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
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.
Wearing and Knitting
Textile Trading Company
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:
Implementing Management System
Year on Year
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).