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GOTS announces innovative dual leadership
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Apr '18
Claudia Kersten and Rahul Bhajekar
Claudia Kersten and Rahul Bhajekar
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) has announced dual leadership as an innovative management approach. GOTS is the stringent voluntary global standard for the entire post-harvest processing (spinning, knitting, weaving, dyeing, and manufacturing) of apparel and home textiles, made with certified organic fibres like organic cotton and organic wool.

With Claudia Kersten and Rahul Bhajekar, GOTS has installed a dual leadership as modern management form for the non-profit operating unit, Global Standard gemeinnützige GmbH.

Kersten and Bhajekar have already been working as directors for GOTS. Kersten, who holds an MBA sustainability management will continue to serve as head of marketing and finance. Bhajekar, who has been working in the textile sector for more than two decades including textile and analytical laboratories, remains head of standards development and quality assurance.

Herbert Ladwig, GOTS policy and legal advisor said, “I am extremely pleased that we could secure my succession with these two top executives leading the Global Standard GmbH. I am confident that together they will ensure GOTS leading position and successfully face challenges.”

Ladwig has been the managing director from its formation in 2002 and has been instrumental for its success. “Ladwig’s farsightedness propelled GOTS to international recognition as the standard of choice for organic textiles. His pioneering drive earns our deepest respect. Moreover, we are grateful that we can continue to rely on his support and benefit from his irreplaceable experience," said Kersten and Bhajekar.

More than 5,000 operations in around 63 countries around the globe are GOTS certified. The independent certifiers reported more than 1.7 million workers in GOTS operations in 2017. (GK)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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