TESTCOO Supplier Verification/Certification Service SLCP, Higg FEM, GRS, GOTS

TESTCOO/November 7, 2023

SLCP, Higg FEM, GRS, GOTS

TESTCOO Supplier Verification/Certification Service

SLCP, Higg FEM, GRS, GOTS​​​​​​​

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At TESTCOO, we currently provide comprehensive service about SLCP, HIGG FEM, GRS, GOTS, OCS, RAS, RWS, RMS, RDS, etc.

The Social & Labor Convergence Program is a new initiative designed to reduce the number of social audits in facilities and provide credible social and labor data in apparel and footwear facilities by using a Converged Assessment Framework (CAF).

​​​​​​​The SLCP data collection tool collects data on ten sections:

-Facility Profile

-Recruitment and Hiring

-Working Hours

-Wages and Benefits

-Employee Treatment

-Employee Involvement

-Health and Safety

-Termination

-Management Systems

-Above and Beyond

Higg FEM Verification

Higg FEM (The Higg Facility Environmental Module) is a sustainability assessment tool that developed by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) to offer insights for manufacturers, brands, and retailers on the environmental performance of their individual facilities, empowering them to scale their sustainability improvements.

​​​​​​​The Higg FEM measures environmental performance in seven aspects:

-Environmental Management Systems (EMS)

-Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emission

-Water Use

-Wastewater

-Emission to Air (if applicable)

-Waste Management

-Chemical Management

GRS Certification

GRS (The Global Recycled Standard) is an international, voluntary, full product standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of Recycled Content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices, and chemical restrictions.

The goal of the GRS is to increase use of Recycled materials in products and reduce/eliminate the harm caused by its production.

The Global Recycled Standard is intended for use with any product that contains at least 20% Recycled Material. Each stage of production is required to be certified, beginning at the recycling stage and ending at the last seller in the final business-to-business transaction.

GOTS (The Global Organic Textile Standard) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fiber. From the harvesting of the raw materials, environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing to labelling, textiles certified to GOTS provide a credible assurance to the consumer.

Many products can become GOTS certified, including yarns, fabrics, clothes, home textiles, mattresses, personal hygiene products, as well as food contact textiles and more (excluding leather products).

​​​​​​​GOTS Requirements:

-Processors, Manufacturers, and Traders of GOTS Goods Certification and Auditing

-Material Input Requirements

-GOTS Chemical Input Management

-GOTS Environmental Management

-GOTS Human Rights and Social Compliance

-Technical Quality Management

OCS Certification

The Organic Content Standard (OCS) is an international, voluntary standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of certified organic input and chain of custody. The primary goal of the OCS is to increase organic agriculture production.

​​​​​​​The OCS aims to deliver this goal through three key objectives:

• Provide the industry with a tool to verify the organically grown content of the products they purchase.

• Provide companies with a trusted tool to communicate organically grown content claims to the industry.

• Provide organic farmers with broad access to the global organic market for their products.

OCS certification applies to all supply chain sites of organically grown content: first processor, manufacturing, packaging and labeling, storage, handling, and shipping through the seller in the last business-to-business transaction.

RAS Certification

The Responsible Alpaca Standard (RAS) is an international, voluntary standard that addresses animal welfare in the alpaca supply chain and chain of custody of alpaca fiber material from certified farms to the final product.

​​​​​​​The goals of the Responsible Alpaca Standard are to:

• Recognize the best practices of farmers;

• Ensure that alpaca fiber comes from farms with a progressive approach to managing their land, and from alpacas that have been treated responsibly;

• Create an industry benchmark that will drive improvements in animal care, land management, and social welfare where needed; and

• Provide a robust chain of custody system from farm to final product so that consumers are confident in the alpaca fiber in the products they choose is truly RAS.

RWS Certification

The Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) is an international, voluntary standard that addresses animal welfare in sheep farms and chain of custody of wool from certified farms to the final product.

​​​​​​​The goals of the Responsible Wool Standard are to provide the industry with the best possible tool to:

• Recognize the best practices of farmers;

• Ensure that wool comes from farms with a progressive approach to managing their land, and from sheep that have been treated responsibly;

• Create an industry benchmark that will drive improvements in animal care and land management and social welfare where needed; and

• Provide a robust chain of custody system from farm to final product so that consumers are confident that the wool in the products they choose is truly RWS.

RWS certification applies to all supply chain sites of wool: from the farm, processing of wool, assembly of the final products, up to the seller in the last business-to-business transaction. After the farm level, certification is under the umbrella of Responsible Animal Fiber, which includes both the Responsible Wool Standard and the Responsible Mohair Standard.

RMS Certification

The Responsible Mohair Standard (RMS) is an international, voluntary standard that addresses animal welfare in goat farms and chain of custody of mohair from certified farms to the final product.

The goals of the Responsible Mohair Standard are to provide the industry with the best possible tool to:

• Recognize the best practices of farmers;

• Ensure that mohair comes from farms with a progressive approach to managing their land, and from angora goats that have been treated responsibly;

• Create an industry benchmark that will drive improvements in animal care and land management and social welfare where needed; and

• Provide a robust chain of custody system from farm to final product so that consumers are confident that the mohair in the products they choose is truly RMS.

RMS certification applies to all supply chain sites of mohair: from the farm, processing of mohair, assembly of the final products, up to the seller in the last business-to-business transaction. After the farm level, certification is under the umbrella of Responsible Animal Fiber, which includes both the Responsible Wool Standard and the Responsible Mohair Standard.

RDS Certification

The Responsible Down Standard (RDS) is an international, voluntary standard that addresses animal welfare in the duck and geese supply chain and chain of custody of down and feather material from certified farms to the final product.

The goals of the Responsible Down Standard are to:

• Ensure that down and feathers do not come from supply chains where animals have been subjected to any unnecessary harm.

• Reward and influence the down and feather industry to incentivize practices that respect the humane treatment of ducks and geese.

• Education and development of the supply chain in order to drive continuous improvement of best practices.

• Provide companies with a tool to know what is in their products, and to make accurate claims.

• Ensure strong chain of custody for certified materials as they move through the supply chain.

RDS certification applies to all supply chain sites of waterfowl down and feather material: from the hatchery (if in possession of hatchlings longer than 24 hours), farm, slaughter, processing of down or feather, assembly of the final products, up to the seller in the last business-to-business transaction.

Why Choose TESTCOO?

Customer Focus

The TESTCOO audit team puts the customers’ need first and is committed to serving customers with professionalism.

Competitive Price

Get a competitive price to save cost, improve brand reputation and reduce supply chain risks for your business.

Fast Response

To best suit busy sourcing plans, inspection schedule and reporting are completed within 1 working day.

Value-added Audits

TESTCOO Value-added audits would have looked deeper and found potential problems where the actual audit did not.


TESTCOO is a leading quality control service provider to industries worldwide. Partner with TESTCOO and gain confidence in your sustainable sourcing, brand and marketing claims.

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