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Company Statement Control Union Certifications B.V.

Control Union Certifications (CUC) has withdrawn the status of Control Union Turkey as a critical office for international Organic certification programs. This voluntary suspension, effective since 17 April 2019 is part of the rigorous measures CUC has taken in response to concerns raised by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the European Commission (EC) about the quality of certification in the Organic sector.

Statement by Control Union Certifications B.V.

The European organic sector is flourishing. Businesses are growing and so is the number of requests for auditing and certification. There is, however, a downside as the success of organic also attracts dubious companies keen on getting a piece of the pie. Hence, the relevance of having an adequate organic certification system has grown over the years. Likewise, Control Union Certifications B.V. (CUC) has grown in many different countries, whilst taking responsibility for the certificates it issues.

Control Union announces a gift of five new standards to Textile Exchange for future growth and industry transformation

Control Union, a founding member of Textile Exchange, has been a strong promoter of the third-party assessment system, namely that policy making, certification and accreditation are organized by different parties.  It was for this reason that in 2011 Control Union gifted to Textile Exchange the Global Recycled Standard (GRS) and Recycled Content Standard (RCS) which now serve over 1,875 sites.

Control Union Hosts Textile Certifications Masterclass

Control Union UK is running a series of training sessions on the textile sustainability programs.

The trainings will delve into the requirements of certification programs, and into the available systems to manage certifications and the related documents.

The sessions will focus on organic, recycled and animal welfare standards including Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), and Textile Exchange standards: Global Recycled Standard (GRS), Organic Content Standard (OCS), Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) & Responsible Down Standard (RDS).

UNIDO and Control Union are organising a Public Awareness Session on Organic Agriculture

“Mastering the Organic Way” Public Awareness Session on Organic Agriculture
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), a specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability, in collaboration with the International Trade Centre (ITC), is jointly implementing an European Union (EU) funded project titled “EU – Sri Lanka Trade-Related Assistance for Increasing SMEs Trade Competitiveness in Regional and EU Markets.” The designated national counterpart for the project is the Department of Commerce under the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MoIC) of the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL).
As a part of the EU – Sri Lanka Trade-Related Assistance for Increasing SMEs Trade Competitiveness in Regional and EU Markets”, UNIDO and Control Union are organizing a Public Awareness Session on Organic Agriculture.
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