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Does the company have a policy regarding elimination of APEOs and Phthalates?
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Within the 11 PHC groups, two hazardous chemical groups, widely and deliberately used in textile manufacturing are targeted for elimination far before the final 01 January 2020 deadline. The Detox Catwalk evaluates the elimination status of these two initial priority hazardous chemical groups across the companies’ respective supply chains.

 

The elimination of any hazardous chemical must be supported by regular, credible, public documentation via a corporate website, and include case studies on the substitution of hazardous chemicals with safer alternatives, published, for example, via the online Subsport.org platform.

 

As a Detox commitment is a continuous process, companies need clear and credible intermediate targets on the elimination of hazardous chemicals (beyond the 11 priority chemical groups) and the introduction of non-hazardous chemistry by the earliest specific date possible. Responsible companies will act now and not wait until 31 December 2019 to eliminate their hazardous chemical use.

 


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Elimination of APEOs and Phthalates – Within the 11 Priority Hazardous Chemical groups Greenpeace has identified for elimination, two are widely and deliberately used in textile manufacturing. These are targeted for elimination far before the final 01 January 2020 deadline.