Certification Bodies

Certification Bodies

Approved Certification Bodies

Certification services for Textile Exchange standards are performed by independent, third-party certification bodies (CBs). The searchable list below shows the CBs that are currently licensed to conduct certification to Textile Exchange standards.

List of Active Certification Bodies

This list identifies current certification bodies for Textile Exchange standards. Companies interested in becoming certified should contact a certification body which works with the applicable standard in their country.

  • OCS accreditation refers to certification bodies who conduct OCS certification for first processors (cotton gins, wool scours, etc).
  • RCS accreditation refers to certification bodies who conduct RCS certification for material recyclers.
  • RDS accreditation refers to certification bodies who conduct RDS certification for waterfowl farms and slaughter sites, as well as down processors who are managing certification for farms and slaughter sites.
  • RAF accreditation refers to certification bodies who conduct certification for RWS (sheep/wool), RMS (angora goat/mohair), and RAS (alpaca) farms and farm groups.
  • GRS accreditation refers to certification bodies who conduct GRS certification for all stages in the supply chain.
  • CCS accreditation refers to certification bodies who conduct certification to the CCS, including supply chain companies (anyone not listed above) for OCS, RCS, RDS, and RAF (RWS, RMS, RAS).

When searching for your country, be sure to search for “Global” as well as the name of your country. Some certification bodies are accredited to work globally. ***Due to a limitation of the search function, a search for a specific country name will not list all CBs with “Global” geographic scopes. To see a list of all CBs who work globally, please enter “Global” in the “geographic scope” search field.

For certification bodies: Please see ASR-101 Accreditation and Certification Procedures for further details on the requirements and applicability of CB accreditation. If you still have questions, please feel free to reach out to us via the contact page.

Accreditation

Certification bodies undergo an accreditation process with an authorized accreditation body (AB) and sign a licensing agreement with Textile Exchange. In some cases, Textile Exchange will grant a limited license for a certification body to conduct certification before the accreditation process is complete. Certification bodies may work globally or may be limited to specific countries.

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