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Global Recycle Standard (GRS) and Recycled Claim Standard (RCS)


Global Recycle Standard (GRS) and Recycled Claim Standard (RCS)

About GRS & RCS

The Global Recycle Standard (GRS) and Recycled Claim Standard (RCS) are an international, voluntary, comprehensive product certification standards that verifies recycled content in products, and implements requirements along the chain of custody, including the traceability of recycled material and  recycled product quality control.

The GRS includes additional requirements for social responsibility, environmental management and chemical restrictions.

The RCS certification requires products with a range from 5% to 100% recycled content, whilst GRS certification requires products between 20% and 100% recycled content, a minimum 50% recycled content is eligible of using the GRS logo.

service at a glance

  • Both GRS and RCS certifications establish a chain of custody using Scope Certificates (SC) and Transaction Certificates (TC)

  • SC is a document indicates an organization’s ability to produce according to the standards. The SC lists certified products and/or product categories, as well as the production processing, and trading activities that have been certified within the scope of the certification.

  • TC is a certificate verifies that the products produced and traded comply with the standards’ requirements. The certificate shall be issued by the certification body of the processing unit (or trading unit).

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why sgs?

Uniqueness and Credibility
We provide recommended improvement measures and suggest specific audit plan according to need.

Recognized Qualification of Professionalism
SGS is now accredited by Textile Exchange to carry out certification for Global Recycled Standard (GRS) and Recycled Claim Standard (RCS).

Global Coverage with Local Expertise

Our extensive auditing experience is highly recognized by customer.

Order flow

1. Request A Quote

Complete the form to get an initial quote online

2. Confirm Quote

Confirm requirement, scope and schedule to finalize the quote

3. Arrange Payment

Arrange bank transfer payment and send record to us

4. Onsite Service

Conduct service based on committed schedule

5. Receive Report

Receive our audit report and certificate


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).

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