AATCC International Conference
|Date:||06-Mar-2018 - 08-Mar-2018|
|Event location||HYATT REGENCY GREENVILLE 220 North Main Street
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Don't miss the specialist presentation given by Ben Mead, Hohenstein Group on the topic "Chemical Management and Environmental Assessment in Today's Textile Value Chain"
Advancing chemical management and understanding environmental impact in the world of contracted manufacturing requires in depth knowledge about the risks, impacts, and hot spots in the value chain. In order to effect meaningful change you have to also communicate performance and on going improvements. One way to do this is through supply chain assessment and verification of facility performance. This session will discuss multiple approaches available throughout the textile industry and how a system of tools could be necessary to address the needs of different impact areas. Through its ongoing work with their clients, OEKO-TEX® has designed many new programs to help companies address the challenges of operating sustainably in the complex global marketplace. The STeP by OEKO-TEX® program helps textile facilities manufacture in more environmentally and socially responsible ways. The program examines a facility’s chemical management, environmental performance, environmental management, occupational health and safety, social responsibility and quality management. As a leader in the textile industry’s efforts to reduce hazardous chemicals in the supply chain, the DETOX TO ZERO by OEKO-TEX® program helps companies comply with Greenpeace’s Detox Campaign recommendations. Also as a partner of the ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals), OEKO-TEX® reinforces its commitment to eliminating chemicals that harm people and the environment.
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