After a careful review process with the GRS International Working Group, version 3 is released. The desired effect of the GRS is to provide brands with a tool for more accurate labeling, to encourage innovation in the use of reclaimed materials, to establish more transparency in the supply chain, and to provide better information to consumers.
The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) v3 was revised by the GRS International Working Group. These are significant changes, and will likely affect operations of a certified site. For more information about your company's transition, contact your CB.
The International Working Group was composed of representatives from five certification bodies: Control Union, ICEA, IMO, Intertek, and SCS Global Services. The group dedicated many hours of their time and expertise into the revision of the standard. An additional group of stakeholders reviewed the standard and provided valuable feedback in two separate public reviews prior to the release of the standard. The members of the International Working Group are exclusively open to apply for accreditation to the standard for a period of six months, after which time, all CBs may apply. For more information, send an email to Integrity@TextileExchange.org.
Are you looking for a supplier certified to the GRS? We have recently updated our format to include a list of available products. Please note that this information is not available for all companies.
Companies Certified to the Global Recycled Standard (pdf)
If you would like your products to be certified to the GRS, v2.1 standard, contact a certification body currently certifying to the standard and they will direct you through the process.