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Control Union Certifications issued 1st GSES certificate

Today, Groenendijk Workwear was awarded the 1st GSES certificate by Control Union Certifications. With the GSES certificate, Groenendijk Workwear has an international and distinctive certificate. With the Global Sustainable Enterprise certificate, Groenendijk Workwear demonstrates that its work meets strict requirements in the field of corporate social responsibility, socially responsible purchasing, circular business and CO2 reduction.

The GSES certifications of Groenendijk workwear show that it is ambitious and that sustainability is carried out at all levels in the organisation. Examples are the Textilepoint return system, circular product design and the recently circularly converted business premises.


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Control Union Certifications (CUC) has withdrawn the status of Control Union Turkey as a critical office for international Organic certification programs.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.