ChainPoint develops Centralized Database Systems for responsible textile supply chains

By Alexander Ellebrecht | September 30, 2019

ChainPoint is proud to announce the development of Centralized Database Systems (CDS), for our customers Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and Textile Exchange. Developed in partnership between the two organizations, the CDS instance of each organisation integrates scope certificates, transaction certificates, and volume reconciliation of organic materials. Those include the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and Textile Exchange’s Organic Content Standard (OCS) as well as other preferred fibers and materials using Textile Exchange’s Content Claim Standard (CCS), Recycled Claim Standard (RCS), Global Recycled Standard (GRS), Responsible Down Standard (RDS) and Responsible Wool Standard (RWS). 

By creating one common source of verification and reconciliation, the CDS will: 

  • Increase efficiency, traceability and transparency 
  • Prevent duplication of certification 
  • Provide greater access to data for monitoring, evaluation and continuous improvement
  • Provide accurate, up-to-date public data for authentication and sourcing

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"GOTS is not only pleased that having all its operations centralised through the new system will allow faster traceability and strengthened integrity but also for the possibility to provide impact measurement parameters related to our supply chain operators.  We are happy to work with ChainPoint on this project". 

Rahul Bhajekar, Managing Director

"Textile Exchange is excited to run the Central Database System on the experience with others standards organizations and with the apparel and textile sector.  We’re able to ask them “How have others done this?” and learn about real-world examples that we can apply to our project.’’ 

Ryan Young, Senior Director - Special Projects 

 About GOTS: 

GOTS is the stringent voluntary global standard for the entire post-harvest processing (including spinning, knitting, weaving, dyeing and manufacturing) of apparel and home textiles made with certified organic fibre (such as organic cotton and organic wool), and includes both environmental and social criteria. GOTS was developed by leading international standard setters - Organic Trade Association (U.S.), Japan Organic Cotton Association, International Association Natural Textile Industry (Germany), and Soil Association (UK) to define globally-recognised requirements that ensure the organic status of textiles, from field to finished product. GOTS is a non-profit organisation which is self-financed.

About Textile Exchange 

Textile Exchange is a global nonprofit that creates leaders in the sustainable fiber and materials industry. The organization manages and promotes a suite of leading industry standards, as well as, collects and publishes critical industry data and insights that enable brands and retailers to measure, manage and track their use of preferred fiber and materials. With more than 350 members who represent leading brands, retailers and suppliers, Textile Exchange meaningfully accelerates the use of preferred fibers and increases the adoption of standards and certifications across the global textile industry.  

Textile Sustainability Conference 

The current CDS developments will be presented at Textile Exchange’s 2019 Textile Sustainability Conference. Registration for the conference is open now.  

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