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Textile Exchange Membership

Textile Exchange Membership - While Textile Exchange inspires and equips the world to use preferred materials in the textile value chain, being a member and supporter of Textile Exchange, helps to navigate the complicated maze of the sustainable textile industry. GSCS International Ltd., with avid fervor, has became a member to be aligned with the goal of Textile Exchange to support the organizations in adoption of preferred material in textile value chain. GSCS intends to help the world to become a better and sustainable living by means of encouraging use of preferred material.

ISO

The International Organization for Standardization is an international standard development organization composed of representatives from the national standards organizations of member countries. Membership requirements are given in Article 3 of the ISO Statutes.

ANSI National Accreditation Board

ANAB is a non-governmental organization and a wholly-owned subsidiary of American National Standards Institute, Inc. (ANSI). GSCS International is Accredited by ANAB on ISO/IEC 17065, Textile Exchange to conduct certification on GRS, RCS, OCS, RDS & RAF, GOTS, & Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification. GSCS pursues to preserve the quality in certifying the facilities to uphold its goal and mission of maintaining utmost quality assurance.

Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification

PEFC, which stands for Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, is an international non-profit organization that promotes sustainable forest management and the responsible sourcing of wood and paper products. PEFC sets standards for forest certification, ensuring that forests are managed In an environmentally and socially responsible manner. Companies that meet these standards can obtain PEFC certification for their products, which assures consumers that the wood or paper comes from sustainably managed sources.

The International Accreditation Forum (IAF)

The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) is a worldwide association of accreditation bodies and other bodies interested in conformity assessment in the fields of management systems, products, processes, services, personnel, validation and verification and other similar programmes of conformity assessment. Our primary function is to develop a single worldwide program of conformity assessment which reduces risk for businesses and their customers by assuring them that accredited certificates and validation and verification statements may be relied upon.

Global Organic Textile Standard

GOTS – Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is a voluntary worldwide standard that establishes standards for third-party certification of Organic Content, chain of custody, social and environmental norms, and chemical limits. GSCS International Ltd. has become the first-ever Bangladeshi Organization to achieve prestigious accreditation and emerge as a Certification Body of GOTS. With high-qualified and experienced auditors, GSCS nowhere to serve as CB and stand by the goal of GOTS.

Zero Plastic Ocean

The OBP Certification Program is designed to encourage the removal of Ocean Bound Plastic from the environment by adding value in effectively collecting and treating it before it reaches the ocean. OBP is an "Abandoned Plastic Waste" (microplastics, mezzo-plastics and macro-plastics), located within 50km from shores where waste management is inexistent or inefficient. When already located in a landfill or managed dump site, the plastic waste is not considered as OBP. However, when abandoned in an uncontrolled or informal dump site, this waste is considered as OBP.

Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors (APSCA)

Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors (APSCA) is an industry association exist to enhance the professionalism, consistency and credibility of the individuals and organizations performing independent social compliance audits. GSCS, prestigiously being a member audit firm of APSCA, holds 36 APSCA member auditor to conduct social compliance audits all over the world.

ZDHC

Lets Learn Chemical Safety and ZDHC Protocols with GSCS International Ltd.! ZDHC Academy provides introductory to deep-dive training on ZDHC Introduction to Chemical Management, ZDHC Top 10 Issues and Best Practices, ZDHC Wastewater Management and ZDHC CMS Technical Industrial Guide. As an Approved Training Provider of ZDHC Academy, GSCS assists in desideratum the further steps of clients to take in cure for building sustainable chemical management system. GSCS International Ltd. has been a training provider in several disciplines of sustainable manufacturing and business, as well as environmental, social, and chemical management to be in line with world’s movement in sustainable development goals.

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Developed by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, the Higg Index is a suite of tools that enables brands, retailers, and facilities of all sizes — at every stage in their sustainability journey — to accurately measure and score a company or product’s sustainability performance. GSCS International Ltd. owns four Higg Generalist Verifiers and one Higg Chemical verifier to serve the world with Higg FEM 3.0 as a SAC approved verifier and trainer body.

SEDEX

The Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex) is a web-based system and SMETA is one of the most widely used social auditing methodology of Sedex, designed to help organizations manage data on labor practices and enabling businesses to assess their sites to understand working conditions of labors in organization and supply chain. GSCS is an Affiliate Audit Company (AAC) of Sedex to conduct SMETA audits over the world with a robust team of qualified auditors.

SAC BRM

SAC BRM Higg provides a holistic picture of value chain sustainability. This helps brands and retailers create, align, and embed corporate responsibility in the sense of social aspect of working people, Management System, Product, Supply chain, Packaging, End use, Retail stores, Offices, Transportation, Distribution offices, which covers the total value chain, sustainability risks and impact of a product on a Brand level. GSCS International Ltd. has become a SAC Higg BRM Verifier Body to associate itself in the verification of core heart of the Apparel, Textile and Footwear Industry.

ASCB(E)

GSCS is ASCB(E) accredited certification body for ISO management system certification for many standards including ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 13485, ISO 50001, ISO 28000 and many more. ASCB(E) is one of the leading international accreditation bodies in the world, respected for its integrity, practicality and impartiality. ASCB belongs to the Global Accreditation Forum (GAF), an international association for accreditation, which promotes best practices in quality assurance worldwide.

GSCS is ASCB(E)

GSCS is ASCB(E) accredited certification body for ISO management system certification for many standards including ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 13485, ISO 50001, ISO 28000 and many more. ASCB(E) is one of the leading international accreditation bodies in the world, respected for its integrity, practicality and impartiality. ASCB belongs to the Global Accreditation Forum (GAF), an international association for accreditation, which promotes best practices in quality assurance worldwide.