Why do we do GRS
Anzhi Textile has passed the global recycling standard for textile and apparel
1. The GRS verification system is based on integrity and includes five major requirements: Traceability, Environmental, Social, Label and General.
2. 1 Traceability
If you want to apply for recycled textile verification services, you must comply with the principle of traceability. Regardless of internal recycling of waste or externally purchased raw materials, it must be checked by the provisions of cargo transportation, cargo source list, quality control and general management, and then systematically calculate the recycled and recycled fibers contained in the product. Percentage of recycled fiber.
(1) Cargo transportation
The raw materials that enter the GRS system or are transported between suppliers applying for GRS verification must not be mixed with foreign objects. The company applying for verification needs to provide cargo transportation documents (such as ocean bills of lading). The transportation documents need to include the source of the waste, the certified company, the name and address of the shipping company (or receiving company), the name and quantity (or volume) of the goods And other information.
(2) List of sources of goods
UC needs to review the list of sources of goods provided by the supplier to prove that the raw materials comply with the GRS. If the goods have passed the recycling (environmental protection) certification of a credible government or an independent third-party certification body, they can be exempted from audits. At present, the credible government agency refers to the Taiwanese governmental program on recycling (Greenmark) of the Environmental Development Foundation of Taiwan, China, and the independent third-party agency refers to the environmental certification of the US scientific certification system ( Scientific Certification Systems Recycled Content Certification, referred to as SCS Recycled), and certification of other institutions must first obtain the permission of UC.
3. Quality control and general management
Companies applying for verification must ensure that UC auditors can track the sources, attributes, and quantities of all recycled fiber materials, products, internal wastes, etc., and must keep all records of the attributes, quantities, sources and quantities of products received and sent out. The destination (including the buyer's name, address, and delivery date) documents.
The verification company needs to provide a plan indicating the production process, hazards and production flow diagrams of recycled textiles, and establish and use a set of procedures that can track and verify the quality of all raw materials, semi-finished products and finished products before, during and after processing Guarantee system. Suppliers must always check the means of transporting goods to ensure that the means of transport are clean.
4. Calculation of the percentage of recycled fiber
The percentage of recycled fiber is calculated by the system. To obtain GRS certification, at least 5% (volume or mass) of the raw materials of the product must be recycled fiber and be 100% pollution-free. Recycled fiber should also indicate the proportion of unused (Pre-consumer) or post-consumer (Post-Consumer).
5.2 Environmental protection (Environmental)
Companies applying for verification should formulate environmental policies, train employees to use and treat waste water and chemical manuals, clarify the minimum procedures for waste and waste water pollution, and save all the chemicals used, energy, water volume, and waste water treatment (including discharged waste water )record of. The discharge of wastewater that has not been properly treated by the company or the government sewage treatment department is prohibited. The wastewater should not contain any impurities, and the temperature should be lower than 40. If the pH value of the wastewater is <6 or pH> 9, it should be neutralized. , Until the pH value reaches 6-9.
Benefits of GRS certification:
1. Global recognition makes it easier to enter the international arena
2. There is a standard recycling material content label
3. Have the opportunity to be included in the purchasing list of international buyers and world famous companies
4. Enhance the market competitiveness of the company's "green" and "environmental protection"
5. Strengthen corporate brand awareness