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 leather products. This Programme also helps brands and retailers work towards ZDHC goals and objectives as well as achieve ‘Associate Brand and Retailer’ status, which is awarded upon completion of the b-MAP Programme.
b-MAP provides a flexible approach to capacity building for responsible chemical management and ultimately positions brands and retailers to implement responsible chemical sourcing strategies within their material supply chains.
Benefits of Completing the b-MAP Programme
By completing the b-MAP Programme, brands and retailers receive the following benefits:
The b-MAP Programme consists of the following modules:
Module 1: 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:
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, Eurofins | BLC will provide the brand or retailer with:
Each company that completes the b-MAP Programme receives a score that ranges from ‘Engaged’ at entry level to ‘Advanced’ for companies with more developed chemical management systems.
The Chemical Management Audit is valid for 1 year, with annual re-audits conducted to maintain Associated Brand and Retailer status.
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.
To learn more about how your company can engage with the b-MAP Programme, contact Eurofins | BLC today for further information on how to get started. Eurofins | BLC Chem-MAP experts will guide you through the necessary steps and answer any queries.
Call Eurofins | BLC today on +44 (0) 1604 679 999, email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the contact form at the bottom of this web page.
If your company manufactures leather, textile and synthetic raw materials or finished products, your business can engage in Chem-MAP. Engaging with Chem-MAP provides your business with more than just a badge; Chem-MAP shows your customers and suppliers that your company is committed to responsible chemistry which protects consumers, workers and the environment.
Find a programme that works for your company.Become Chem-MAP Certified
Chemical companies can become ZDHC Level 1 or Level 3 approved suppliers by engaging with the c-MAP Programme. ‘Certified Chemical Company’ status is awarded upon the successful completion of chemical management audits, supply chain transparency and MRSL testing modules in the c-MAP Programme.
Join the m-MAP Programme as a supplier of materials or products to become an ‘Approved Manufacturer of Materials’. The m-MAP Programme provides your company with a structured award through the completion of online training modules, chemical inventory management and chemical management audits.
Brands and retailers can show consumers their commitment to responsible chemical management through the b-MAP Programme and achieve ‘Associate Brand and Retailer’ status. b-MAP supports ZDHC objectives through education, guidance, policy advice and supply chain management support.
Achieve ZDHC Conformance Level 1 through MRSL testing at Eurofins | BLC’s accredited laboratory to fully validated methods, that incorporate all MRSL listed substances. MRSL testing verifies the chemical composition of formulations to the ZDHC MRSL or customers’ own MRSLs for international chemical compliance.
Watch the Chem-MAP video to see how this new ZDHC approved MRSL verification programme is engaging all organisations in the leather, textile and synthetic materials supply chains to drive the use of responsible chemistry in the manufacture of consumer products.
Chem-MAP is a preventative system that protects businesses, workers, consumers and the environment, and rewards businesses that engage through certification, approved status, training and technical support. Chem-MAP offers three programmes which are specifically designed for chemical companies (c-MAP Programme), manufacturers (m-MAP Programme) and brands and retailers (b-MAP Programme).