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Zero Discharge Best Practice and Implementation

Identify issues and remedial actions to support the drive towards the Zero Discharge goal, with best practice and implementation services from SGS.

In an industry which annually uses 25% of the chemicals produced globally, it is imperative to ensure that chemicals are well-managed, risks are identified and discharges minimized. A well-planned, implemented and operated chemical management plan will help to ensure cleaner, safer products, safer working conditions and a greener environment.

When it comes to best practice and learning from mistakes, we are ready to support manufacturers and retailers in the textile and footwear industries seeking to meet the zero discharge goal to reduce the discharge of hazardous chemicals to zero. At SGS, we have developed a range of services to support your drive for success:

  • Root cause analysis
  • Chemical inventory solution
  • bluesign® bluefinder 
  • bluesign® blueXpert

Forming one component of our unique Trio Approach to the zero discharge goal, these services put our experts and their in-depth industry experience at your disposal. We can help you to:

  • Identify the root cause of chemical management issues
  • Address any issues raised
  • Develop a chemical inventory list (CIL), and verify it
  • Implement the bluesign solution to improve chemical management, and sourcing

Why Choose Zero Discharge Implementation Services From SGS?

Our global network offers unrivalled access to our textile and footwear industry experts, assessors and verifiers, ensuring you can access the zero discharge support you need at a time and place to suit you.

Contact your local SGS office today to learn more about our zero discharge implementation services.


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