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Der Standard

Zuletzt aktualisiert am Montag, 06. Mai 2013 11:37

Der Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) ist als weltweit führender Standard für die Verarbeitung von Textilien aus biologisch erzeugten Naturfasern anerkannt. Auf hohem Niveau definiert er umwelttechnische Anforderungen entlang der gesamten textilen Produktionskette und fordert gleichzeitig die Einhaltung von Sozialkriterien.

Allgemeine Beschreibung

Zuletzt aktualisiert am Montag, 31. Oktober 2016 15:14

Nur Textilprodukte, die mindestens aus 70% biologisch erzeugten Naturfasern bestehen, können gemäß GOTS zertifiziert werden. Alle eingesetzten chemischen Zusätze, wie z. B. Farbstoffe und Hilfsmittel, müssen bestimmte umweltrelevante und toxikologische Kriterien erfüllen. Auch für die Verwendung von Accessoires gelten entsprechende Anforderungen. Eine funktionelle Abwasserkläranlage ist für alle Betriebsstätte, die im Bereich Nassveredlung tätig sind, vorgeschrieben. Alle Verarbeitungsbetriebe müssen soziale Mindestkriterien erfüllen. Die wichtigsten Kriterien des GOTS, seines Qualitätssicherungssystems und die Grundsätze des Revisionsverfahrens sind im folgenden Abschnitt zusammengefasst. 

Weiterlesen: Allgemeine Beschreibung

Manual für die Umsetzung des GOTS

Zuletzt aktualisiert am Mittwoch, 10. Dezember 2014 19:54

Das Manual für die Umsetzung des GOTS wurde vom Technischen Ausschuss entwickelt und bietet Interpretationshilfen zu den einzelnen GOTS-Kriterien und dem damit verbundenen Qualitätssicherungssystem.

Weiterlesen: Manual für die Umsetzung des GOTS

Revisionsverfahren

Zuletzt aktualisiert am Montag, 12. Oktober 2015 10:51

Hier wird das auf einer Stakeholderbeteiligung basierende Revisionsverfahren zur Erarbeitung der GOTS Version 4.0 vorgestellt. 

Weiterlesen: Revisionsverfahren

GOTS Monitor (Water/Energy)

Zuletzt aktualisiert am Donnerstag, 31. Juli 2014 13:06
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GOTS Licensees can register for a complementary download of GOTS Monitor here

Consumption of water and energy are most important aspects in sustainability considerations for textile processors and manufacturers. As part of the environmental management criteria (chapter 2.4.10) GOTS requires that - among other information - certified entities must have available and provide:

  • data on energy and water resources and their consumption per kg of textile output
  • target goals and procedures to reduce energy and water consumption per kg of textile output

GOTS Monitor (Water/Energy) aims at supporting certified entities to approach and comply with these requirements.

The main functions of GOTS Monitor (Water/Energy) are to:

  • allow an easy data collection on energy and water consumption (per kg of textile output)
  • provide realistic factory-specific benchmark values for these parameters (specifically for wet processing activities)

The user will be supported in setting and monitoring realistic improvement targets regarding the progress in the reduction of his water and energy consumption. Effects will be visible in both environmental terms to fulfil the GOTS Standard requirements and in monetary terms for the business case of sustainability.

Certified entities can register for a complementary download of GOTS Monitor here. After completing the order form they will receive information by email with all instructions how to download, install and use GOTS Monitor.

Click here to proceed to download of GOTS Monitor

[Minimum system requirements: Windows XP SP3 or newer (Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 or Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2011, 2012). Minimum free space required on disk is 500MB and RAM of at least 1GB]

 

Implementation Manual GOTS 5.0

Zuletzt aktualisiert am Mittwoch, 01. März 2017 13:04
The Manual for Implementation is a tool developed by the Standards Committee to provide interpretation advice on specific GOTS criteria and the related quality assurance system.

GOTS latest Version 5.0

Zuletzt aktualisiert am Mittwoch, 01. März 2017 13:30
The latest version 5.0 of the Global Organic Textile Standard and the corresponding Implementation Manual version 5.0 is available for download in this section.  
Also a summary of changes between Versions 4.0 and 5.0 is available.
 
GOTS Version 5.0 was released on 1 March 2017.

The new version is a result of a comprehensive stakeholder input process in which various organizations with expertise in organic production, textile processing and social criteria participated. It follows the overall approach of GOTS to define high level verifiable environmental criteria throughout the entire processing chain of apparel and home textiles (including spinning, knitting, weaving, wet processing, manufacturing, and trading) made from a minimum of 70% certified organic fibres and requiring social criteria while still providing for a practical set of requirements that is technically achievable even in large scale industrial textile production and for mass market brands and retailers in order to achieve a considerable environmental and social impact in the textile industry.

The implementation deadline for GOTS certified entities to fully comply with Version 5.0 is 1 March 2018.

The GOTS Version 5.0 is available for download in PDF format here :

GOTS Version 5.0.pdf

Translations of GOTS Version 5.0 will be progressively made available in different languages in our downloads section.  The English language Standard will remain the primary operative and decisive document in cases of any variance in translation.

 

Implementation Manual version 5.0 for GOTS

The Standards Committee of GOTS has also released version 5.0 of the GOTS Implementation Manual on 1 March 2017, which may be downloaded here :

GOTS_Implementation_Manual_5.0.pdf

 

Summary of changes from GOTS Version 4.0 to 5.0

A document that lists a summary of the changes from GOTS Standard Version 4.0 to GOTS Standard Version 5.0 is available for download here :

List_Of_Relevant_Changes_GOTS_Ver_5.pdf

This document provides a summary but not details of the changes should be considered only as supporting material to the Standard and Manual themselves. Binding changes are those contained in these two documents.

 

GOTS Version 4.0 is still available in our download section (languages English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish).