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The Global Recycled Standard is recognised by the Green Button

We are pleased that companies can now provide proof of compliance with the Green Button product requirements by means of another credible label. After thorough examination, a team of experts concluded that the Global Recycled Standard (GRS) of the globally active non-profit organisation “Textile Exchange“ fulfils the product requirements of the Green Button with one exception.

GRS fulfils the criteria of environmental sustainability only in combination with a simultaneous certification of the end-product according to Oeko-Tex Standard 100. Furthermore, GRS is recognised as official proof of the Green Button criteria for social sustainability.

The basic prerequisite for the recognition of GRS was also the fulfilment of the Green Button requirements for the recognition of certification labels. In this context, the label must be classified as credible. This means, for example, that the process of standard setting must be public, the (financial) structure must be transparent and a review of the standard must take place regularly and independently.