Global Recycle Standard (GRS), certifies products obtained from recycled materials and manufacturing activities. It values products made from recycled materials, in compliance with environmental and social criteria extended to all stages of the production chain.
The Global Recycle Standard (GRS) is promoted by Textile Exchange, one of the most important non-profit organizations promoting internationally responsible and sustainable development in the textile sector. With this standard, Textile Exchange recognizes the fundamental importance of recycling for the growth of a sustainable production and consumption model; it aims to promote the reduction of resource consumption (virgin raw materials, water and energy) and to increase the quality of recycled products.
The SRG provides for the issuance of a third-party verified environmental statement that provides evidence:
– the recycled material content of their products (both intermediate and finished)
– compliance with environmental and social criteria at all stages of the production chain.
– product composition and content of recycled materials
– maintaining traceability throughout the entire production process
– restrictions on the use of chemicals.
– Compliance with relevant environmental criteria which may cover: water supply; waste water discharge; energy recovery (use of selected waste); air pollutant emissions; waste production and management; soil and groundwater contamination; management of hazardous substances, preparations and materials; noise emissions; emergency management
– compliance with social criteria relating to workers’ rights.
The request for GRS-certified products must be made when ordering. The Royal Co. is GRS certified and the TC (Transaction Certificate for processed textile products according to the global recycled standard) issued by ICEA, the body delegated by Textile Standard for the control and monitoring of GRS traceability and compliance operations in Italy, will follow the delivery of the GRS certified product.
- B. It will not be possible to issue the TC if the GRS request has not been formulated together with the order.
The Transaction Certificate does not authorise the buyer/receiver of the goods to use the GRS logo or to refer to GRS. The rules for the labelling of GRS-certified products are outlined in the “Guide to use and claim the GRS logo” (available at http://www.GlobalRecycled.org).