GoodWeave Certification Private Limited (GWCPL) is an approved service provider for Inspection, Monitoring and Certification (IMC) against the GoodWeave International Generic Standard in India. GWCPL assesses the supply chains of licensed Indian companies for compliance with the rigorous GoodWeave Standard that assures no child, forced or bonded labour was used in the making of products, including carpets, home textiles, garments and fashion accessories. GoodWeave certification labels are also issued for select products.

GWCPL has worked with GoodWeave International since 2011. GoodWeave International is a nonprofit organisation founded in 1994 by Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi and is the leading institution working to stop child labour in global supply chains through a market-based system and holistic approach.

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Board of Directors

Rachna Tyagi

Rachna Tyagi is a human and labour rights advocate with over 17 years of cross-sectoral experience, spearheading litigation and setting up compliance infrastructure for retail giants in India. As a legal influencer and crisis manager she has successfully driven the children’s and women’s rights movement in India towards justice through judicial interventions, enabling access to legal services, and adaptive policy-making litigation. With degrees in both law and business, Rachna is an expert on compliance risk management, statutory compliances, issues related to women and child rights, and environmental and property litigations.

Rajat Kumar

Rajat Kumar is a seasoned professional, a protean innovator and a civil engineer with a multifaceted approach to conducting business that ranges from pharmaceutical sales and strategic business development to supply chain management and scaling operations. He has more than 15 years of experience working for leading companies such as Cipla, Stryker and Dr Reddy’s on projects and sales development across Asia Pacific, the United States and Europe. His organisation-building strength lies in resource planning, strategy, operations and research. His commitment to clean and healthy living has anchored his recent efforts in the climate change and sustainability landscape driving action towards and bringing focus to the role oxygen plays in the sustenance of life on earth.

Management Team

Smita Chandna

Smita Chandna joined GWCPL in Oct 2023 as Director-India Operations. She is responsible for leading operations and overseeing the company’s management to ensure a strong organisational structure.

Smita is a supply chain management professional, with specialisation in sustainability, global sourcing, supplier mapping, business development and partner relationship management. She is a business and people person, having led a diverse portfolio of projects in the apparel and home textiles sectors, working with leading corporations such as IKEA, Li & Fung, and Monsoon Accessorize.

With over 18 years of experience, Smita is a self-driven, result oriented professional with proven ability to enhance operational effectiveness to meet organisational goals. Her exposure to the global landscape and working across regions and teams, has given her a deep understanding of market nuances that differentiate business environments around the world. While working at IKEA, Smita was a key resource leading the “Next Generation Social Initiative” across Asia. In this capacity she worked closely with social entrepreneurs ensuring financial stability, respect and sustainable business for women in rural parts of the region.

Smita holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and management from BIT College, and advanced supply chain management certification from IIM Kolkatta-India.

Vinti Singal

Vinti Singal is the Inspections, Monitoring and Certification Head for GWCPL. As Head of the IMC, Vinti manages a team of monitoring officers and supports supply chain monitoring operations in India. Before this role, Vinti was Programme Manager, Apparel and was responsible for the apparel and fashion jewellery portfolio in India. 

Vinti has over 14 years of experience in social compliance audit systems, as well as human and worker rights. Before joining GoodWeave, Vinti was India Sustainability Vice Manager for GEMO Groupe Eram where she was responsible for the development of social compliance standards in supplier facilities and sustainability for the North and West region of India. Previously, Vinti served as Workplace Rights Operations Specialist for the Coca-Cola Company where she was responsible for workplace supply chain compliance operations for Eurasia, Southwest Asia and India, and was involved in management of multiple stakeholders including Coca-Cola regional office teams, global audit agencies, bottlers and supplier partners, external partners and various brands. Vinti has also worked with a well-known fashion jewellery export house helping them develop systems and procedures for supply chain mapping and transparency, as well as improving social compliance standards.

Navneet Singh

Navneet Singh Meena has worked with GoodWeave since 2018 and is the Head of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships for India. Navneet is responsible for expanding GoodWeave’s outreach by partnering with new businesses, coordinating with newly on-boarded and existing licensees across India, facilitating certification procedures, and liaising with key stakeholders such as the Labour & Education Ministry, business fraternities, etc.

His extensive experience includes working 15 years in the development sector in multiple states (Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan). Previously, he worked with Caya Constructs as Regional Manager-Rajasthan implementing the “Clean India Mission” and designing state-level IEC campaigns. He has also served as Director Projects at Gayatri Memorial Foundation where he coordinated national-level programmes on health, education and livelihoods, and also mobilized resources from various institutions. Navneet has also worked as State Head with GIDF-IIPM and implemented corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects in an association with UNICEF, GAIL and NTPC in the tribal villages of Madhya Pradesh.

Navneet completed his bachelor’s degree in international business and finance from Jamia Millia Islamia – Central University – Delhi. He also holds a master’s degree in social work – with a specialisation in child welfare from Jamia Milia Islamia – Central University Delhi.

Disha Singla

Disha Singla is GWCPL’s Human Resources Manager and is responsible for overseeing human resource functions, touching upon the full employee life cycle in the organisation.

With her passion for people and a keen understanding of the pivotal role human resources plays in organizational success, Disha brings over nine years of experience in human resource management. She specializes in various facets of human resource management, including talent acquisition, performance management, employee relations, on-boarding, and compensation and benefits. She brings a diverse background in human resources, having successfully navigated challenges and driven positive change in her previous position with IKEA. Disha holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Institute of Marketing and Management with a specialisation in human resources.