Our vision. Our mission.

“Because the value chain of the textile industry and similar industries must be increasingly accountable, BLUESIGN inspires and equips brands, manufacturers and chemical suppliers with comprehensive sustainability solutions, so that the industry continuously fosters safer work environments, increasing levels of environmental responsibility, enhanced business value and deeper consumer trust.”

Pioneer for sustainable manufacturing in the industry

BLUESIGN is a true millennial. The company was not only founded in 2000, it set out to change the standard mentality within the industry.

The millennium not only marked a new era, but for many people throughout the world, it also represented a switch in mindset. Dirty waters, smoggy air and tainted soils – the global environmental burden as a result of human action increasingly became clearer. Immediate action was urgent.

This question was posed from the very beginning of BLUESIGN. In 1997, in Switzerland, an effort was made to develop a textile product with the lowest possible environmental burden, resource-improving production as well as augmented safety for workers and consumers. In order to make this concept accessible to as many textile companies as possible, an independent company was formed from the project: BLUESIGN. The founding goal was to motivate suppliers, manufacturers and top brands to reduce the overall footprint of textiles, with a particular focus on the chemicals used.

Years before the REACH regulation went into force, BLUESIGN laid the groundwork for its comprehensive chemical management with the most comprehensive list in the world of chemical substances, the Restricted Substances List (RSL). Today, the RSL includes over 900 chemical substances and approximately 600 substance bans.
With its unique risk-based chemical assessment, which is supported by the first non-company specific Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL), more than 20,000 chemical products from the industry were identified and classified. With the introduction of the first positive list for textile chemicals, hundreds of tons of hazardous chemicals could be replaced with safe alternatives in the global manufacture of textile products. As a result, the risk to people and the environment were drastically lowered.
Advising companies with regard to resource-improving production reduces the impacts on people and the environment while saving money. BLUESIGN, along with the leading manufacturers of textile chemicals, is convinced that the use of the best technology available, smarter chemistry and intelligent processes allows for tremendous savings to be achieved globally – a significant portion of which would contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

- 50% Water consumption
- 30% Power
- 15% Chemicals

With BLUESIGN’s introduction of the Cloud Computing Solution, an additional ten thousand textile consumer products can be traced from the product level all the way down to the chemical supplier (known as Tier 3).
As a result, BLUESIGN, with its partners, is responsible for a considerable portion of all detox efforts in the industry, which results in the consumer being able to wear textile products that are increasingly being manufactured responsibly.
The Input Stream Management approach from BLUESIGN has become the recognized solution and is used in diverse initiatives as the basis for chemical management. BLUESIGN sets the benchmark for sustainable production in the industry with the bluesign® SYSTEM solution. The number of partner companies is increasing yearly, including worldwide fashion, outdoor, and athletic brands, and manufacturers clothing and apparel, as well as important chemical manufacturers and textile producers. Over 600 companies already use bluesign® SERVICES to increase their sustainability performance. And thus also their competitive advantage. They have avowed themselves to environmental responsibility and demonstrate that people and the environment matter to them.

As a solution provider, BLUESIGN acts as an independent verifier to ensure trust and transparency. We support the industry in its efforts to improve its sustainable processes, step by step.


bluesign® Know-how

Behind BLUESIGN stand people, who, through their personal commitment to environmentally sound textiles, strive to make the world a safer and better place.

Chemists, engineers and technical specialists from different sectors make up our BLUESIGN team. Our professional experience and areas of competency are varied and are ideally supplemented by our common drive to motivate the textile industry to act sustainably.
Protect the good and make the best better – that is the Swiss spirit for which BLUESIGN is noted today. It inspired an international team of experts from more than 80 specialties to work together at BLUESIGN. They accompany partners throughout the world in using fewer hazardous chemicals in resource-improving processes.

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Bluesign is not just about sustainable solutions for industry and brands — together we actively try to make the world a better place. Would you like to be part of our Bluesign community? We are always looking for qualified colleagues.
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BLUESIGN is integrated in a joint network of stakeholders. While BLUESIGN provides a range of extensive services, the joint effort of all our partners is necessary to reduce the industry’s impact on people and the environment and to drive the industry toward resource-conserving manufacturing of consumer products.


Stakeholder commitment is a continuous and integral part of our everyday business practices. Whether the further development of chemical management or expansion of our criteria for responsible production, the commitment of our partners and other experts is essential.


SGS, the world’s leading inspection, audit, and certification company and bluesign technologies decided in 2008 to work together to further develop bluesign® SERVICES and the independent bluesign® SYSTEM solution. This partnership allows further access to the extensive and globally established SGS network and guarantees a constant and reliable partnership for all stakeholders.


bluesign technologies is led by a dynamic group of individuals with many years of experience in the textile and chemical industries. The management uses its experience and expertise to enhance the manufacturing processes of its customers while cultivating a positive movement toward sustainability in the textile industry.

Corporate responsibility at bluesign

As a solution partner for companies, BLUESIGN works by example along the textile production and supplier chain. We profess our conviction to sustainable and responsible business actions. We are obligated to achieve more value for our partners, employees and investors in acting for the well-being of people and the environment.


Integrity lies at the heart of BLUESIGN. The trust that we inspire in our customers and stakeholders is the key to our success as an organization and as individuals.

As the leading service provider in our industry, we hold ourselves to the highest standard of professional behavior and adhere to the SGS Code of Integrity along with the values that are shared throughout our organization, our businesses and our affiliates.
We are committed to a culture where issues of integrity and professional ethics can be raised and discussed openly. Guidance and support are available to help employees and other stakeholders acting on behalf of or representing our organization to understand the Code and to help them make the right decision when faced with an ethical dilemma.

To learn more about the Code of Integrity

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As a service provider and consulting firm, we protect the interests of our partners, handle data entrusted to us with utmost care and use the latest technology to prevent any misuse as much as possible.

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