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GOTS issues fraudulent activity of Anhui Skyworth
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Apr '11
Marcus Bruegel, of the International Working Group on Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) has contacted Textile Exchange to inform the case where a forged certificate has been found from a company in China.

We would like to recognize the diligence of the Soil Association in finding this fraudulent certificate, and praise GOTS for their decisive action.

Unfortunately there are still individuals and companies not willing to take the proper steps to ensure the integrity of their organic goods. However, it is good to see that the certification process can catch them in their attempts at fraud, and it is important to know that most businesses are acting with honesty and diligence. We urge everyone to read all transaction certificates carefully, and request to receive original copies.

Marcus Bruegel from International Working Group on Global Organic Textile Standard issued a fraudulent activity of the company 'Anhui Skyworth Co Ltd', China.

The operational and transaction certificate was obviously forged by them. They are not clients of IMO and have never received these certificates. Instead they took valid certificates where they replaced the original name, addresses and other details to their needs. The certificates look quite authentic except the obviously faked OE/GOTS logo in the right corner of the transaction certificate. Soil Association recognised this during inspection activities to their client that was inserted in the faked Transaction Certificate as buyer of the goods.

A brazen but easy to do act with scanned or faxed copies of certificates. Therefore please remain to be very attentive to such activities, especially if the original documents are not available at the place where you check them. In any case of doubt please always approach the issuing body asking for reconfirmation of the authenticity of the documents checked.

Regardless of the action IMO may take against the company that faked their certificates, you are requested not to offer any GOTS certification services to the following company within the next two years (in accordance with certifier's contract clause 6).

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)


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