GOTS 2013 annual report released
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GOTS has published their annual report documenting the development, implementation, verification, and promotion of GOTS in 2013. In particular, it highlights the work of its representatives based around the world. In 2013, the GOTS 4.0 Multi Stakeholder Revision Process was successfully completed. The number of facilities certified to GOTS in 62 countries worldwide increased slightly - headed by Europe - to a total of 3.085. 17 certification bodies were entitled to provide independent third party GOTS certification.
GOTS successfully continued certifier training seminars with a focus on social compliance. The GOTS logo is a registered trademark in about 80 relevant countries. Seven regional Representatives worldwide promoted GOTS as an instrument for (economic) development cooperation and environmental protection. The Cottoned On Infographic was released (picture), demonstrating that only GOTS certification ensures environmental and socially responible processing up to the finished product.
GOTS continued partnerships with leading trade fairs: Messe Frankfurt in China, Germany and France, Messe München, BioFach India and Japan. In Germany GOTS intensified efforts to become increasingly involved in public procurement guidelines. In China, they signed a Cooperation Agreement with the China National Textile and Apparel Council. GOTS became involved in the UK Government’s Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP). At the European level, GOTS stated its position to the EU Commission’s Expert Group on Textile Names and Labelling. The full report is available for download here: GOTS.
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