Control Union Certifications (part of the Control Union World group) is an independent, internationally operating organisation that carries out inspections and issues certificates for sustainable production methods. CU promotes the proper designation of products which have been cultivated according to sustainable production methods by means of supervising, testing, inspecting, assessing and certifying them. To co-ordinate its operations as closely as possible with the local situation, CU has offices worldwide. It is the policy of Control Union Certifications to delegate inspection and certification activities to local CU offices with a view to reducing the costs and to improve the service. For the textile industry we offer two certifications: The Global OrganicTextile Standard (GOTS) and Organic Exchange certification.