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GLOBAL ORGANIC TEXTILES STANDARD (GOTS)
Gots Certification

WHAT IS GLOBAL ORGANIC TEXTILE STANDARD (GOTS)?

With more and more people shifting to an organic and sustainable lifestyle, the demand for organic items has surged. Compelling companies to comply with certain sets of standards. In addition, companies opt for GOTS certification with respect to their social and ecological responsibility.

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) Overview

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is an internationally recognized organic textile standard. Unlike many organic certifications for organic textiles, Gots certification not only avoids harmful chemicals in the production but also ensures the same throughout the GOTS supply chain.

The GOTS standard streamlines the requirements and ensures the organic status of textiles throughout the process.
It begins from harvesting the organic raw materials through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing to Gots labeling for credibility.

How to Get Gots Certification

⦁ No Hazardous chemicals

⦁ Sustainable energy supply

⦁ Safe working conditions

⦁ Control of the entire chain

The Type of Products GOTS can be Applied to

GOTS can be applied to products including yarns, fabrics, clothes, home textiles and many more made from Organic fibers. Please note, this standard does not set criteria for leather products.

Who can opt for GOTS?

Industries processing, manufacturing, packaging, labelling, trading and distribution of all textiles made from at least 70% certified organic natural fibers.

⦁ Textile processing, manufacturing and trading entities.

⦁ Retailers selling GOTS Goods to end consumers may also voluntarily apply to become GOTS certified.

⦁ Textile processing facilities that have processes such as ginning, spinning, weaving/knitting, dyeing & printing and stitching.

GOTS Requirements

GOTS certification requires the use of organic fibres certified by standards from IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements) family, recognized as organics international.  Use of the percentage of the organic fibre depends on the label.

Management System Requirements

⦁ Socially responsibilities

⦁ Quality Assurance System

⦁ Ecological Environment Conditions

⦁ Safe Working Conditions

⦁ International Labour Organization criteria

⦁ Toxicological criteria

Documentation Requirements

⦁ As per the processing stages performed, the policy should include procedures such as, monitor and minimize waste and discharges.

⦁ Prepare a plan for continual improvement.

⦁ Wet processing units must keep full records of the use of chemicals, energy, water consumption and wastewater treatment, including the disposal of sludge.

The On-Site Inspection for the GOTS Certification Includes

⦁ Trace the organic fiber product flow

⦁ All the inputs and accessories utilizes in the process

⦁ Verification of the water treatment system

⦁ Monitor and analyze social criteria

⦁ Implement risk assessment based residue policy

Benefits of GOTS Implementation

⦁ Gain a competitive advantage by getting access to new markets.

⦁ Gaining the trust of customers and

vendors in the products’ Organic authenticity.

⦁ Entities that receive a Gots scope certificate are free to advertise their certified status on the market.

⦁ Become listed in the GOTS public database on the website.

⦁ Prepare the company to perform the best under the stringent regulatory climate.

⦁ Processors and manufacturers that receive a GOTS certificate of compliance are authorized to accept orders for GOTS compliant processing/manufacturing in their certified scope.

⦁ Certified exporters, as well as traders, are authorized to trade GOTS textile products that belong to the scope of their granted certification.

⦁ Credibility through dual quality assurance, onsite inspection and product testing.

⦁ Risk reduction through strict and extensive social and environmental criteria

GOTS Certification Bodies in Pakistan

⦁ GCL International Ltd.

⦁ ALGI Pakistan.

At Team Certifications, we provide GOTS training and implementation services and help you achieve international recognition and credibility along with gaining a competitive advantage. For complete assistance in GOTS certification consulting, training and implementation, contact our expert now.

Who can apply for Gots certification

Industries processing, manufacturing, packaging, labelling, trading and distribution of all textiles made from at least 70% certified organic natural fibers.

⦁ Textile processing, manufacturing and trading entities.

⦁ Retailers selling GOTS Goods to end consumers may also voluntarily apply to become GOTS certified.

⦁ Textile processing facilities that have processes such as ginning, spinning, weaving/knitting, dyeing & printing and stitching.

GOTS Certification Requirements

GOTS certification requires the use of organic fibres certified by standards from IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements) family, recognized as organics international.  Use of the percentage of the organic fibre depends on the label.

Management System Requirements

⦁ Socially responsibilities

⦁ Quality Assurance System

⦁ Ecological Environment Conditions

⦁ Safe Working Conditions

⦁ International Labour Organization criteria

⦁ Toxicological criteria

Documentation Requirements For Gots certification

⦁ As per the processing stages performed, the policy should include procedures such as, monitor and minimize waste and discharges.

⦁ Prepare a GOTS production plan for continual improvement.

⦁ Wet processing units must keep full records of the use of chemicals, energy, water consumption and wastewater treatment, including the disposal of sludge.

The On-Site Inspection for the GOTS Certification Includes

⦁ Trace the organic fiber product flow

⦁ All the inputs and accessories utilizes in the process

⦁ Verification of the water treatment system

⦁ Monitor and analyze social criteria

⦁ Implement risk assessment based residue policy

Benefits of GOTS Implementation

⦁ Gain a competitive advantage by getting access to new markets.

⦁ Gaining the trust of customers and

vendors in the products’ Organic authenticity.

⦁ Entities that receive a Gots scope certificate are free to advertise their certified status on the market.

⦁ Become listed Gots certified in the GOTS public database on the website.

⦁ Prepare the company to perform the best under the stringent regulatory climate.

⦁ Processors and manufacturers that receive a GOTS certificate of compliance are authorized to accept orders for GOTS compliant processing/manufacturing in their certified scope.

⦁ GOTS Certified exporters, as well as traders, are authorized to trade GOTS textile products that belong to the scope of their granted certification.

⦁ Credibility through dual quality assurance, onsite inspection and product testing.

⦁ Risk reduction through strict and extensive social and environmental criteria

GOTS Certification Bodies in Pakistan

At Team Certifications, we provide GOTS training and implementation services and help you achieve international recognition and credibility along with gaining a competitive advantage. For complete assistance in GOTS certification consulting, training, and implementation, contact our expert now.

Here you can see the complete list of approved Gots certification bodies authorized to conduct Gots audit and issue the Gots or Ocs certificate.

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