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Bluesign Expands Services to Reduce Textile Sector’s Environmental Impact

Bluesign is rolling out new tiered service offerings aimed at strengthening its capabilities as a full-service sustainability solutions system for the textile value chain and expanding into the workwear, corporate wear, home textile and footwear segments.

As the textile industry continues to figure out how to deal with evolving regulations, increased consumer and stakeholder pressure to meet sustainability goals, and the lack of verified data, Bluesign has updated its service offerings to help brands, manufacturers and chemical companies to better understand and manage their value chains. The new initiatives expand Bluesign’s core competencies of reducing impact across the supply chain, providing reliable, third-party verified data, mitigating the use of hazardous chemicals through input stream management and replacing substances with Bluesign approved chemistry.

Bluesign’s high value services are available for all companies willing to reduce the impact of their value chain without compromising on quality. With a team of experts in chemical management, process know-how, worker health and safety, sustainability and environmental sciences, Bluesign has been offering a best-in-class suite of services under system partnership for more than 20 years.

Bluesign’s extended system partnership services include new data and impact services for brands and manufacturers. These tiered service packages provide expanded capabilities that enable brands to actively monitor and manage their supply chain through Bluesign verified impact data, covering the critical measures of water consumption, energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, chemical consumption and waste.

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Data services allow brands and manufacturers to access data from their supply chain and give a snapshot of their impact. Through the impact service package, companies are provided this data plus a foundational assessment of overall performance and a detailed analysis of its suppliers.

The new impact service enables manufacturers to present their achievements in impact reduction and their success in resource management. The tiered packages will allow companies to incrementally implement Bluesign’s services with the ultimate goal of attaining full system partnership, which includes company-specific action plans.

At all service levels, a yearly impact report or dashboard is provided. Access to this data enables accurate analysis for decision-making and reporting internally and externally.

“Over Bluesign’s 20-year history, the company has provided unprecedented leadership in eliminating hazardous chemicals and creating unique roadmaps for its system partners to continually improve its processes,” Bluesign CEO Daniel Rufenacht said. “The deadline to reach carbon neutrality and achieve the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals is fast-approaching, and Bluesign’s new vision and strategy will help to accelerate progress in reducing impact. Our focus over the last year has been on expanding our expertise to accelerate toward producing more responsibly without compromising on quality and performance. We also call on companies outside of the textile and apparel industry to incrementally clean up their practices by sourcing their custom corporate clothing from Bluesign system partners.”

The Bluesign System eliminates harmful substances from the start of the manufacturing process, and sets and controls standards for environmentally friendly and safe production. This not only ensures that the final textile product meets stringent consumer safety requirements worldwide, but also gives consumers confidence in purchasing responsibly produced products.