Version 2.0 of the software tool ‘GOTS Monitor (Water/Energy) is now available.
The tool was developed on behalf of GOTS by Systainable Solutions to support the evaluation of factories’ compliance with the GOTS’ “Environmental management criteria”. GOTS Chapter 2.4.10 requires that operators need to have available and provide:
Both requirements are covered by GOTS Monitor, as it determines actual performance and specific consumption values and provides realistic, factory-specific benchmark values that can be used both as improvement targets and milestones to monitor their progress.
Additional benefits for operators: Achieved improvements are presented both in environmental and in monetary terms and it also allows to compare own performance vis-à-vis global benchmarks from facilities doing similar processing on similar machinery.
Compared to the previous version (1.0), this new release:
This revamped tool is free to use for GOTS certified textile companies. Besides, they can opt in for 2 levels of expert consultancy services (including recommendations for improvement) from Systainable Solutions Ltd for a nominal fee. The details of Service Level 1 & 2 can be found within the tool under Administration tab.
GOTS certified companies can download the set up file and installation manual from the link.
A webinar for Certifiers was held on 17 December 2018 to introduce the Monitor 2.0. A recording of the webinar may be seen here : Webinar - GOTS 2.0 recording.