Videos on chemical management in textile production available

Global textile production is associated with the use of many chemicals that pose risks for the workers involved, the environment and textile consumers. Enormous quantities of water are polluted by chemicals, especially during textile dyeing, printing and finishing. As many plants are not aware of the relevance of responsible chemical management, the wastewater from such wet processes is often discharged into the surface water without treatment.

The Partnership Initiative Chemical and Environmental Management aims at introducing a sustainable and innovative chemical and environmental management in production units. By substituting harmful chemicals of wet processes, labour safety as well as environmental protection can be guaranteed.

In order to raise awareness to responsible chemical management, the members of the Partnership Initiative have developed three short videos on the topic of chemical management in textile production. The videos give an introduction to the topic and an overview over good chemical management processes.

We want to thank the following members for their support: Aldi Nord, Aldi Süd, BMZ, BSI, CITA, Deuter, KiK, OekoText, Orsay, Otto Group, Rewe Group, Takko, Tchibo und ZDHC.

Video 1: Introduction – Chemicals in textiles, why you should be aware

Video 2: Avoid Restricted Substances

Video 3: Safely managing chemicals in your production