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CCS – Content Claim Standard



The CCS (Content Claim Standard) provides companies with a tool to verify the content of specific input materials. Each organisation along the supply chain is checked by an independent third party. Any type of input material may be claimed. The CCS is the foundation for all of Textile Exchange’s chain of custody standards.

The CCS verifies the presence and amount of a given material in a final product. It tracks the flow of a material from the source to the final product and is certified by an accredited third party. It allows for transparent, consistent, comprehensive and independent evaluation and verification of material content claims on products. This includes companies in ginning, spinning, weaving and knitting, dyeing and printing and stitching. CCS can be used as a business-to-business tool. On the one hand, it gives companies the means to ensure that they are selling quality products and getting what they pay for. On the other, it also serves as the foundation for content claim standards that are developed around specific raw materials.

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How you benefit

Through third-party verification, we motivate your (quality) claim independently towards your clients. Furthermore, traceability and contamination risks can be managed better by certifying your management system and/or your product.

With 200+ certification programs, we are able to conduct combination audits saving time and expenses for our customers.

As a result, you will benefit from a ‘front runner’ position in the eyes of investors, rating agencies and other analysts and have an improved stakeholder communication.

Our network of offices in more than 70 countries allows us to make certification more efficient and cost effective, whilst upholding the same stringent professional auditing and certification procedures.