“The bluesign system is based on powerful partnerships, which fits Stahl like a glove," Stahl CEO Huub van Beijeren said. "We are convinced that the best way for the industry to achieve a sustainable future is via transparency and cooperation. By stimulating cooperation in the supply chain and via intense cooperation with our partners, sustainability will evolve as a positive consequence. Sustainability as a result of initiating transparency - this is Stahl’s ultimate goal and our business strategy is built around it.”
“With the bluesign system partner status," said Uwe Siebgens, group director Performance & Polymers, "we formalize our commitment to optimize management systems for environmental performance in the five key areas: resource productivity, consumer safety, water emissions, air emissions, and occupational health and safety."
The bluesign system is based on an applied practice called Input Stream Management. bluesign helps its partners to properly manage chemicals and to replace hazardous chemicals with safer alternatives. Partners include globally acting stakeholders in the apparel and footwear market, ranging from chemical suppliers to manufacturers and brands.
“[B]luesign involves the complete textile production process,” bluesign technologies CEO Jill Dumain said. “We thoroughly audit the applied components and processes to ensure their compliance to strict limits regarding ecological and toxicological properties and risks.”
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