CÁMARA NACIONAL

DE LA INDUSTRIA TEXTIL

US’ CleanChain launches chemical score feature for sustainability

US’ CleanChain has launched chemical score, a new feature designed in collaboration with global brands, and leading third-party safer chemistry solution providers, Scivera and ToxServices. It is fully transparent and aims to assess and rate chemicals and chemical substances to enable businesses to make more environmentally friendly choices.

For over a decade CleanChain has been working closely with apparel brands and suppliers across the globe to transform sustainability practices across the textile industry by facilitating the adoption and usage of sustainable chemistry solutions. With an estimated 50 per cent of factories’ chemical inventories currently unaccounted for, CleanChain’s Chemical Score programme plays a key role in narrowing this gap, the company said in a press release.

“The role that chemical scores (Screened Chemistry) play in chemical management for both brands and suppliers cannot be overemphasized. Our partnership with Scivera and ToxServices has been integral in bringing further transparency to the apparel industry whereby we are now able to provide both brands and suppliers with the information they need to select safer formulations,” Daniel Murray CleanChain’s managing director said in a statement.

The rating identifies best in class chemicals or better alternatives to chemicals currently used in the supply chain. For over a decade CleanChain has been working closely with apparel brands and suppliers across the globe to transform sustainability practices across the textile industry by facilitating the adoption and usage of sustainable chemistry solutions. With an estimated 50 per cent of factories’ chemical inventories currently unaccounted for, CleanChain’s Chemical Score programme plays a key role in narrowing this gap.

“The Chemical Score feature in CleanChain illustrates the progress the apparel industry has made toward Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals. By reporting chemical products that have been scored and certified according to the Screened Chemistry programme, CleanChain makes it easier for users of chemicals to move beyond a basic RSL-compliance mindset, toward truly safer and sustainable chemistry. Over the last three years, because of its simplicity, cost-advantages, and forecasting capabilities, SciveraLENS has delivered over 80 percent of the Screened Chemistry scores and certificates now included in CleanChain. We are excited to continue to scale this important work with CleanChain and the global apparel and footwear industry,” Joseph Rinkevich, Scivera founder and president said in a statement.

With the global demand for clothing set to continue its current trajectory for the foreseeable future, organisations that choose not to address the social and environmental implications of their supply chain do so at their own risk. The ‘green revolution’ has led to an uprising in consumers favouring environmentally friendly, sustainable, and ethical brands with Accenture recently reporting a 60 per cent increase in greener purchasing habits. In the long term, sustainable production practices have proven to contribute towards the futureproofing of organisations and help mitigate any impending reputational risks associated with non-compliance.

Share this content:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on google
Google+
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on pinterest
Pinterest