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What industries can get GRS certification?

GRS certification is a certification for the recycled material components in products and business operating standards. In fact, as long as the recycled materials in the company’s products reach more than 20%, it can be GRS certified. When the proportion of recycled materials in the product reaches more than 50%, it can be Using the GRS label, we now see many products with GRS certified LOGOs, which means that the company’s recycled materials for this product have reached more than 50%.

GRS certification appears frequently in the textile industry. Many clothing brands require their suppliers to undergo GRS certification. Companies such as ADIDAS and H&M require their suppliers to undergo GRS certification, such as the upper materials of more common environmentally friendly concept shoes. Made from recycled marine waste and fishing nets confiscated from illegal poaching ships, the knitted uppers are composed of 95% ocean plastic and 5% recycled polyester fiber. According to reports, these sneakers cost an average of A double consumption of 11 plastic bottles, these products can be GRS certified.

The plastics industry can also do GRS certification, because many of the products we usually use are made of plastic. Recycling plastics into products plays a major role in environmental protection, so many companies now advocate GRS certification.

In addition, there are many GRS factories such as clothing accessories factories and zipper factories.

It seems that GRS involves a variety of industries and has a wide range of applications.

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What are the steps for export companies to obtain GRS?

Generally, there are 6 steps to obtain the GRS certificate. Let’s take a look at the details.

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Consult relevant personnel of third-party authoritative certification agencies (such as ITS, SGS, BV, etc.), and export enterprises will provide information for pre-assessment to determine whether the basic requirements for GRS certification are met.

What are the aspects of assessment?

A. GRS social responsibility

A1. Fire safety (fire hydrants, fire extinguishers, completion acceptance, fire acceptance, fire drills, alarm bells, etc.), water quality report, first responder safety certificate.

A2. Training and equipment (dedicated to GRS training and GRS equipment).

A3. Environmental manual and program documents.

A4. The raw materials of the product must be certified by GRS.

B. On-site situation

B1. GRS equipment needs to be labeled with GRS special logo.

B2, fire hydrants, fire extinguishers, medical kits, alarm bells, etc.

B3. GRS production area division.

B4. All GRS, raw materials, excipients, and finished products must be classified separately.

C. On-site environment

C1. Three waste detection (water, electricity, gas).

C2. Sediment, sludge discharge permit, environmental impact assessment.

C3. Invoices and usage records used.

C4. Water treatment certificate (sewage treatment plant testing certificate).

D. Chemical use

D1. MSDS (Chemical Instructions for Use).

D2. Chemicals need separate warehouses and secondary containers.

D3. Chemical management system.

D4. Records of wearing labor protection supplies and professional operating training are required.

D5. Chemical usage records

2. Cooperation

After the export enterprise completes the pre-assessment, the third-party authoritative certification agency will quote a price based on the situation, and the budget cost will be detailed in the contract and cooperation will be confirmed.

3. Apply

Export enterprises submit applications for GRS certification. The application must include the company’s basic information, product information and production process flow.


The third-party authoritative certification agency will review the documents submitted by the export enterprises to confirm whether the recycled material content, production process and environmental impact of the products comply with GRS standards.

What specific documents are there?

A. All GRS raw materials and excipients have traceability documents.

B. Balance sheet: All GRS orders start from purchasing-production-shipping and do not support outsourcing.

C. All GRS contracts, invoices, procurement to production processes and warehousing must be recorded.

5. Review

After the export enterprise determines that the necessary system documents have been sorted out, the third-party authoritative certification agency will arrange for auditors to conduct on-site audits, and a formal report will be issued within approximately two weeks after the audit.

6.Issue a certificate

The export enterprise will issue a consultation certificate from the third-party authoritative certification body within two weeks after receiving the official report. If the export enterprise encounters non-conformities during the audit, different measures will be taken according to the actual situation. All non-conformities will be corrected by the third party within the specified time. Only authoritative certification agencies can effectively issue certificates.

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As can be seen from the above, the requirements for an export enterprise to obtain GRS are also very high. Therefore, FuWinn Housewares is a reliable exporter supplier, who is your ideal partner in promotional gifts industry. You can contact us for any tumbler cups or backpacks matters. In addition to GRS, we are also certified in other sustainability aspects such as RCS.

At the same time, with the deterioration of the environment and the shortage of resources, national governments understand the importance of the environment and recycling. GRS is the standard for testing recyclability. Therefore, verifying GRS is not only helpful to our lives, but also of great help to our promotional suppliers.