Continuing its efforts Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) introduces ongoing pilot for ‘Controlled Supply Chain Scheme’ (CSCS). Initiated in 2022, the CSCS pilot project is designed to aid small-scale operators in surmounting challenges associated with obtaining GOTS certification.
GOTS crafted the scheme to address the administrative and financial hurdles confronted by these operators. The project seeks to enhance supply chain efficiency by simplifying the group certification process, thereby reducing costs and mitigating administrative barriers.
Within the CSCS framework, a supply chain comprises a minimum of eight and a maximum of thirty small-scale facilities, each with twenty or fewer workers. Following a comprehensive risk assessment by their Certification Body (CB), these facilities can collectively attain recognition as a single Certified Entity.