Intertek, a leading total quality assurance provider to industries worldwide, has been accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board as an approved certification body for the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), says a press release.
GOTS is the world’s leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres.
- In a statement, Intertek announced that it has been accredited for GOTS to certify in three scopes: Mechanical textile processing and manufacturing operations and their products
- Wet processing and finishing operations and their products
- Trading operations and related products
Customers using Intertek for GOTS certifications and for Textile Exchange certifications (GRS, RCS, OCS) will also have access to Intertek SourceClear.
SourceClear brings visibility and traceability in supply chain relationships together with independent validation of product sustainability claims such as recycled content, organic materials, good environmental and social practices where products are manufactured and accurate labelling of products is done.
Calin Moldovean, Intertek President of Business Assurance and Food Services said, “With consumers making decisions based on brands’ sustainability goals, it is important that companies can show their customers the choices they make across their supply chain.”
“We are proud to expand on our other Textile Exchange accreditations for sustainable material claims and to now provide GOTS certification and SourceClear to our customers, enabling greater traceability across the supply chain so that our customers can demonstrate their sustainability commitments with total confidence, while helping conscious consumers make better-informed product choices towards a more sustainable future,” Moldovean added.
Intertek has a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices in over 100 countries, and delivers innovative and bespoke assurance, testing, inspection and certification solutions for customers’ operations and supply chains.