Training Program – Intertek Academy

This course provides an overview of the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and Textile Exchange standards and certification. The training focuses on the drivers for sustainability in the textile industry, the standards and its benefits, standards requirements, chain of custody, guidance on the certification and audit process, how to apply for certificates and finally claims and logo use.

Course Outline

Module 1: Sustainability in the Textile Industry

Module 2: Textile Exchange and GOTS Standards

Module 3: Chain of Custody and Chain of Custody Verification

Module 4: Deep dive on Standards and Requirements

Module 5: How to be Certified

Module 6: Onsite Audit Assessment Overview

Module 7: Guidance on Non-Conformity Management

Module 8: Scope Certificate.

Module 9: Intertek SourceClear Platform

Module 10: How to apply for a Transaction Certificate

Module 11: Claim and Logo Use

Target Audience and Industries

This course is aimed at suppliers, manufacturers, traders, brands, and retailers in the textile industry and non-textile industry (those who are into recycled materials) interested in developing their knowledge in the certification programmes for Textile Exchange standards and the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).  

Typically, professionals such as the following will benefit from this course:

  • Sustainability Managers
  • Social and Ethical Managers
  • Textile Industry Supervisors
  • Environmental Management Staff
  • Health and Safety Staff
  • Quality Managers
  • Research and Development Staff
  • Purchasing Staff
  • And other personnel which are part of the textile Industry and non-textile industry (those who are into recycled materials)

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Know and understand what’s driving sustainability in the textile industry.
  • Have a deep understanding about the Global Organic Textile Standard and the Textile Exchange standards and its requirements.
  • Understand what the chain of custody system is, its importance and why it’s the foundation of the GOTS and Textile Exchange standards.
  • Have a full understanding of the end-to-end certification process including audit assessment, non-conformity management and how to apply for certificates.
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the requirements about claim policies for both on-product and off-product claims, marketing and promotion.


  1. Gain in-depth knowledge of the Textile Exchange Standards and the Global Organic Textile Standards and its requirements.
  2. Understand the importance of chain of custody and how it’s verified.
  3. Learn how to be certified and its benefits to your organization.
  4. Be aware of what goes on during the audit and how to manage non-conformities.
  5. Understand how to apply and use claims and logos once certified.

Prior Knowledge

No prior knowledge is required.

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Intertek Academy Bangladesh

Our Intertek Academy courses will help you understand, implement, and improve business practices and processes to ensure continuous improvement of your organization’s management systems and employee skill-sets.

Payment Details

Account Name: ITS Labtest Bangladesh Ltd.
Account No: 01-2334178-01
Standard Chartered Bank SCB House, 67 Gulshan Avenue Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh
Swift Code: SCBLBDDX
Routing No: 215271787
Bank Code: 215