On October 23, 2007, the City Council of Freiburg decided unanimously to ban products originating from exploitative child labour from the city’s public procurement. On the basis of the EU directive on ethical public procurement, other cities such as Stuttgart, Munich, Bonn, Düsseldorf or Neuss already took similar decisions.

The decision called “Fair Town Hall” refers for example to products such as clothes, carpets, sports equipment, food and also natural stones and paving stones, and it explicitly mentions the XertifiX label in that context.