Global Recycled Standard, v3

After a careful review process with the GRS International Working Group, version 3 is released. The desired effect of the GRS is to provide brands with a tool for more accurate labeling, to encourage innovation in the use of reclaimed materials, to establish more transparency in the supply chain, and to provide better information to consumers.

Global Recycled Standard, v3

GRS v3 Implementation Manual

GRS v3 Logo Use and Labeling Guide

GRS Prohibited Substance List

TE Accepted Equivalent Standards

GRS Press Release

GRS v3 Consolidated Feedback and Response

 The OCS uses the chain of custody requirements of the Content Claim Standard (CCS), and additional guidance can be found in the CCS Implementation Manual.

Transition from GRS v2.1 to v3

The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) v3 was revised by the GRS International Working Group. These are significant changes, and will likely affect operations of a certified site. For more information, contact your CB.

The GRS International Working Group

The International Working Group was composed of representatives from five certification bodies: Control Union, ICEA, IMO, Intertek, and SCS Global Services. The group dedicated many hours of their time and expertise into the revision of the standard. An additional group of stakeholders reviewed the standard and provided valuable feedback in two separate public reviews prior to the release of the standard. The members of the International Working Group are exclusively open to apply for accreditation to the standard for a period of six months, after which time, all CBs may apply. For more information, send an email to

Global Recycle Standard v2.1
GRS v2.1 Input Requirements


Looking for Suppliers?

Are you looking for a supplier certified to the OE standards? We have recently updated our format to include a list of available products. Please note that this information is not available for all companies.
Companies Certified to the Global Recycled Standard (pdf)

Looking to become certified?

If you would like your products to be certified to the GRS, v2.1 standard, contact a certification body currently certifying to the standard and they will direct you through the process.