MATERIAL TRACEABILITY TESTING SOLUTIONS
Traceability provides a basis for establishing credible sustainability, quality or origin claims and attributing them to end products. This can be to validate material origin or cotton type. With our forensic science & data solution, we can pinpoint the exact source of any organic material, and whether it originates from ethical sources, or not.
WHY IT MATTERS?
Regulatory Compliance. With the regulators uphold the rules to verify the origin of the products, retailers and brands need to provide the evidence to prove the source of their commodities.
Material Integrity. With the complexity of supply chains in the textile industry, there is a significant risk of blending and substitution of material types – it can be a challenge to validate the authenticity of a products source material
Material Origin. 43% of people say origin matters when deciding what brands they like and support in 2022 up from 35% in 2021*
*Source: Environmental Leader 2022
BV provides a wide range of product traceability and testing solutions to meet the demand of the regulators and your ESG requirements. We provide two types of cotton traceability testing.
1. MATERIAL ORIGIN TESTING
Our team collects genuine samples of the product for analysis. Following analysis, our specialists create a profile of the genuine product representing its 'origin fingerprint’.
These unique origin fingerprints are stored in the Oritain database and cannot be tampered with, replicated or destroyed. This origin fingerprint is used to test your products throughout the supply chain and scientifically verify if the product is consistent with its claimed origin.
2. COTTON AUTHENTICITY TESTING
Bureau Veritas Cotton Identification & Authenticity Testing Service uses exclusive DNA technology developed to conclusively identify Egyptian Cotton, Pima Cotton, Upland Cotton, and blends. This testing can be done on cotton and cotton products at any stage of production. Our testing methodologies involve with the Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and DNA Sequencing.
We have an exclusive alliance with our partner laboratory in Egypt, a facility that is highly regarded within the industry. Our internal DNA extraction method has received accreditations and endorsements from several official bodies, including:
Exclusive partnership with our Origin and Authenticity Labs for many years
Worldwide database for Cotton Origin
Work with World Leading Retailers & Brands
Access to Digital Traceability Platform as well as Traceability Audits & Inspections
Bureau Veritas - Your Sustainability and Product Traceability Partner
Bureau Veritas has long partnered with different industry stakeholders to assist in product quality and compliance. Our comprehensive product testing and traceability solutions can improve transparency and meet regulatory compliance.