GRS – Global Recycled Standard

The GRS is an international, voluntary, full product standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of recycled content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices and chemical restrictions. Control Union Certifications BV is accredited by SLAB for this scheme under registration nr. CP 004-01.

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GRS – Global Recycle Standard
    Global Recycled Standard

    About the standard

    The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) was originally developed by Control Union Certifications in 2008 and ownership was passed to the Textile Exchange on 1 January 2011. The GRS is intended to meet the needs of companies looking to verify the recycled content of their products (both finished and intermediate) and to verify responsible social, environmental and chemical practices in their production.

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    The objectives of the GRS are to define requirements to ensure accurate content claims and good working conditions, and that harmful environmental and chemical impacts are minimised. This includes companies in ginning, spinning, weaving and knitting, dyeing and printing and stitching in more than 50 countries. Control Union Certifications BV is accredited by SLAB for this scheme under registration nr. CP 004-01.

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    Global Recycled Standard

    How you benefit

    The benefits of getting certified by Control Union

    Through third-party verification, we motivate your (quality) claim independently towards your clients. Furthermore, traceability and contamination risks can be managed better by certifying your management system and/or your product.

    With 200+ certification programs, we are able to conduct combination audits saving time and expenses for our customers.

    As a result, you will benefit from a ‘front runner’ position in the eyes of investors, rating agencies and other analysts and have an improved stakeholder communication.

    Our network of offices in more than 80 countries allows us to make certification more efficient and cost-effective, while upholding the same stringent professional auditing and certification procedures.

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    Do you have any questions, are you looking for a certain service or do you want to apply for a textile certification program? Contact us now so we can help you!