Certificate Authentication

We support licensed certification bodies by protecting the integrity of any issued scope and transaction certificates.

Scope and transaction certificates can be authenticated by the certification body who issued the certificate. Select transaction certificates can also be authenticated directly by Textile Exchange including those from certification bodies if not listed separately below. Below you can see the certificate authentication methods used by each licensed certification body. You can learn more about scope certificate and transaction certificate issuance requirements by reviewing the following policies.

AUTHORIZED CERTIFICATION BODIES

Anode Sustainability Certification Promotion Services Co., Ltd. (ASCP)

To check the authenticity of a certificate, send an email to info-te@ascpservices.com. We will respond to confirm certificate validity within two business days.

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APCER – Associação Portuguesa de Certificação (APCER)

To check the authenticity of a certificate, please contact us by email: certificates@apcer.pt

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Bureau Veritas Consumer Product Services, Inc. (Bureau Veritas)

To check the authenticity of a certificate, you have different options: (1) Scan the QR code located on the header of the first page. The original of the certificate will be opened. (2) The cryptographic signing certificate used for digitally signing all certificates issued by BVCPS can also be used for authentication. Certificate Authority: GlobalSign. Holder of the Cryptographic Signing Certificate: Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services Inc. (3) Send an email to TE-Inquiry@bureauveritas.com. You will receive a reply within two business days.

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CCPB SRL (CCPB)

To check the authenticity of a certificate, you can use the cryptographic signing certificate, held by CCPB and issued by InfoCert.

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Centre Testing International Group Co., Ltd. (CTI)

To check the authenticity of a certificate, please contact CTI by email: audit@cti-cert.com. Or please access CTI website https://www.cti-cert.com/en to validate certificates.

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CERES-CERT AG (CERES)

To check the authenticity of a scope certificate which was issued before 01.July 2023, you have two options: 1. Scan the QR code on the original document which will take you to our Easy-Cert Homepage. 2. Go directly to the Easy-Cert Homepage https://www.easy-cert.com/htm/zertifikate.htm?sprache=en and search client by name. To check the authenticity of a transaction certificate, send an email to tc-authentication@ceres-cert.de. All certificates, which have been issued after 01.July 2023 are cryptographically signed and cannot be added without breaking the CERES seal. Every client can check this directly when opening the file in Adobe reader.

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Certificação de Têxteis e de Vestuário (CTV)

To check the authenticity of a certificate, either scan the QR code which will take you to a web address to view your valid digital certificate, or open your PDF certificate in Acrobat Reader and click “Verify Signatures” to validate the electronic signature.

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Clean Globe International (Pty) Ltd. (Clean Globe)

To check the authenticity of a certificate, send an email to info@cleanglobeint.com.

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Control Union Certifications B.V. (CONTROL UNION)

To check the authenticity of RAF TCs & SCs, please contact us by email:Textile@controlunion.com . The QR code in the GRS/RCS/OCS/CCS certificate provides a link to the original document (scope certificate or transaction certificate) on a protected URL provided by Control Union. If the QR code will not return a document, this means that the scope certificate or transaction certificate does not exist anymore.

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Control Union Gozetim Ve Belgelendirme Ltd. StI. (CU TURKEY)

To check the authenticity of RAF TCs & SCs, please contact us by email:TextileTR@controlunion.com . We will respond to certificate validity within 3 business days. The QR code in the GRS/RCS/OCS/CCS certificate provides a link to the original document (scope certificate or transaction certificate) on a protected URL provided by Control Union. If the QR code will not return a document, this means that the scope certificate or transaction certificate does not exist anymore.

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CU Inspections & Certifications India Pvt. Ltd. (CU INDIA)

The QR code in the scope certificate or the transaction certificate provides a link to the original document on a protected url provided by Control Union. If the QR code will not return a document, this means that the scope certificate or the transaction certificate does not exist anymore.

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ECOCERT Greenlife SAS (Ecocert)

To check the authenticity of a certificate, send an email to certificate.authentication@ecocert.com.

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ETKO Ekolojik Tarim Kontrol Organizasyonu Ltd. Sti (ETKO)

To check the authenticity of a certificate, you have different options: (1) Send an email verify@etko.com.tr. You will receive a reply within two business days. (2) Scan the QR code located in the footer of each page. The original and last version of the certificate will be opened. The domain you see should be etko.com.tr/. If not, the certificate is forged. (3) Access the website http://www.etko.com.tr/en/customers-list to validate scope certificates. After selecting the standard on this page, you can search with the client’s name to see the original and last version of the certificate. (4) The cryptographic signing certificate used for digitally signing all certificates issued by ETKO can also be used for authentication. Certificate Authority: GlobalSign. Holder of the Cryptographic Signing Certificate: Certification Department – ETKO Ekolojik Tarım Kontrol Organizasyonu LTD STI.

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Eurofins Textile Testing Spain, S.L.U. (Eurofins)

To check the authenticity of a certificate, please send an email to: Sustainabilityspain@eurofins.com with the certificate attached.

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GCL International Ltd. (GCL)

To check the authenticity of a certificate, scan the QR code located on the top right corner. The domain you see should be https://ssl.gcl-intl.com.

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GSCI Services Pvt. Ltd. (GSCI)

To check the authenticity of a certificate, scan the QR-code. The domain you see should be www.gsciservices.com/verify_certificate/transaction- certificate for transaction certificates, and www.gsciservices.com/verify_certificate/scope-certificate for scope certificates. If the QR code points to any other website, the certificate is forged.

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GSCS International Ltd. (GSCS)

To check the authenticity of a certificate, either insert the license number and scope/transaction certificate number in the link https://gscsintl.com/certificate-check/, or scan the QR code on the first page of the certificate, which will direct you to the domain containing the certificate on GSCS Website.

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IDFL Laboratory and Institute, Inc. (IDFL)

To check the authenticity of a certificate, scan the QR code located in the lower right corner of the document. The domain you see should be the IDFL Online Services page where you can input and submit your certificate number. The number you submit needs to match the certificate exactly. After submission, the valid scope certificate will appear on your device for your verification.

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IFC Global Sertifikasyon Muayene Ve Egitim Hizmetleri Anonim Sirketi (IFC Global)

To check the authenticity of the scope certificates and transaction certificates: Please contact us by e-mail: textile@ifcglobal.com.tr We will respond within two working days regarding certificate validity. Please scan the QR code in the footer of each page to confirm the scope certificate or transaction certificate. The original and valid final version of the certificate will be opened. Make sure that the link that opens starts with https://www.ifcglobal.com.tr/en/. Otherwise, the certificate is fake. Please access our website https://www.ifcglobal.com.tr/en/ to verify scope certificates. After selecting the standard on this page, you can search by Client Name to see the original and final version of the certificate.

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Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc. (Intertek)

To check the authenticity of a Transaction Certificate, please scan the QR Code found on the certificate. Alternatively, you can send an email to sourceclear_certificate.validation@intertek.com. For Scope Certificates, please scan the QR code found on the certificate to confirm the certified company name, the certificate number, the standard, the status, and the certificate expiry date. Alternatively, you can send an email to sourceclear_certificate.validation@intertek.com.Transaction certificates issued by Intertek China can be checked using the QR code, the link http://cert.intertek.com.cn/TransactionCertificate/default.aspx?languag e=en, or by sending an e-mail to te.gi@intertek.com. Scope certificates issued by Intertek China can be checked using the QR code or any of the following links according to the scope: GRS – http://www.intertek.com.cn/GRScert; RCS – https://www.intertek.com.cn/RCScert; OCS –https://www.intertek.com.cn/OCScert.

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Istituto per la Certificazione Etica e Ambientale (ICEA)

To check the authenticity of a certificate, you can use the cryptographic signing certificate, held by ICEA and issued by InfoCert. You can verify the signature either by opening the certificate with Acrobat Reader and clicking on “Verify Signature”, or by opening the certificate with GoSign and choosing to “Verify and Check” the file. If you have the PIN code issued to the certificate owner by ICEA, you can also verify the transaction certificate here: https://icea.bio/servizi-digitali/controllo-validita-certificati-di- transazione/ (Italian); https://icea.bio/en/servizi-digitali/validity-check-of-transaction- certificate/ (English).

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KaiXin Certification (Beijing) Co., Ltd. (KCB)

To check the authenticity of a certificate, send an email to info-tex@kcb- china.com. We will respond to confirm certificate validity within two business days.

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KE'KEN Textile Testing & Certification Center (KE'KEN)

To check the authenticity of a certificate, send an email to cert- inquiry@jwif.org (you will receive a reply within two business days) or access the company website (https://certification.jwif.org/sc/). Certification information is uploaded two weeks after the issue date (scope certificates only).

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Kiwa BCS Öko-Garantie GmbH (Kiwa BCS)

To check the authenticity of a certificate, open your PDF certificate in Acrobat Reader or another PDF application and click “Verify Signatures” to validate the electronic signature.

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Organizacion Internacional Agropecuaria S.A. (OIA)

To check the authenticity of a certificate, send an email to producionanimal@oia.com.ar.

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SCS Global Services (Scientific Certification Systems Inc. dba SCS Global Services) (SCS)

To check the authenticity of a certificate, send an email to recycledcontent@scsglobalservices.com (you will receive a reply within two business days) or visit www.scsglobalservices.com/certified-green-products-guide.

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SGS International Certification Services Iberica, S.A.U. (SGS Iberica)

To check the authenticity of a certificate, send an email to es.certificados@sgs.com. You will receive a reply within two business days.

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SGS Supervise Gozetme Etud Kontrol Servisleri AS (SGS Turkey)

To check the authenticity of a certificate, please contact us by email: certificates@sgs.com or access our website https://www.sgs.com/tr-tr/verify-sgs-documents-form

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SGS-CSTC Standards Technical Services (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (SGS Shanghai aka SGS-CSTC)

To confirm the validity of a GRS or RCS certificate, please choose one of the following options: (1) Scan the QR code on the certificate and see if the GRS/RCS certificate issued by SGS shows on-screen. Each certificate will be uploaded to the QR code system two working days after it is issued; or (2) Send an email to the address CNSHA.GRS@sgs.com and we will respond within two business days.

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TUV SUD Certification and Testing (China) Co., Ltd. (TUV SUD China)

To check the authenticity of a certificate, please contact us using the email: Certification.China@tuvsud.com

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TUV Rheinland (China) Ltd. (TUV Rheinland (China)

To check the authenticity of a certificate, please visit the global certificate authentication platform Certipedia at https://www.certipedia.com/, and verify and search by certificate number, organization name, etc. You can also send an email to tuvr.certificate@chn.tuv.com. You will receive a reply within two working days.

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UL Verification Services Inc. dba UL Environment (UL Verification Services Inc.)

To check the authenticity of a certificate, reference the SPOT database or send an email to textileexchange@ul.com.

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USB Certification Denetim Gozetim ve Belgelendirme Hizmetleri Anonim Sirketi (USB Certification)

To check the authenticity of a certificate, visit https://pruva.usbcertification.com/textile/websorgulama/. Scan the QR code or use the cryptographic signing certificate issued by USB Certification. Certificate Authority: Sectigo. Holder of the Cryptographic Signing Certificate: USB Certification Denetim Gözetim ve Belgelendirme Hizmetleri Anonim Şirketi.

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FORMER AUTHORIZED CERTIFICATION BODIES

For former authorized certification bodies not listed below, please see the authenticate a transaction page https://textileexchange.org/authenticate-transaction/.

ALGI International Inc. (ALGI)

To check the authenticity of a certificate, please send an email to te.algiteam@algi.net

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NSF Certification, LLC (NSF)

To check the authenticity of a certificate, send an email to chinasustain@nsf.org.

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