GOTS recognises that Certified Entities may need to change their Certification Body (CB) or migrate to another CB for a number of reasons. This section gives a link to the GOTS Policy for Change of Certifiers.
Certified Entities may have to change their Certification Body for reasons such as
GOTS has defined a Policy for Change or Migration of Certifier, currently in version 1.0 (released 11 June 2018) and available for download here.
Global Standard gGmbH (GOTS) acknowledges that several independent individuals or companies have been offering expert consultancy services to the textile industry to achieve Certification to GOTS for textile operations or receive approval for chemical inputs in producing and consuming regions around the world.
GOTS also acknowledges the fact that there is a need that such individuals or companies are vetted and approved by GOTS in order that they disseminate correct knowledge to the textile industry. GOTS has therefore formulated a policy to the end that the industry will receive correct and accurate knowledge about the requirements of the Standard and the processes and procedures necessary to be followed within the operations of a GOTS certified entity.
This policy covers approval of formal consultancy services imparted to prospective or existing GOTS Certified Entities or operators, Chemical Suppliers, Brands and Retailers at their request. Approvals will be granted to individuals only upon evaluation of a formal application to the GOTS Management through a specific application and payment of necessary application fees. On successful completion of assessment, the consultant will be formally required to sign a contract with GOTS as part of the approval process.
GOTS Approved Consultants will be listed on the GOTS website and will have limited leave to use the trademarked GOTS logo.
Detailed terms and conditions of the application, approval thereof, conduct thereafter and logo use are contained in the downloadable GOTS Policy for Approved Consultants, latest version.
The application form may be downloaded from this link.
Le GOTS Groupe de Travail International et Textile Exchange (TE) ont développé, dans le cadre d'une initiative commune, des politiques harmonisées et des modèles de certificats de transaction et de conformité.