Developing Chemical Management Systems for Brands and Retailers

b-MAP is a specially designed Programme within Chem-MAP® to support brands and retailers with implementing responsible chemical management in their materials supply chains for leather, textile and synthetic products. b-MAP provides a flexible approach to capacity building and ultimately positions brands and retailers to implement responsible chemical sourcing strategies within their material supply chains.

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Benefits of Completing the b-MAP Programme

  • An independent technical review of current chemical management systems
  • Help with developing a responsible chemical management programme and implementing this in the materials supply chain
  • Benchmarking and gap analysis against industry leaders
  • An action plan for improvement
  • Support to help them satisfy the ZDHC goals and objectives
  • Recognition of the company’s commitment to responsible chemistry by achieving ‘Associate Brand and Retailer’ status which can be used as a marketing tool to consumers

b-MAP Programme Modules

By completing the b-MAP programme, brands and retailers are improving their own chemical management systems in addition to influencing chemical management further downstream, providing greater supply chain transparency.

Get in touch to discuss how your business can develop robust chemical management through b-MAP:

Module 1: b-MAP Chemical Management Audit

The Eurofins | BLC Chem-MAP® Team will conduct an independent on-site audit of the brand’s or retailer’s chemical management systems. This audit focuses on chemical management processes and the effectiveness of their implementation in the brand’s or retailer’s supply chain.

The b-MAP Chemical Management Audit includes but is not limited to, areas such as:

  • Supplier Management
  • Material Procurement
  • Testing Programmes and Corrective Actions
  • Training of Staff and Supply Chain on Margins Chemistry
  • Auditing of the Supply Chain
  • Future Proofing

Module 2: Benchmarking and Gap Analysis

This module is designed to help brands and retailers develop best practices and implement chemical management policies through benchmarking and gap analysis activities.

The Chem-MAP® Team will carry out a thorough benchmarking of the brand’s or retailer’s Restricted Substance List (RSL) and Manufacturing Restricted Substance List (MRSL) against industry leaders, as well as best practice guidelines.

Upon completion of the b-MAP audit and benchmarking exercise, our chemical experts will provide the brand or retailer with:

  • A comprehensive audit report detailing key findings from the audit, as well as recommendations and actions for improvement
  • A b-MAP Score ranging from ‘Engaged’ to ‘Leader’

b-MAP Scores

Each company that completes the b-MAP programme receives a score that ranges from ‘Engaged’ at entry level to ‘Leader’ for companies with more developed chemical management systems.

b-MAP Level Score
Level 1 Engaged
Level 2 Progressive
Level 3 Advanced
Level 4 Leader

 

Re-Auditing

The Chemical Management Audit is valid for 1 year, with annual re-audits conducted to maintain your company’s b-MAP score.

Companies can increase their b-MAP scores through measured improvements in their annual audit.

 

Communicating Your Commitment to Responsible Chemical Management

Completing the b-MAP Programme gives your company the opportunity to demonstrate commitment to responsible chemical inputs into materials and products by communicating your b-MAP score to consumers and stakeholders.

Your company can also have its logo placed on the Chem-MAP® website.

 

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