The significant growth in 2016 has been followed by the release of GOTS Version 5.0.
GOTS has found the growth is continuously, evenly spread across all market segments including the mass market and the big brands.
“The significant growth in numbers of GOTS certified facilities shows the willingness of more and more decision makers not only to drive change by complying with the strict GOTS criteria but also to prove this change by undergoing an independent third party certification”, notes Herbert Ladwig, GOTS Managing Director.
“The increasing market acceptance is a result that GOTS delivers solutions for sustainability based problems for both, business need for risk management and credibility and consumers need for transparency”, says Claudia Kersten, GOTS Director Marketing and Finance.
More information on the GOTS version 5 is available from the GOTS website.
If you are a certification body interested in GOTS accreditation please email the IOAS.