GRS Audit


The GRS Certificate (Global Recycle Standard) covers the processing, production, packaging, labeling and distribution of all products containing recyclable materials. It has been translated into our language as the Global Recycling Standard. It was mainly developed by Control Union in 2008 and ownership moved to Textile Exchange on 1 January 2011. GRS is an international and voluntary product standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of recycled ingredients, chain of custody, social and environmental practices, and chemical restrictions.

GRS reduces or eliminates the damage caused by the production of recycled materials. Its goal is to define requirements to ensure accurate content claims and good working conditions and to minimize harmful environmental and chemical impacts. These requirements cover companies dealing with ginning, spinning, weaving, knitting, dyeing and printing and sewing in more than 50 countries.

In summary, the objectives of GRS can be listed as follows;

Alignment of definitions in more than one application,
• Monitoring and tracking recycled input materials,
Informed decisions to customers (both brands and consumers),
• To reduce the harmful effects of production on people and the environment,
• To encourage innovation in addressing quality issues in recycled use.

The standard can be applied to companies that produce or trade recycled products, final or intermediate products. It covers all products that contain at least 20% recycled material. Its application area is not limited to textile products, but it is very wide, especially products such as paper, packaging, glass, plastic. The standard is designed to meet the needs of companies wishing to verify their recycled content and responsible social, environmental and chemical practices in their production.

“It would be beneficial for a company to have a certificate of an international standard. In accordance with international standards; production, distribution, storage, packaging, etc. companies that show that they carry out activities can gain international reputation, prestige and reliability. As EKOL Certification Body, we offer GRS Service that will bring prestige to your company. You can contact us for support and detailed information. "

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