Academy services - Bluesign

Consultancy

bluesign® ACADEMY has extensive expertise covering technical, safety and sustainability aspects. We address suppliers through the entire textile supply chain from chemical suppliers over textile manufacturers to brands. In a rapidly changing industry with ever emerging new regulatory and sustainability requirements, high quality coaching can make the difference. All services can be customized to a specific level of knowledge and degree of detail. Feel free to get in touch … also for topics that you may not find in this flyer.


Sustainability strategy and reporting

In the last decade, the number of companies worldwide disclosing their sustainability practices has increased significantly. This is not only driven by new laws and regulations (e.g., the upcoming European Union Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive, short: EU CSRD) but also by the growing awareness of financial decision makers that environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects seriously impact financial performance and corporate value generation.

Sustainability reporting methodologies are complex, dynamic and require a high-level understanding of corporate activities. A sustainability strategy with impact analyses, risk management process and verified data is imperative to deliver an accepted sustainability report. The bluesign ACADEMY can help a business to accurately prepare and validate its environmental claims and to rise above the tide of ‘greenwashing’.

With sustainability reporting now being widely adopted, companies that are not yet working on their disclosures risk being left behind.

bluesign can help you develop a thorough sustainability strategy according to recognized standards like the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) or the ESRS (European Sustainability Reporting Standard).


Product Stewardship Services

Product Stewardship (PS) is the act of taking responsibility for manufactured products and reduction of the environmental, health and safety impacts of those products. Meeting the increasingly stringent product safety and sustainability demands of regulatory bodies, consumers, brands, and manufacturers can only be achieved with a PS program. Closing gaps in product stewardship builds trust with your customers and opens the door for high level certification schemes.

The bluesign ACADEMY’s product stewardship service includes chemical hazard assessment, classification of chemicals, Safety Data Sheet authoring and restricted substance management.


Product Carbon Footprint calculation (PCF) calculation for chemical products, textile materials and trims

What greenhouse gas emissions are associated with your product along its life cycle? Being able to answer this question has become increasingly important as we face the global challenge to cut CO2 emissions and to head towards a net zero society. Producing a Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) is an essential step towards transparent reporting. Calculating a product footprint will enable you to understand the main factors impacting the environmental footprint of your product. It can be used to create supplier commitment and increase the credibility of your product’s environmental performance from a stakeholder perspective.

The bluesign ACADEMY calculations are based on a standardized life cycle assessment methodology.


Training

bluesign® ACADEMY has extensive expertise in technical, safety and sustainability aspects. We address the entire textile supply chain from chemical suppliers through textile manufacturers to brands. In a rapidly changing industry with ever emerging new regulatory and sustainability requirements, regular expert training sessions are important drivers to stay in the game. Feel free to get in touch… also for topics that you may not find in this flyer.