groups on its Internet portals “Siegelklarheit” and “Kompass Nachhaltigkeit” and gives consumers and procurers in the municipalities orientation within the abundance of different seals.

Please refer: Our XertifiX standard label on Siegelklarheit
Please refer: Our XertifiX Plus label on Siegelklarheit

Here is an assessment of all seals in comparison: Evaluation of all natural stone seals on “Siegelklarheit”

2020-06-04T10:32:45+02:00April 28th, 2020|

In own thing: New XertifiX standard

We are pleased to announce the updated XertifiX standard: The XertifiX-Standard

Over the past few months, we have updated our standard in a complex process involving many different stakeholders. The final version was approved by a decision-making body on 22.08.2018 and subsequently approved by the XertifiX board.


2020-06-04T11:55:59+02:00September 21st, 2018|

XertifiX-Standard Revision

Currently we subject our XertifiX standard revision, which takes place every 5 years. The criteria of the XertifiX standard are the basis for the quarries and factories audits and certification.

The revision means an update of the standard criteria, based on our experience of the past 5 years – but also based on the input we receive from different stakeholder groups on this topic. A working group has over the past few weeks revised the XertifiX standard and incorporated suggestions for improvement. These suggestions for improvement are also due to the fact that the external requirements for seals (for example, by the Federal Government) have increased considerably in recent years. [Please refer…]

2020-06-04T12:09:20+02:00November 6th, 2017|

Federal Government recommends XertifiX

The Federal Government compares the seals of different product groups on its Internet portals. At the end of 2016, the Natural Stone product group was also launched. If a seal fulfills the minimum requirements, the comprehensive assessment will examine a catalog of several hundred criteria. From the examination of these criteria, a score is obtained.

For XertifiX, it says: “Good choice, this seal fulfills our credibility and social requirements.” We are delighted that XertifiX has done so well with its two seals and is recommended by the federal government.

It is the great merit of the Federal Government to invest a great deal of work, money and resources in informing consumers and purchasers about the numerous seals and to bring clarity into the diversity of the seals.

Siehe: Our XertifiX standard label on seal clarity

Siehe: Our XertifiX PLUS label on seal clarity


2020-06-04T12:23:06+02:00January 17th, 2017|

XertifiX anniversary celebration in the Bundestag

With members, licensees, donors, supporters and guests from politics and associations, XertifiX e.V. celebrated its 10th anniversary on 30.09.2015 in the Bundestag in Berlin. The balance was mixed, said the chairman and former DGB vice, Ingrid Sehrbrock: Child labor in Indian quarries, which controls XertifiX, has virtually disappeared. Nevertheless, with 168 million child laborers worldwide, it is still an urgent problem.

[Pressemitteilung zur XertifiX-Jubiläumsfeier im Bundestag (German)]

2020-06-04T14:26:17+02:00October 1st, 2015|
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