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RWS launches public stakeholder review
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Feb '16
Courtesy: responsiblewool.org
Courtesy: responsiblewool.org
US-headquartered Textile Exchange has released the first draft of the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) for Public Stakeholder Review by interested parties. This is an important opportunity for the public to give input into the standard, and ensure that it meets its goals and delivers value to the wool industry.

The RWS (responsiblewool.org) is intended to be a global benchmark for animal welfare and land management practices in sheep farming. The goals of the standard are to provide the industry with the best possible tool to recognize the best practices of farmers around the globe and ensure wool comes from sheep treated responsibly, and from farms with a progressive approach to managing their land.

Work on the standard began in early 2014, and has involved the generous input of multiple experts alongside the support and engagement of brands and retailers. Pilot audits have been were conducted in Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, South Africa, Austria, US and the UK, each providing valuable information used to refine the requirements and refine the auditing and certification approach.

It also seeks to drive understanding and adoption of best land management principles and practices and provide a robust chain of custody system from farm to final product to ensure consumer confidence in RWS products

The Stakeholder Review will remain open for 60 days, in accordance to the ISEAL Code of Good Practice for standard setting. Following the Review, the RWS Technical Group will review the input, make revisions, and put the standard out for another 30 day Open Stakeholder Review, after which final revisions will be made.

Founded in 2002, Textile Exchange is a global nonprofit organization that works closely with all sectors of the textile supply chain to find the best ways to minimize and even reverse the negative impacts on people, air, water, animals, and soil created by this $1.7 trillion industry. (SH)

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