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Organic Content Standard (OCS)

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A voluntary chain of custody standard that provides companies with a tool for third-party verification that a final product contains the accurate amount of a given organically grown material. Each organization along the supply chain must take sufficient steps to ensure the integrity and identity of the input organic material. It does not address the use of chemicals or any social or environmental aspects of production beyond the integrity of the organic material.

Learn more: Organic Content Standard (OCS) websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with Organic Content Standard (OCS)'s standard is verified by an independent organization (third party) following ISO / IEC Guide 65 Product Certification

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Applicants are certified against the ecolabels’s criteria before using the label

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

Textile Exchange

Member of

IFOAM

Type

Non-profit

Also manages

Global Recycle Standard, and OE-100 & OE-Blended

Organization type: 3532263


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Ecolabel details | What are the characteristics of the standard(s) related to this ecolabel?

  • Applicable life cycle and supply chain phases
  • Social and environmental attributes
  • Mutual recognition with other ecolabels
  • Standard details, including standard document, review frequency

Ecolabel development | How were the standards for this ecolabel developed?

  • Standard development and management process
  • Standard-setting norms followed for development of the ecolabel's standard
  • Type of standard-setting process, external stakeholders, and funding sources

Conformity Assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

  • Requirements to achieve certification (i.e. chain of custody, site visits, metrics)
  • Audit / surveillance requirements
  • Duration of certification, time to achieve certification

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

Additional information | Including:

  • Compliance type (pass / fail / tiered)
  • Target audience (consumers / retailers / manufacturers / etc)

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 2013

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Cosmetics / Personal care Textiles


Where this ecolabel is found
United States



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Last updated: 23 September 2013