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.
Pre-Consumer Waste: Material diverted from the waste stream during the manufacturing process. Excluded is the reutilization of materials such as rework, regrind or scrap generated in a process and capable to being reclaimed within the same process.
Post-Consumer Waste: Material generated by households or by commercial, industrial and institutional facilities in their role as end-users of the product that can no longer be used for its intended purpose. This includes returns of materials from the distribution chain.
GRS v2.1 is an interim measure as we continue work on the GRS v3.
This document outlines acceptable input materials for products certified to the GRS.
This can be used to quickly understand the scope of the standard, how it is to be implemented.
GRS Webinar Presentation
Presents the GRS in detail.
Are you looking for a supplier certified to the OE standards? 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 standard, contact a certification body currently certifying to the standard and they will direct you through the process.
If you are a certifying body and would like to become accredited to certify against the GRS, please contact us and we will work with you to begin this process. Integrity@TextileExchange.org