What will this change in the system? How are we currently using the standards and where are we moving towards?
The standard system will remain the same until the new system is implemented.
During the development process, we will be moving from seven fiber & material specific standards
to a more harmonized standard system, which will have criteria applicable to different materials/feedstocks as well as supply chain tiers. The main impact areas of the unified standard
system focus on Tier 4 raw material management (e.g., cultivation and extraction of raw materials
from the earth, plants, or animals), and tier “3.5” first processing (e.g., ginning, retting, degumming, cottonizing, wool scouring, dissolving pulp, chemical/mechanical recycling).