Public Consultation on Approach to Volume Reconciliation

Introduction

Textile Exchange is looking for feedback on its Draft Policy for Alternative Volume Reconciliation. 

The feedback period will be held from December 2, 2021 to January 15, 2022. 

You can review the draft policy here and share your feedback via this site. 

History

Textile Exchange’s Content Claim Standard (CCS) relies on batch-level segregation of certified products, for both 100% certified content and blended products. Following feedback during the most recent revision of the Content Claim Standard, Textile Exchange a pilot project to explore the possibility of allowing the use of site-level mass balance to account for chemical recycling processes within the CCS. The pilot criteria were created based on best practices and upon review of other certification systems.   

In the pilot project, Textile Exchange limited the scope to RCS, GRS, and CCS claims. Textile Exchange did not consider RDS, RAF, and OCS claims. The pilot ran from January 2021 to March 2021 with three participants. 

The CCS 3.0 was released with an effective date of July 1, 2021, with the hope to release the mass balance policy shortly thereafter. We heard a lot of feedback on the first draft of CCS-105-V1.0 Alternative Volume Reconciliation which highlighted fairly quickly that more research and guidance would be needed to implement this system. We have since pulled new learnings into a revised policy, accompanied by an issue paper and are now looking for stakeholder feedback.