GOTS Certification

Regulations Etko Documentation Inspection and Certification Procedure

STANDARD

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognised as the world's leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as well.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Only textile products that contain a minimum of 70% organic fibres can become GOTS certified. All chemical inputs such as dyestuffs and auxiliaries used must meet certain environmental and toxicological criteria. The choice of accessories is limited in accordance with ecological aspects as well. A functional waste water treatment plant is mandatory for any wet-processing unit involved and all processors must comply with minimum social criteria. The key criteria of GOTS, its quality assurance system and the principles of the review and revision procedure are summarised in this section.

 

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COSMOS published enclosed “AUDITING DURING Corona virüs SARS-CoV-2” document.   You can access the document from the attachment

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In our “TI 73 Instruction for Emergency Situation” instruction, the section “4.2.4.1 Remote / Virtual Audits” was added, which explains the path to be followed when performing Remote audits.   You can access the standard from the attachment

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