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Bureau Veritas Accredited by Textile Exchange for Global Recycled Standard (GRS) and Content Claim Standard (CCS) in China

Jan. 6 2022

The Content Claim Standard (CCS) allows Bureau Veritas to certify sites other than first processors against all Textile Exchange standards

Bureau Veritas has announced they have expanded their accreditation by Textile Exchange (TE) and can provide certification services in China against key schemes including Global Recycled Standard (GRS), Recycled Claim Standard (RCS) and Organic Content Standard (OCS). Bureau Veritas services scope covers the whole supply chain, excluding the first batch of processors (from farms to ginners). Each site can be certified by an independent third-party certification body through annual review.

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Global Recycled Standard (GRS) is an international, voluntary, full product standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of recycled content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices, and chemical restrictions. The goal of the GRS is to increase the use of recycled materials in products and reduce/eliminate the harm caused by its production.

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Recycled Claim Standard (RCS) is an international, voluntary standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of recycled input and chain of custody. The goal of the RCS is to increase the use of recycled materials.

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Organic Content Standard (OCS) is an international, voluntary standard that provides the chain of custody verification for materials originating on a farm certified to recognized organic standards. The standard is used to verify organically grown raw materials from the farm to the final product. The goal of the OCS is to increase organic agriculture production.

Through its Content Claim Standard (CCS) accreditation, Bureau Veritas can offer certification against all Textile Exchange standards including Responsible Wool Standard (RWS), Responsible Mohair Standard (RMS), Responsible Down Standard (RDS), and Responsible Alpaca Standard (RAS)

Sustainability becomes possible when production waste can be converted to recycle materials, achieving material reuse 'closed loop'.

As well as Textile Exchange Recycling/Organic Claim Services, Bureau Veritas is a global leader in sustainability solutions offering a wide range of audits (social compliance, chemical management, environment and security), energy diagnosis, product life cycle assessment and organization carbon footprint verification.

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