There are some fundamental recommendations that global textile and leather companies can implement to address sustainability in the supply chain:
- Plan a long-term sustainable strategy.
- Develop a proactive stance and demonstrate willingness to invest in the future by implementing sustainable supply chain practices.
- Communicate goals throughout all levels of the supply chain and leave no one behind.
- Bring key suppliers on board and create sample strategy. This step will help you in the scheduling and budgeting process.
STEP 2: Supply chain transparency
To fulfil the ambitious ZDHC plan–or to understand how far your company is from implementing it – you must get a closer look at the supply chain. Only then can improvements be identified, corporate guidelines be developed, and alternative solutions be processed. To help, UL offers factory audits for a thorough assessment of the supply chain.
In addition, UL offers chemical management audits, as well as environmental audits focused on the most important environmental components including environmental management systems, management of air, water, energy, disposal of industrial and hazardous waste, contaminated ground/soil and ground water contamination.
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