Alternative Sustainability Report
GRS - Global Recycled Standard
The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) is a voluntary product standard for tracking and verifying the content of recycled materials in a final product. The standard applies to the full supply chain and addresses traceability, environmental principles, social requirements, chemical content and labeling.
To obtain GRS certification, a product must contain at least 20% of materials made of recycled fiber and be 100% pollution-free. The recycled fiber should also clearly indicate the pre-consumer waste or post-consumer waste, and the percentage of the recycled fiber before and after consumption.
In addition to the requirements for raw materials, social responsibility, environmental protection and treatment in the production, and chemical restrictions have been strengthened.
The GRS Verification Mark
The raw materials of the product must contain at least 50% of the recycled content before the GRS verification mark can be used.
Issuing body: IDFL Laboratory and Institute, License No: GRS-IDFL-19
Scope certificate no.: 20-318144
Reference no. of the certificate: 006389/20-306339
REACH Certificate of Compliance
REACH addresses the production and use of chemical substances, and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment. In principle, REACH applies to all chemical substances; not only those used in industrial processes but also in our day-to-day lives, for example in cleaning products, paints as well as in articles such as clothes, furniture and electrical appliances. Therefore, the regulation has an impact on most companies across the EU.
REACH places the burden of proof on companies. To comply with the regulation, companies must identify and manage the risks linked to the substances they manufacture and market in the EU. They have to demonstrate to ECHA how the substance can be safely used, and they must communicate the risk management measures to the users.
If the risks cannot be managed, authorities can restrict the use of substances in different ways. In the long run, the most hazardous substances should be substituted with less dangerous ones.
Issuing body: SGS Taiwan Ltd.
Test report no.: EKR21100807M02
RoHS stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. RoHS, also known as Directive 2002/95/EC, originated in the European Union and restricts the use of specific hazardous materials.
The restricted materials are hazardous to the environment and pollute landfills, and are dangerous in terms of occupational exposure during manufacturing and recycling.
The substances banned under RoHS are lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (CrVI), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), and four different phthalates (DEHP, BBP, BBP, DIBP).
Issuing body: SGS Taiwan Ltd.
Test report no.: EKR21100805
Emission offsetting report
A carbon offset is a reduction in emissions of carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases made in order to compensate for emissions made elsewhere. In our case, those were emissions generated by recovery and transport of ocean plastic, shipments of material, and shipments of final fishing lures to our fulfillment centers. We've leveraged carbon offsetting in order to minimize even this negative impact on the environment and create the first truly net-positive fishing program in the world.
Below, you can find the emission offsetting certificates of these shipments.