RSL failures can be a costly burden for many manufacturers and it can damage relationships with brands and retailers. Without an effective chemical management system (CMS), it is likely manufacturers of material and/or product will experience compliance (RSL) issues relating to chemical failures. This will most likely be in highly regulated jurisdictions (Europe and the US as examples) or with brand/retailer customers with strict chemical compliance specifications; and as such, the demand to provide visibility on how chemicals are managed is increasingly more apparent.
Through the Chem-MAP® programme; Eurofins | BLC can support manufacturers in the identification and correction of RSL failures and support in the development and implementation of a robust Chemical Management System that can be used to manage all chemical inputs in materials and manufactured products effectively and responsibly.
Chem-MAP® prevents harmful chemicals from entering the leather, textile and synthetic materials supply chain, protecting workers, consumers, and the environment. Chemical companies, materials manufacturers, brands and retailers achieve an internationally recognised award through one of three programmes in the Chem-MAP® family. Achieving a Chem-MAP® award signifies the use of responsible chemicals in the production of consumer goods. Chem-MAP® is the future of chemical management in leather, textile and synthetic materials supply chains.
The m-MAP Programme is a branch of the Chem-MAP family which is applicable to manufacturers of leather, textile, synthetic leather and products. m-MAP supports ZDHC goals and objectives and has been designed to provide manufacturers with developing the implementation of responsible chemical management in their supply chains.
m-MAP equips manufacturers with a range of capacity building tools including online training programmes, chemical inventory management, and chemical management audits of manufacturing facilities. Under the m-MAP programme, manufacturers can achieve Chem-MAP Approved Manufacturer (CAM) status.
The Chem-MAP® programme provides the following benefits to manufacturers:
If your company is experiencing RSL failures in leather, textile and synthetic products or if you would like further information on how to become an Approved Manufacturer of Materials through the m-MAP Programme, please contact one of our experts by email to email@example.com, telephone +44 (0)1604 67999 or complete the contact form at the bottom of this web page.
This month, the Chem-MAP® team have produced their final article highlighting MRSL chemicals such as Short Chained Chlorinated Paraffins (SCCPs), Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Halogenated Solvents, Chlorobenzenes and Chlorotoluenes. These MRSL chemicals can be found within the ZDHC MRSL CAS Chemicals list which the Chem-MAP® team can test to through...Published 28th May 2019 Read more