To achieve a stable and conforming product the responsible management of chemicals is a critical element of sustainable business practice. Compliance with brand restricted chemical requirements is now an essential part of material manufacturing and product supply. In addition, brands and retailers are increasingly concerned about the upstream chemical inputs into materials, and how they impact people and the environment.
Chemical failures in materials and components can have a negative impact on business both in the form of direct cost of recalled product, plus the additional resource required for corrective action. In addition, depending on the type and impact of failure, there is also a potential damage to brand reputation and value.
As the pressure and demand for a more holistic approach to chemical management builds, businesses are investigating the requirements and value proposition of an effective chemical management system (CMS) across their supply chains.
The complexity of the leather and textile supply chains can act as a barrier to the imposition of better practices and ultimately, the purging of hazardous chemicals from the supply chain. As we move further upstream, the visibility of suppliers decreases and, as such, the risk is greater.
Chem-MAP offers chemical management and verification systems for the entire supply chain:
With the Chem-MAP programme; our specialist team of chemists, consultants and regulatory experts will work with businesses to reduce the risk of hazardous chemistry entering the supply chain and, ultimately, provide robust management of the global value chain.
If you would like more information on how Chem-MAP works or if you would like to contact one of the Chem-MAP team to start your journey with one of the Chem-MAP Programmes email firstname.lastname@example.org or call one of the team at +44(0) 1604 679999
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).