The GRS is an international, voluntary, full product standard that sets out requirements for third-party certification of recycled content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices and chemical restrictions.
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibers through covering social, chemical and environmental requirements in every stage of processing units.
Responsible Mohair Standard (RMS - Supply Chain Certification)
The Responsible Mohair Standard is a voluntary standard that addresses the welfare of goats and the land they graze on. The RMS requires all sites to be certified, beginning with the mohair farmers and through to the seller in the final business to business transaction.
The Responsible Wool Standard is a voluntary standard that addresses the welfare of sheep and the land they graze on. The RWS requires all sites to be certified, beginning with the wool farmers and through to the seller in the final business to business transaction.
Responsible Down Standard (RDS - Supply Chain Certification)
The Responsible Down Standard is an independent, voluntary global standard, which means that companies can choose to certify their products to the RDS, even if there is no legislation requiring them to do so.
Programme For The Endorsement Of Forest Certification (PEFC)
PEFC, the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification – PEFC, is a leading global alliance of national forest certification systems. As an international non-profit, non-governmental organization, PEFC is dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management through independent third-party certification. GCL is accredited for providing the PEFC Chain of Custody certification.
The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests. Since its foundation in 1994, FSC has grown to become the world’s most respected and widespread forest certification system.
FSC’s pioneering certification system, which now covers more than 200 million hectares of forest, enables businesses and consumers to choose wood, paper, and other forest products made with materials that support responsible forestry.
Under the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR), any food, seed, or animal feed that is labelled organic is regulated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Under Part 13 of the SFCR, products must be certified as organic according to the Canadian Organic Standards.
The ZDHC Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (ZDHC MRSL) is a list of chemical substances banned from intentional use in textile, leather and footwear manufacturing (except metallic trims). Using chemical formulations that meet the requirements of (conform to) ZDHC MRSL allows suppliers to assure both their customers, and themselves, that banned chemical substances are not intentionally used during production and manufacturing processes. See ZDHC MRSL at -mrsl.roadmaptozero.com