Product quality


Key tools broadening the term to include chemicals and the environment

 

PRODUCT QUALITY

EU's rapid alert system
“The Rapid Alert System for non-food dangerous products facilitates the rapid exchange of information between national authorities of 31 countries and the European Commission on dangerous products found on the market.The system sends out weekly reports.”

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MADE BY's guide to textile wet processing standards
"Our Guide to Textile Wet Processing Standards provides an objective and comparative overview of many of the industry certifications related to wet processing.

The tool helps you to navigate the numerous standards and supporting you to select ones that best fit your individual goals, whether that might be energy reduction, hazardous chemical reduction, support in environmental management, labelling of sustainable products, or a combination covering several areas.

We developed this guide in collaboration with the managing bodies themselves and update the tool on a regular basis.”

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OR GO DIRECTLY TO THESE SPECIFIC STANDARDS:
>> BLUE ANGEL
>> BLUESIGN STANDARD
>> CRADLE TO CRADLE CERTIFIED™
>> EU ECOLABEL FOR TEXTILES
>> GOTS
>> GRS
>> ISO 14001:2004
>> NATURTEXTIL iVN CERTIFIED BEST
>> NORDIC SWAN
>> OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100
>> STeP BY OEKO-TEX®
Business guidance on phtalates – how to limit phthalates of concern in articles?
“This guidance should help you as a buyer to check whether you buy articles with the phthalates of concern, and it examines the requirements you must meet if you market these articles. In addition, the guidance aims to give advice to voluntary effort by helping you to get started with the process of assessing whether the phthalates of concern can be avoided. The guidance provides instructions on what you can do and how the necessary dialogue with your supplier can be approached. Also, specific examples of the various steps in the process are provided.”

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OECD Substitution and Alternatives Assessment Toolbox
"Welcome to the OECD Substitution and Alternatives Assessment Toolbox (SAAT) — a compilation of resources relevant to chemical substitution and alternatives assessments. Visit the four resource areas below to learn more about chemical substitution and alternatives assessments and get practical guidance on conducting them."

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SUBSPORT - Moving towards safer alternatives
“SUBSPORT is a free-of-charge, multilingual platform for information exchange on alternative substances and technologies, as well as tools and guidance for substance evaluation and substitution management.

The SUBSPORT web portal aims to be the first entry point for anyone interested in substituting hazardous chemicals, to support companies in fulfilling substitution requirements within EU legislation, as well as being a resource for other stakeholders such as authorities, environmental and consumer organisations, and scientific institutions.”

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