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bluesign SERVICES for your sustained success

Responsible actions with regard to people, the environment and resources are at the core of BLUESIGN. Our efficient branch-specific services make sustainability simple and practice-oriented. Chemical suppliers, textile manufacturers and brands along the entire production and delivery chain benefit from the services and effective network we provide. By joining the bluesign® SYSTEM, you:

  • increase the sustainability performance of your products and companies,
  • minimize risks for people and the environment and thus your company’s risk,
  • optimize your profitability and save costs,
  • work within a network of the best in the sector while expanding your business excellence,
  • improve your competitive requirements,
  • build trust and a positive image.

Support for responsible and transparent production processes

Chemicals Change Management

BLUESIGN offers you active support for your product stewardship with its SERVICES and Cloud Computing Solution. The use of bluesign® APPROVED chemical products and materials increases the safety of products along the supplier chain. In addition, through networking and continuous examination of the individual process steps, risks can be minimized.
 

Traceability and transparency

The direct traceability of all of the steps in the production and delivery process ensures uniformity for chemical suppliers, textile and accessory manufacturers as well as consumer products brands, minimizes risks and prevents damages to a company’s image. The direct traceability of BLUESIGN holds each market partner along the textile chain to complete transparency in order to be able to fulfill the increasing demands on quality and sustainability in textile.
 

Information based on verified data

The on-site verification of data is BLUESIGN’s specialty. Paired with a supporting Cloud Computing Solution, this allows for greater efficiency, less risk and sustainable management decisions using the verified data information for Supply Chain Management.
 
Chemical Suppliers
Chemical Suppliers

Chemical Suppliers

For textile and leather chemical suppliers and traders, BLUESIGN offers an extensive range of Blue Step Services:
1. Guidance and consulting on implementing a best practice product stewardship
2. On-site company assessment to verify the product stewardship system
3. Risk-based third-party chemical assessment
The system partnership includes a comprehensive service package. This package provides communication support with trademark use, access to extensive applications within a cloud computing solution to get access to the supply chain and publication of your approved products on the world’s largest chemical positive list including ratings.

Manufacturers
Manufacturers

Manufacturers

For all kinds of textile and trim manufacturers, assemblers and converters of materials or ready-made products, BLUESIGN offers an extensive range of Blue Step services

1. Chemical inventory list evaluation and verification
2. On-site company assessment including evaluation of all risks and emissions, benchmarking resources, cost savings and environmental performance, chemical management system as well as recommendations and guidance on continuous improvements
3. Guidance and consulting on implementing the best practices in the area of chemical management
4. Access to the world’s largest chemical positive list for a proactive chemical change management
The system partnership including a comprehensive service package is provided along with communication support with trademark use for qualification of factory site and materials produced, access to extensive applications within a cloud computing solution to get access to the supply chain and publication of your approved products using a unique verification tool.

 

Brands and retailers
Brands and retailers

Brands and retailers

For consumer brands and retailers, BLUESIGN offers an extensive range of Blue Step services
1. Chemical inventory verification and chemical management in the supply chain
2. On-site company assessment including a road map to improve sustainability performance
3. Access to an extensive materials database and responsible manufacturers as sourcing support
Within the system partnership, BLUESIGN provides a comprehensive service package. This package includes comprehensive communication support with trademark use for qualification of companies and products produced, access to extensive applications within a cloud computing solution to get access to the supply chain and information based on verified data for full transparency and traceability.

 

bluesign SYSTEM – a sustainable commitment

The bluesign® SYSTEM is focused on people, the environment and resources. Through its comprehensive approach based on Input Stream Management, the bluesign® SYSTEM reduces the textile industry’s impacts on people and the environment, ensures responsible use of resources and guarantees the highest degree of consumer protection. The strictest criteria and analysis for on-site system implementation motivate companies along the entire value-added chain to improve their sustainability performance with BLUESIGN.

Minimizing risks

What makes the bluesign® SYSTEM so unique? Using Input Stream Management, environmentally damaging substances are eliminated right from the beginning. Other standards certify end products based on sample tests without observing the chemicals used in manufacturing. Moreover, the production conditions are unknown.
 

Within the framework of the bluesign® SYSTEM, all of the chemicals used are subject to a risk assessment based on the concept of the best available technology (BAT) and the manufacturer is advised on minimizing risks to people and the environment. The correct use of the chemicals as well as the protection of people and the environment are ensured during on-site implementation. As a result, the risks to the end user are reduced to the absolute minimum. The bluesign® SYSTEM is a chemical management system for systematic minimization of risk.

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Sustainable performance

Beyond the minimization or risk, the bluesign® SYSTEM ensures that system partners continue to increase safety measures when using chemicals, optimize processes with regard to resource consumption and adapt product design to reduce environmental burden. With that in mind, the bluesign® SYSTEM serves to improve the sustainable performance of companies.
 

Economic advantage

In the future, all companies will have to show their sustainability performance and prove that their business produces minimal impacts on people and the environment because consumers are showing an increasing interest in products produced in an environmentally friendly way.
 

Adherence to specifications is ensured while costs are simultaneously reduced by using and being part of the bluesign® SYSTEM. This is a true competitive advantage for chemical suppliers, manufacturers of textiles and accessories as well as brands.

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bluesign® SYSTEM PARTNERS

bluesign® SYSTEM PARTNERS meet strict criteria with regard to resource efficiency, work safety, environmental and consumer protection and exclude the use of the substances in the bluesign® SYSTEM SUBSTANCES LIST (BSSL) from their production process.
 

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The BLUESIGN system partnership offers a comprehensive, transparent and traceable service package for chemical suppliers and converters of textiles and accessories as well as brands. Interested?

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focus area

The bluesign® SYSTEM focuses on resources, people and the environment. Through its holistic approach based on Input Stream Management, the bluesign® SYSTEM reduces the impact on humans and the environment, ensures the responsible use of resources and guarantees the highest possible degree of consumer protection. The strictest criteria and the verification of the implementation of the system on site motivate companies along the entire textile value chain to improve their sustainability performance.

People
People

  • consumer protection
  • occupational health and safety

Environment
Environment

  • water emission
  • air emission
  • waste
  • soil contamination

Resources
Resources

  • energy, water, chemicals, raw materials
  • benchmark

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Sustainable success

A continuously increasing number of partner companies form the largest sustainable network in the textile industry. Together, they reduce the negative impacts of the textile manufacturing industry on people and the environment.

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Öko-Institut e.V.

Comparison of the European Ecolabel for textile products and the Blauer Engel for textiles using the bluesign® SYSTEM, 2012: “Based on the assessment of fulfillment of procedural and content requirements that a serious environmental label should meet, and based on the comparison with both environmental labels, EU Flower for textile products and Blauer Engel for textiles, the bluesign® SYSTEM can be highly recommended for reducing environmental impacts throughout the entire value-added chain of textiles. Particularly notably here is that BLUESIGN audits the individual businesses in the value-added chain and identifies potential improvements with regard to resource and power consumption, chemical use as well as workplace safety and specifies measures for optimization as part of its inspections.”

bluesign supports your communication

How do consumers recognize your sustainable product? How do market partners recognize your sustainably produced textiles, components or chemical products? The BLUESIGN symbol signals to your customers and the consumer that you act in a responsible manner with regard to people, the environment and resources. Efficiently and sustainably.

With bluesign® PRODUCT and bluesign® APPROVED, we have developed two labels that you can use effectively in your communications: With hang tags and affixed labels on the product as well as information about the two labels for online and offline communication.

bluesign® PRODUCT

If all of the components of a textile product bear the label bluesign® APPROVED and they originate from a bluesign® SYSTEM PARTNER, the product receives the label bluesign® PRODUCT. This ensures complete traceability for customers, partners and consumers.

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bluesign® APPROVED

If a textile component or a chemical substance fully meets the bluesign® CRITERIA, it receives the bluesign® APPROVED label. It may only be used in connection with corresponding information of the producing textile manufacturer. An important sign for your transparency as a textile manufacturer and/or chemical provider.

Bluesign® Assessment

Third party evaluation for ongoing progress

A bluesign® ASSESSMENT is an independent, systematic examination of data, processes and performance with regard to resources and the influence these have on people and the environment. It increases the effectiveness of your risk management and presents confirmation from independent technical experts. Moreover, branch experts provide solutions with regard to best practices and approaches for ongoing improvements.

Company assessment

The bluesign® COMPANY ASSESSMENT is offered to companies along the entire textile value-added chain in order to increase environmental performance and to minimize risks. This includes the preparation, the on site inspection, the evaluation of the data and the assessment report. Finally, the comparison of the evaluated current situation with the bluesign® CRITERIA allows for a gap analysis and the creation of an action plan with correction measures.
 

Chemical assessment

The bluesign® CHEMCIAL ASSESSMENT includes an effective risk evaluation of chemical products as well as an easy-to-understand classification system. By avoiding substances that pose a risk to people and the environment, and by consulting on safer handling of chemicals, the risks are minimized along the entire textile value-added chain.
 

Product assessment

By examining components and products within the framework of the bluesign® AUTHORIZATION, safety for the consumer and transparency of the end products are ensured.
 

bluesign® consultancy

We support companies with capacity building, risk control or by implementing sustainability strategies thus increasing the company’s value. In addition to standardized consultancy services, we also offer individual consulting as part of our scope of activity.

Excellent Data for Excellent Chemical Products

Product Stewardship is the act of taking responsibility for manufactured chemical products and the reduction of a product’s environmental, health and safety impacts.
 

It means a commitment to cooperate along the entire production and supply chain – as well as throughout the product lifecycle – with the aim of passing on up- and downstream environmentally relevant and health-related data and ensuring responsible handling of various chemical products. bluesign® is your trustworthy partner. We support you with our consultancy service for your Product Stewardship in order to comply with today’s needs.

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bluesign® academy

Knowledge has a particularly high value to BLUESIGN. It is only once we know how to improve the composition of chemicals, how to optimize their use or how we can use less water and power in the textile manufacturing process, that all of the components of textile products can be produced sustainably while effectively protecting people and the environment.

Shared knowledge and education

At the bluesign® ACADEMY, we collect know-how from all of the areas of expertise in the textile production and delivery chain. We look beyond the horizon to learn from other industries. By observing new developments and trends, we prepare solutions for the future. We network with experts in the science, research and business sectors, and maintain an active exchange with our stakeholders.
 

The main objective of our ACADEMY team is to share this knowledge and to make partner companies ready for an overall sustainable and environmentally friendly textile production. We want to provide valuable momentum and knowledge to further the well-being of people and the environment as well as the practical use of resources. To accomplish this, we make use of our proprietary continuing education offers, continuously develop our SERVICES and provide ongoing information to bluesign® SYSTEM PARTNERS.

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