GOTS has released exceptional measures for GOTS Certified Entities which are affected by the earthquake in Southeast Turkey and surrounding regions.
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GOTS takes decisive and swift actions against proven non-compliances or fraud. There are more than 12,000 GOTS certified facilities worldwide. As is standard procedure at GOTS, any allegations against a GOTS certified company are taken very seriously and investigated thoroughly. This is also the case with ECCHRs concerns against 3 companies based in Xinjiang.
Revision to GOTS 7.0 will commence in spring 2022. GOTS invites all critical stakeholders to share their input to further improve the GOTS system.
*An earlier version of this statement said there will be no GOTS certified companies in Xinjiang from 16 January 2022. Due to misspelling in a facility's address, one facility was not included in the original statement. This facility has a valid GOTS certificate until 22 August 2022.