gots-logoNew higher: 10,388 GOTS certified services in 2020, an boost of 34% with more than 3 million employees in 72 nations around the world

In 2020, the quantity of GOTS qualified facilities grew by 34% globally, to a new higher of 10,388 from 7,765 in 2019. 16 GOTS Approved Certification Bodies report that above 3 million men and women in more than 72 international locations have been doing the job in GOTS qualified facilities.

Major raises are observed in all regions. Major 10 nations around the world for licensed facilities are India (2,994), Bangladesh (1,584), Turkey (1,107), China (961), Germany (684), Italy (585), Portugal (449), Pakistan (391), Usa (167) and Sri Lanka (126).

GOTS permitted chemical inputs now amount 25,913, an raise of 13% in 2020. This confirms that these inputs are significantly made use of as a possibility management instrument by moist processors to satisfy authorized and commercial residue needs.

“The outstanding improve in this unparalleled 12 months shows that conclusion makers worth GOTS as an crucial instrument to push sustainable transformation in a thorough way – from field to style. Using organic and natural fibres and processing them underneath strict GOTS conditions definitely provides a credible and potent foundation for industry players to be prosperous in the future” claims GOTS Controlling Director Claudia Kersten.

GOTS variation 6., to be executed from 1 March 2021, contains stricter social and environmental standards. Qualified Entities will now have to compute the gap in between wages paid to ‘Living Wages’ and will be encouraged to operate in the direction of closing this gap. Precise references to OECD Because of Diligence Guidance and Good Apply Guidance for Social Standards and Possibility Assessment as properly as Moral Organization Practises have been explicitly incorporated.