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bluesign system

Managing inputs. Responsible actions.

The future of
manufacturing
wfsgi
Manufacturers
Forum
2/3.12.2013

bluesign technologies ag

Global solution provider for a


sustainable textile industry

bluesign technologies ag
bluesign system | 2013 | www.bluesign.com

Founded in 2000 out of an


industrial project
Developed and introduced a
systemic approach based on
Input Stream Management in
the textile and related industry
More than 200 system partners
worldwide
SGS as shareholder since 2008
HQ Switzerland,
Offices in Germany, USA, South
Korea, Taiwan, China and HK

bluesign technologies ag

Vision / Mission

Reduce the environmental impact of the entire textile value chain


and shift towards a sustainable production of products with textile
character.
Implementing a systemic approach based on
Input Stream Management with the goal
Eliminating substances posing risks to people and the environment
from the beginning
Responsible use of resources
Safety for people and the environment

bluesign technologies ag
bluesign system | 2013 | www.bluesign.com

Christian Dreszig, Head of Marketing bluesign technologies ag

Sustainable manufacturing
as a result of
Input Stream Management

bluesign technologies ag
bluesign system | 2013 | www.bluesign.com

Future Manufacturing

Safe and sustainable

Wenn die Preise uns vorgaukeln, die Natur sei unendlich,


rennen der technische Fortschritt und die Zivilisation in den
Abgrund.
Ernst Ulrich von Weizscker (*1939), german scientist and politician, author,
Co-President Club of Rome etc. and member of the bluesign advisory board

bluesign technologies ag
bluesign system | 2013 | www.bluesign.com

Future Manufacturing

Safe and sustainable

Manufacturing increasingly will have to anticipate on


resource productivity, eco design, input and waste streams
as well as recycling opportunities.
GDP the right measure for
welfare of a nation?
(ecol. footprint/HDI)
Decouple Wellbeing from
Resource Depletion?
shift of emphasis from
labour productivity to
resource productivity?
Efficiency and resource
productivity improvement
by factor 5?

bluesign technologies ag
bluesign system | 2013 | www.bluesign.com

Future Manufacturing

Chemicals Inputs

Manufacturing:

CO2 output
+

Use of hazardous chemicals


-> chemical management needed
bluesign technologies ag
bluesign system | 2013 | www.bluesign.com

Textile value chain

Lag of information and risk


knowledge

bluesign technologies ag
bluesign system | 2013 | www.bluesign.com

Chemical management

Risk

Risk = Hazard x Exposure

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bluesign system | 2013 | www.bluesign.com

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Chemical management

Hazard

Human toxicity

carcinogenicity
mutagenicity / genotoxicity
reprotoxicity
developmental toxicity
neurotoxicity
endocrine disruption
skin sensitization

Environmental toxicity

persistence
bioaccumulation
aquatic toxicity

bluesign technologies ag
bluesign system | 2013 | www.bluesign.com

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Chemical management

Hazard

Access to data base

national/international regulations on consumer safety,


environmental protection and occupational health
Data base and voluntary agreements within the chemical industry
pay software
public web tools / search engines
substances of concern listed in so-called Restricted Substances
Lists (RSLs) and Manufacturing Restricted Substances Lists
(MRSLs) of various retailers and brands

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bluesign system | 2013 | www.bluesign.com

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Chemical rating

bluesign bluetool

administration by
bluesign technologies

bluesign bluetool
Black
Chemical
supplier

Positive
List

Data
exchange

BAT/restrictions
Chemical products assessment
evaluation
rating
registration

bluesign technologies ag
bluesign system | 2013 | www.bluesign.com

Grey

bluesign
bluefinder

Blue

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Chemical management

Exposure

Workplace exposure special exposure scenarios

Environmental exposure

Chemicals production
Storage / transportation
Handling in textile production
special exposure scenarios

Waste streams
End-of-pipe solutions
mass stream balance, measurements, risk assessments

Consumer exposure

Exposure to skin
Oral intake
Inhalative exposure
systemic approach, risk assessments, intelligent testing

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bluesign system | 2013 | www.bluesign.com

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Chemical management

Exposure
Risk assessment by on-site inspection
Off-gas

Chemicals
Products
Raw materials

Workplace
safety

Waste

Water
Wastewater
Energy
Soil

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bluesign system | 2013 | www.bluesign.com

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Input Stream Management

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bluesign system | 2013 | www.bluesign.com

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Principles and criteria

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Overview EHS / CSR

EHS bluesign system

Resource
Productivity

Water
Emission

Air Emission

Consumer
Safety

Occupationa
l Health

CSR
Occupationa
l Health

Child Labour

Dormitories

Wages

Employment
Condition

bluesign applications

Web based tools for chemical


management

Evaluation and Rating by an independent third party


registration of chemical products
Publication on the bluesign bluefinder
Chemical sourcing tool as basis for
chemical management
Access to bluesign approved chemicals
Currently more than 4000 chemical products
available

Sourcing instrument for sustainable textiles,


accessories and trims
Access to manufacturers of
bluesign approved fabrics and accessories

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bluesign system | 2013 | www.bluesign.com

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bluesign system partners

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bluesign system partners

bluesign technologies ag
bluesign system | 2013 | www.bluesign.com

Responsibly acting party of the


textile value chain
Continuously improving the
environmental performance
Focused on sustainable future
manufacturing

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bluesign system

bluesign labels

who

components

products

manufacturer and
converter

Brand

label

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Managing Inputs

Risk based approach


Hazard data by cooperation with chemical companies
Information on exposure by using industry knowledge
Experts knowledge to perform risk assessments

Methods to cross-check the calculations with real situations

analysis of chemical components


Screenings /re-screenings of factory sites
Emission and working place measurements
Component analysis
Risk evaluation on final end consumer products

bluesign technologies ag
bluesign system | 2013 | www.bluesign.com

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Responsible actions

Breaking down complex EHS-issues to a manageable level


Implementing a chemical management system
Reducing risks
Indication of resources and cost saving potentials compared to
BAT
Full traceability in the supply chain
Keeping companies know how secret
Protect people and environment
Gain trust by transparency

bluesign technologies ag
bluesign system | 2013 | www.bluesign.com

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bluesign system partners

Chemical suppliers (selection)

bluesign technologies ag
bluesign system | 2013 | www.bluesign.com

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bluesign system partners

Manufacturers of textiles and


accessories (selection)

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bluesign system | 2013 | www.bluesign.com

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bluesign system partners

Brands (selection)

lululemon athletica

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bluesign system | 2013 | www.bluesign.com

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Managing inputs. Responsible actions.

Thank You

www.bluesign.com