Chemical management. Proper selection, storage, handling and disposal of chemicals are all crucial in preventing any harm coming to people or the planet. Chemical management is monitored as part of social auditing. The Sustainable Apparel Collection’s Higg FEM tool also gives us an overview of how our suppliers structure their chemical management. Our EMPact Detox training (Link) is designed to support suppliers in analysing processes and learning how to make improvements.
BHive® inventories. We’ve been piloting an app for chemical management that links three huge trends: digitalisation, transparency and sustainability. BHive® allows production sites to generate a digital chemical inventory by scanning chemical labels via the app. It also automatically compares details with our MRSL. Factories then have a clear overview of which chemicals need to be substituted.