SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published an article looking at the options open to textile manufacturers as the European Union (EU) introduces its Green Deal.
The EU plans to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent with no net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and economic growth decoupled from resource use. This will have a major impact on all industries, especially the textile industry, which has been identified as the industry with the fourth highest impact on the environment.
The EU Green Deal contains a specific strategy for chemicals that will directly impact regulations such as REACH and CLP. Textile manufacturers must comply with these to operate in the EU.
SGS’s Consumer Compact article looks at the problem from the perspective of the manufacturer or supplier. It considers the objectives of the Green Deal, it’s impact on industry and the ways companies can simplify compliance by adopting a holistic approach to sustainable processing and manufacturing.
Read the original Consumer Compact article, ‘Negotiating the EU Green Deal: How the Textile Industry Can Successfully Respond’.
Bluesign®, a member of the SGS Group, offers a holistic system that helps textile manufacturers design and implement a more sustainable business model, including access to a positive list for chemical substitution – replacing non-assessed and non-rated chemistry with safer and more sustainable alternatives. They enable manufacturers to ensure their supply chain is delivering products in accordance with strict sustainability and corporate responsibility criteria. Learn more about Bluesign®.
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