An International Working Group (IWG) of certification bodies has been created to own the development of the revised standard. The GRS IWG members are: Control Union, ICEA, IMO, Intertek, and SCS Global Services. The first Stakeholder Review of the GRS v3 is currently underway. Please download a copy of the standard and the GRS Prohibited Substance List. After reviewing the standard, please download and fill out the GRS Feedback Form and submit your comments before February 20 to Integrity@TextileExchange.org. Thank you for participating in the GRS v3 Stakeholder Review.
First stakeholder review period: December 19 to February 20
Second stakeholder review period: February 25 to March 26
Release of final GRS v3: tentatively March 31
The draft is the most recent version of the standard, including comments, questions, and issues still to be resolved. It should be treated as a draft, and should not be used as a standard or cited in any way.
Please submit the completed Feedback Form to Integrity@TextileExchange.org before February 20.
The GRS is intended for companies that are making and/or selling products with recycled content. The standard applies to the full supply chain and addresses traceability, environmental principles, social requirements, and labeling. Developed with the textile industry in mind, the GRS may also be applied to products from any industry.
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Companies Certified to the Global Recycled Standard (pdf)
If you would like your products to be certified to the GRS standard, contact a certification body currently certifying to the standard and they will direct you through the process.
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