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ST GALLEN - Textile chemical management specialist Bluesign has announced expanded services to help more brands, manufacturers and chemical companies reduce the environmental and social impact of their supply chains.

Bluesign is launching data and impact services to enable companies to monitor and manage their supply chain through Bluesign-verified data, covering water use, energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, chemical consumption and waste.

Data services allow brands and manufacturers to access supply chain data and a snapshot of their impact. The impact service package also includes an assessment of overall performance and a detailed analysis of suppliers.

These new tiered packages allow companies to incrementally implement Bluesign’s services with the ultimate goal of attaining full system partnership which includes company-specific action plans.

Bluesign is looking to extend its services to promotional clothing, workwear, corporate wear, home textiles and footwear in its efforts to help the industry comply with evolving regulations, and meet increased consumer and stakeholder demands on sustainability.

Company CEO Daniel Rufenacht said he wanted to "democratise access" to Bluesign’s sustainability solutions by offering them to all textile companies willing to reduce the impact of their value chain.

“Over Bluesign’s 20-year history, the company has provided unprecedented leadership in eliminating hazardous chemicals and creating unique roadmaps for its system partners to continually improve its processes,” he said.

“The deadline to reach carbon neutrality and achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is fast-approaching. And Bluesign’s new vision and strategy will help to accelerate progress in reducing impact.

“Our focus over the last year has been on expanding our expertise to accelerate towards producing more responsibly without compromising on quality and performance.

“We also call on companies outside of the textile and apparel industry to incrementally clean up their practices by sourcing their custom corporate clothing from Bluesign system partners.”

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