CERTIFICATION IN INDIA

RCS CERTIFICATION - RECYCLED CLAIM STANDARD

What is RCS?

The Recycled Claim Standard (RCS) is an international, voluntary standard that sets requirements for third-party. It is a chain of custody standard to track recycled raw materials through the supply chain. It uses the chain of custody requirements of the Content Claim Standard (CSS).

The Recycled Claim Standard is intended for use with any product that contains at least 5% 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. Material Collection and Material Concentration sites are subject to self-declaration, document collection, and on-site visits.

Benefits of RCS Certification

Alignment of recycled definitions across multiple applications.

Providing customers with a tool to make informed decisions.

Verify recycled content in products

Providing assurance that materials in the final product are actually recycled and processed more sustainably.

Tracking and tracing Recycled input materials.

Reduce harmful impact of production to people and the environment.

Who can be certified RCS Certification?

The RCS applies to companies in the textile sector with activity in spinning, knitting, printing, manufacturing, weaving, dyeing, distribution, and branding, but also for recyclers and processors of recycled materials.

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Cloth Printing

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Spinning

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Wearing and Knitting

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Wet-Processing

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Textile Manufacturing

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Textile Trading Company

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Clothing

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Textile Products

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Textile Packaging

Document required for RCS Certification

The extent of Documented Information differs as per:

Role of Shamkris and Process of RCS Certification

Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to effective system implementation in the organization. A simple and practical method of system implementation helps organizations increase business efficiency and sustainability. Shamkris supports 100% documentation to obtain an accreditation body of success in addition to enhanced performance.

The implementation process is described below:

Time Frame

Task

Process

Day 1

GAP Analysis
Certification Body
Selection
Cost Estimates

Week 1

Developing Documents

Week 4

Implementing Management System

Week 8

Internal Audit
MRM
CAPA

Week 10

Certification Body
Audit
N-C Closing

Week 12

Certification Body

Year on Year

Yearly Compliance

FAQ

The Recycled Claim Standard (RCS) is an international, voluntary standard that sets requirements for third-party. It is a chain of custody standard to track recycled raw materials through the supply chain.

The RCS verifies the presence and amount of recycled material in a final product. This happens through input and chain-of-custody verification from a third party. It allows for the transparent, consistent, and comprehensive independent evaluation and verification of recycled material content claims on products.

The RCS and GRS are the same, except that the GRS being a more rigorous standard; in the GRS, there is a higher minimum content percentage (50%) and additional processing requirements that must be met (social, environmental, and chemical).