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OCS标准政策更新:强制要求GOTS认证场所原料投入的所有交易证书数据追溯至初级农场源头
来源:西美企业管理咨询 时间:2022-11-24 点击:111次

最近Textile Exchange (以下简称TE)发布了关于OCS标准政策更新的通知。

我们转推通知英文原文如下。同时为了方便读者阅读,我们亦翻译了中文。请注意中文翻译为翻译版本,而非TE官方中文版本。时间仓促,中文翻译可能会有偏差或缺失,如发现中文翻译与英文版本不符,请以英文版本为准并敬请谅解。

Textile Exchange has been committed to supporting the integrity of preferred fibers and materials, and in particular, organic cotton, since our inception in 2002.

TE自2002年成立以来,一直致力于推动实现优选纤维与原料一致性,特别是在有机棉领域。

The organic cotton sector has grown from that time into a global network of producers, traders, governmentalagencies, certification bodies, and non-profit organizations to support this growth. Textile Exchange’s standards, data reporting, and convening efforts have been a part of this community and a part of the growth of the sector. We are writing to inform you that Textile Exchange is making a policy change to the Organic Content Standard.

至今,有机棉行业群体已发展成为一个由生产商,贸易商,政府机构,认证机构和非营利组织组成的全球性网络,以支持其不断的发展。TE的标准、数据报告及其号召力已成为该社群的一部分,也是有机棉行业发展的一部分。现在,TE通知对OCS标准进行政策更新。 

As of December 1, 2022, OCS will mandatorily require that site inputs from Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), provide traceability of all transaction certificate data back to the original farm source (e.g. full transaction certificate data including product and input product) and farm input data (e.g. farm capacity).

自 2022年12月1日起,OCS将强制要求GOTS (全球有机纺织品标准)认证场所原料投入的所有交易证书数据追溯至初级农场源头(例如,包括产品和投入产品的完整交易证书数据)和农场输入数据(例如,农场产能)。

Additionally, in order to decisively prevent fraud and to provide a double safety net, all first processors (e.g. cotton gins) that ultimately provide GOTS inputs into an OCS product down the supply chain shall be certified to the OCS and provide evidence of all inputs from farms.

此外,为坚决防止作假并提供双重保障,所有最终向OCS认证产品供应链条提供GOTS投入的供应链上游的初级加工商(例如,轧棉)都应进行OCS认证,并提供自农场开始所有投入的相关证据。

The additional data is being requested of certification bodies and standards users. This may require certification bodies to change contracts, policies, and technology systems to make this possible. While we can require our own certification bodies to supply this data, we cannot extend this requirement to certification bodies operating in other schemes.

认证机构和标准使用者也将被要求提供相关附加数据。认证机构可能需要修改相关合同、政策和技术系统来实现数据对接与统一。该要求仅针对TE项目的认证机构,不涉及其它认证项目的认证机构。

To minimize business disruptions and resolve possible data sharing concerns, we recommend that all sites not currently certified to OCS begin the necessary steps to become OCS certified to ensure that data may be clearly shared through their certification bodies with Textile Exchange. To facilitate this (and the requirement for first processors to become OCS certified), through June 30, 2023, Textile Exchange is waiving OCS certification fees for any site that is currently GOTS certified and decides to add OCS certification (this is not applicable if site already has OCS & GOTS certificates). Further, Textile Exchange is permitting certification bodies to issue OCS scope certificates without conducting audits of sites holding valid GOTS certificates with the same validity through June 30, 2023. Combined GOTS and OCS audits would then occur simultaneously with the GOTS renewal timing. In all these cases where an OCS scope certificate is issued through June 30, 2023, the validity date shall be the same as the GOTS scope certificate.

为减少业务中断并解决可能导致的数据共享问题,建议所有目前未通过OCS认证的场所开始逐步获得OCS认证,以确保相关数据通过其认证机构与TE共享。为加快落实这一点,(以及对初级加工场所进行OCS认证的要求),对2023年6月30之前已获得GOTS认证并决定增加OCS认证的场所,TE将免除其OCS认证费用*(如场所已获得OCS和GOTS证书则不适用)。此外,TE允许认证机构颁发OCS  的SC(范围证书),而无需对持有相同有效期到2023年6月30日的有效GOTS证书的场所进行审核。此后,GOTS和OCS联合审核将与GOTS年审同步进行。与上述情况相关的2023年6月30日之前颁发的OCS SC,其有效期应与GOTS SC一致。

*ESTS注:此次“认证费用”应理解为TE收取的认证场地注册费,而非认证机构向被认证企业收取的认证费用。

This policy change occurs in ASR-106 Accepted Equivalent Standards Policy and contributes to our continued efforts to strengthen integrity in organic cotton. The additional data sharing will enable Textile Exchange to have full traceability of the inputs to the OCS and allow us to perform more robust volume reconciliation in coordination with GOTS. This will also allow us to provide more robust traceability information with standards users as systems like TrackIt come online.

该政策更新来源于ASR-106 Accepted Equivalent Standards Policy(公认等效标准政策),有助于继续加强有机棉行业的一致性。附加的数据共享将帮助TE更完整追溯OCS的投入,并与GOTS协作组成更成熟可靠的物料平衡。与此同时,当TrackIt等系统上线后,TE将能与标准使用者一起,提供更可靠的可追溯性信息。

OCS标准政策更新:强制要求GOTS认证场所原料投入的所有交易证书数据追溯至初级农场源头(图1)


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