certificates

  • BETTER COTTON INITIATIVE (BCI) Open or Close
  • COTTON MADE IN AFRICA Open or Close

    Cotton Made in Africa - Since 2014

    It was initiated by the German mail-order company Otto and is now supported by several NGO and government stakeholders. Rather than sending money to Africa, the Cotton made in Africa Initiative follows the principles of “social business” – as the name of the Foundation says, this is aid by trade, helping people to help themselves by means of commercial activities. The African smallholder farmers who have joined this initiative are partners on an equal footing.  Enrollment in the system is by buying cotton from Africa under “Cotton Made in Africa” license. Bossa is certified for Cotton Made in Africa.

  • GLOBAL ORGANIC TEXTILE STANDARD (GOTS) Open or Close
  • GLOBAL RECYCLE STANDARD (GRS) Open or Close

    Global Recycle Standard (GRS) - Since 2011
    This standard is intended for companies that wish to make a content claim on the amount of recycled material in the final product. The GRS is based on a tracking and tracing principle used for certified products; in addition, issues pertaining to environmental and social criteria are also incorporated in line with requests from various leading members in the industry. A further choice was made in the development of this standard to adopt a transaction certificate system. This provides a superior monitoring and controlling mechanism within both supply and value chains to further ensure the integrity of certified final products.

    The GRS is intended for companies that are making and/or selling products with recycled content. The standard applies to the full supply chain and addresses traceability, environmental principles, social requirements, and labeling.

    The Global Recycle Standard (GRS) was originally developed by Control Union Certifications (CU) in 2008.  In 2011, the ownership of the standard has been given to Textile Exchange (TE). In 2012 March, TE has released GRS Version 2.1, which took effect from 1st June 2012. The new change removed the allowance for the use of pre-industrial waste. The Version 2.1 only recognizes pre-consumer and post-consumer waste.

  • ISO 10002 CUSTOMER SATISFACTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM CERTIFICATE Open or Close
  • ISO 14001:2004 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS CERTIFICATE Open or Close

    ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Systems - Since 2008

    It is obvious that the sources of our world are limited and disappearing day by day and people’s actions cause global problems. There is a need that environmental impacts should be controlled by society dynamics instead of legal applications.

    The standard does not emphasize absolute environmental performance requirements, but serves as a framework to assist organizations to develop their own environmental management systems. ISO 14001 can be integrated with other management functions and assists companies in meeting their environmental and economic goals.

    In companies, ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Systems heads determination and evaluation of environmental impacts of processes, takes impacts under control, conforms legal limits, participates in dirt prevention works and improves environmental performances continuously during manufacture and/or services.

  • ISO 50001 ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM CERTIFICATE Open or Close

    ISO 50001 Energy Management System Certifcate

    This system helps to set effective energy management system focuses on reduction of costs and greenhouse gas emissions. ISO 50001 comprehends circumstances to build, perform, maintain and improve Energy Management System.

    The standard represents the newest and best applications formed upon known international standards and applications. This standard includes determination of fundamental areas, tools of energy management, targets and programs for energy consumption while helping with the improvement and application of energy politics to the companies.

  • ISO 9001 QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM CERTIFICATE Open or Close
  • OEKO-TEX STANDARD Open or Close

    OEKO-TEX Standard 100 - Since 2003
    The OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is an independent testing and certification system for textile raw materials, limiting the use of certain chemicals.  The criteria catalogue which forms the basis for the tests for harmful substances is based on the latest scientific findings and is continually updated; the human ecological safety of the textiles tested are more far-reaching every year.
    The test criteria and the related test methods are standardized on an international level and are widely included as guidance in terms and conditions of purchase and delivery right through to the retail sector. With a total of over 51,000 certificates issued for millions of different individual products, and over 6,500 companies involved worldwide, the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 has, become the best known and most successful label for textiles tested for harmful substances. The Oeko-Tex label is a recognized benchmark for the consumer and also serves as an additional quality assurance tool for the manufacturer. The concept has become established as a safety standard throughout the textile manufacturing chain and enables checks to be made for any harmful substances at each stage in the production process. The test samples are tested by the independent Oeko-Tex institutes for their pH-value, formaldehyde content, the presence of pesticides, extract-able heavy metals, chlorinated organic carriers and preservatives such as pentachlorophenol and tetrachlorophenol.

  • OHSAS 18001 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS CERTIFICATE Open or Close

    OHSAS 18001- İŞ SAĞLIĞI VE GÜVENLİĞİ YÖNETİM SİSTEMLERİ SERTİFİKASI - 2007’den Bugüne
    Ohsas 18001, iş sağlığı ve güvenliği yönetim sistemi bir İngiliz Standardıdır. İş sağlığı ve güvenliği performansını devreye sokan çeşitli organizasyonlara yardımcı olur. Dünyanın en tanınmış iş sağlığı ve güvenliği yönetim sistemleri standardı olarak görülmektedir.
    Çalışanların ve diğer insanların çalışma ortamlarında sağlık ve güvenliği sağlamak, üretim ve servis sektöründe ki şirketler için yasal bir zorunluluktur. Ohsas 18001’in uluslararası standartları: 2007 İş Sağlığı ve Güvenliği Yönetim Sistemleri, yasal zorunlulukları yerine getirmeye yardımcı olur. İş Sağlığı ve Güvenliği Yönetim Sistemleri çalışanların ve diğer insanların güvenlik sistemleriyle ilgili durumlarını ve sürekli iyileştirme gösteren teşebbüslerin analizini elden geçirir.

  • ORGANIC CONTENT STANDARD Open or Close

    Organic Content Standard (Formerly Known As the OE Standard) - Since 2009
    Organic Content Standard is a Textile Exchange standard. Textile Exchange is a global, nonprofit organization that began as Organic Exchange in 2002. Organic Exchange, in partnership with farmers, manufacturers, brands, and retailers, grew the organic cotton market from $240 million in 2001 to $6.8 billion in 2011.  Textile Exchange is committed to accelerating sustainable practices in the textile value chain in order to create material change, restore the environment, and enhance lives around the world.

    The Organic Content Standard (OCS) is a voluntary chain of custody standard that provides companies with a tool for third-party verification that a final product contains the accurate amount of a given organically grown material. The OCS is built on the chain of custody requirements of the Content Claim Standard (CCS).

    The main difference with the previous OE standard is that all organically grown inputs are now allowed, no longer restricted to organic cotton. They still have two labeling options:

    OCS 100 - for 100% organic input and
    OCS Blended - for blended compositions.