Standards in Development

Global Recycled Standard, version 3

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 Thank you for participating in the GRS v3 Stakeholder Review.

Summary of the Global Recycled Standard Revision Process

  • 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

Global Recycled Standard v3 Draft - December 19, 2013

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 form to before February 20.