Which materials will be included in the unified standard through recognition?
We are currently exploring options for recognition through partnerships with peer standards organizations for the following materials: cotton, cashmere, forest-derived inputs for MMCF, and biomaterials for biosynthetics and MMCF. Depending on the material, partnerships will take different forms. One option for recognition is that eligible raw materials from recognized standards may enter the unified standard at first processing facilities as certified inputs. For this reason, these materials are captured in the criteria under sections: 1. Organizational Management, 2. Human Rights & Livelihoods, 5. Processing Facility, and 6. Chain of Custody. This is also the point at which the CCS is applicable for tracking and handling of these materials as they pass through the supply chain.