The key component of our supply chain detox work is the negative list of chemicals. This documents all the chemicals that must no longer be used anywhere in the supply chain for our own-label textile brands. We use the ZDHC negative list because doing so creates a common set of requirements to be met by brand manufacturers and retailers, thus facilitating the implementation of toxin-free textile production. The ZDHC negative list covers more than the eleven chemical groups rated as hazardous by Greenpeace, and is regularly reviewed in collaboration with experts from the chemical industry.
The negative list of chemicals is enshrined in our «Guideline on the Use of Chemicals, Supply Chain Transparency and Quality of Textiles». Our business partners are thus obliged to adhere to this negative list and to switch to non-hazardous chemicals in their textile production.