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Advisory Council, Management and Standards Committee

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GOTS Advisory Council

The Advisory Council is the decisive committee for all relevant organizational, structural and political issues of the Global Organic Textile Standard. It is being set up by the founding organizations jointly.

l Gabriele Kolompar,
International Association Natural Textile Industry

 Watanabe Chieko Watanabe,
Japan Organic Cotton Association

Monique Marez 

Monique Marez,
Organic Trade Association

Chris Bass Lake Chris Atkinson,
Soil Association,
Head of Standards


Management of the Global Standard Non-Profit GmbH

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Rahul Bhajekar
Managing Director;
Global Standard Non-Profit GmbH
Coordinator Standards Committee and
Certifiers Council
In charge of standards development,
implementation and quality assurance

Claudia Kersten,
Managing Director;
Global Standard Non-Profit GmbH

In charge of formulating and implementing
the strategic marketing plan, coordination
of GOTS Representatives worldwide and Finance


Herbert Ladwig,
Policy and Legal Advisor

Global Standard Non-Profit GmbH

GOTS Standards Committee

The Standards Committee is in charge of generating proposals for revisions of the standard and conducting the multi stakeholder revision process, issuing interpretation documents, developing the quality assurance system and to supervising its implementation. Members are appointed jointly by the founding organization. The Committee is coordinated by the Director Standards Development and Quality Assurance, Rahul Bhajekar.

Gwendolyn Wyard,
Organic Trade Association, 
Vice President of Regulatory & Technical Affairs
MarkusKrueger-IVN Markus Krueger,
International Association Natural Textile Industry,
Coordinator of IVN Standard Committee
Kazuhiko Mori,
Japan Organic Cotton Association,
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Sarah Compson 

Soil Association, Standards Project Manager

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 Elizabeth Bennett

Assistant Professor of International Affairs
Director of the Political Economy Program
Lewis & Clark College, Portland OR

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Jan Furstenborg,
Social Expert, Member of GSCP and SAI (SA8000) Boards

Rahul 2 Rahul Bhajekar,
Managing Director;
Global Standard Non-Profit GmbH

Coordinator of the Standards Committee