Certification and Counseling
IVN offers a certification process for all producers, distributors, manufacturers and suppliers in the textile and leather industry. By using our quality seals, businesses can communicate their commitment to sustainability in a credible, transparent and readily comprehensible manner.
Our quality seals, NATURTEXTIL BEST, Global Organic Textile Standard and NATURLEDER are based on strict and detailed definitions of ecological and social standards. Audits are conducted by independent and specially accredited Certifiers on the basis of the monitoring system defined by IVN. Certified businesses and their products can thus rest assured that labeled products truly conform to ecological, social and quality standards.
Advantages of Certification
Certification offers your business several real advantages beginning with a preeminent market positioning, credibility and security in the market, and,last but not least, more efficient sourcing.
In its role as standards-issuing authority, IVN counsels and accompanies both member and non-member businesses for and during the process of certification. Our know-how can make it easier for you to achieve ecological and social standards for textiles and leather.
Businesses involved in processing, manufacturing or distributing textiles and/or leather can apply for certification in compliance with the NATURTEXTIL BEST, NATURLEDER or Global Organic Textile Standard. In general, certification proceeds as follows: Application/registration, scheduling, contract, inspection, evaluation, certification
Licensing and Labelling
Upon successful certification according to NATURTEXTIL BEST, GOTS or NATURLEDER guidelines, the certified business receives a license for and the right to label certified products with the relevant quality seal. The requirements for licensing and labeling businesses and their products are specified in the guidelines/directives.
List of Certifiers
Certifying institutes are individually authorized by IVN for specific product groups and quality seals. Their subsidiaries worldwide ensure their ability to certify global supply chains.