Guide to Sustainable, Ethical and Circular certifications you can trust

Selection of the most relevant and trustworthy sustainable certifications

Cradle to cradle

Global recycled standard (GRS)

  • Recycled fibres in textile products.
  • The content of recycled metal in metal products.
  • The content of recycled plastic in plastic products.

EcoCert

B Corp

  1. Purpose: commit to creating public benefit and sustainable value in addition to generating profit. This sustainability is an integral part of their value proposition.
  2. Accountability: commit to considering the company’s impact on society and the environment in order to create long-term sustainable value for all stakeholders.
  3. Transparency: report, in most states annually and using a third party standard, to show their progress towards achieving social and environmental impact to their shareholders and in most cases the wider public.

Oeko-Tex

Forest Stewardship Standard FSC wood

  • FSC 100%, which means all materials are made from FSC certified wood,
  • FSC recycled all of the product is made from recycled wood,
  • FSC mixed meaning its both a combination of recycled and virgin FSC wood.

Global Organic Textiles Standard (GOTS)

Fairtrade Certified Cotton

Responsible Wool Standard

  1. The Five Freedoms of sheep are protected, referencing standards and best practices around the world
  2. Progressive methods of land management are practised on RWS farms, protecting soil health, biodiversity and native species
  3. Social welfare, working conditions, and health and safety of workers are addressed
  4. It ensures the identity of the RWS wool is maintained at all times: from the farm to the final product.
  5. A professional, third-party certification body audits each stage in the supply chain.

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