Why is Textile Exchange moving into a unified standard system?

Initially we decided to look at opportunities to harmonize our standards across all fibers and materials to bring the benefits of efficiency to all impacted stakeholders.  This includes certified sites that may hold more than one certificate, certification bodies and auditors who need to study each standard, and for Textile Exchange staff managing the standards.  As we moved forward, our timeline synced with the opportunity to embed our key impact areas, including those related to our Climate+ goal, into the future unified standard system.