What is RCS?
The Recycled Claim Standard (RCS) is a voluntary, international content claim standard that gives credibility to recycled material claims by tracking recycled input through the supply chain of products.
The RCS is a chain of custody standard that uses the requirements of the Content Claim Standard (CCS) for fabrics, clothing, garments, accessories, and more.
The goal of the Recycled Claim Standard is to drive higher percentages of recycled content in products and reduce the harmful impact of production on people and the environment.
Why is RCS?
The RCS certification aims to enhance the use of recycled materials to promote sustainable consumption and a production model that reduces the consumption of resources, such as virgin raw materials, water, and energy.
The Recycled Claim Standard also provides a tool for companies to validate and communicate sustainability claims about their products.
The RCS certification verifies essential practices at the beginning of the supply chain and tracks the material to the final product. It offers brand protection, confidence in sourcing, and greater credibility.
By verifying the claims made to consumers, the RCS certification provides a credible voice for suppliers and brands. It leads to higher confidence with a system of standards recognized internationally.