Smart Solution for Textile Manufacturers & Fashion Retailers: Join the Chemical Management Revolution!
Are you looking for a fast, easy, accurate and cost-effective solution to cover your entire chemicals management process? Our new strategic partnership combines TÜV Rheinland’s global testing, auditing, and training expertise with the innovative chemicals management platform The BHive® – a ZDHC approved solution provider for the Performance InCheck Report.
The Challenge: Chemical Transparency in the Supply Chain
Ensuring product safety compliance has long been a complicated and time-consuming process – both for retailers and manufacturers along the supply chain. Plus, regulations keep expanding in scope, in some areas making retailers responsible for chemical safety. A lack of time, tools, knowledge, and manpower slows down the process of chemicals management and compliance. At the same time, consumers have become increasingly concerned with the environmental impact of the products they buy. With our new service portfolio, we help you overcome these challenges. It covers the entire chemicals management process from input and process to output – seamlessly and from one source.
The Solution: Digital Chemical Management
The BHive® is the smart, digital chemicals management platform for the textile and fashion industry. The mobile app allows manufacturing facilities to take smartphone photos of chemical product labels, and within seconds identify which products meet the sustainability requirements of many brands and retailers. Once uploaded to the desktop platform, the system automatically generates a full and accurate chemical inventory. Moreover, the user is able to create the ZDHC Performance InCheck Report through the platform. Facilities can then see which chemicals they should phase out – all at a glance. They can then share this information with their brand and retailer clients, giving them a full overview of the chemicals used across their global supply chain. In this way, The BHive® enables radical transparency and promotes the use of more sustainable chemical products.
Benefit From a High Performance Chemical Management Platform
As brands and retailers, you are able to access The BHive® database and thus obtain accurate data about the use of chemical products along your entire supply chain. All over a user-friendly, customizable interface that gives you the ability to easily and quickly view your complete supply chain performance, wherever you are.
At a glance, you’re able to see chemical compliance performance and note areas for improvement. You are also able to communicate your use of sustainable chemistry, in turn enhancing your brand image while ensuring your contribution to a more sustainable circular textile economy. The BHive® tool is currently available in Chinese, English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Turkish, Portuguese, Japanese, French, German and Italian – with more languages coming soon.
The Advantage of a Global Partner for Chemical Testing
Through our partnership with The BHive® and our new seamless approach, we cover the entire chemicals management process and offer all necessary compliance services from one source. Our vast experience in chemical testing enables us to examine any chemicals that have not been previously screened. In addition, TÜV Rheinland is an accepted service provider for ZDHC MRSL Level 1-3 certification and is ZDHC approved for wastewater testing in one of our many global facilities. We are also an approved verifier for the Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s Higg Facility Environmental Module (FEM), and an approved trainer as part of the ZDHC Academy. As a global organization, we offer local support teams that speak your own language.
Services for the Future
Be Ready for the Future
With TÜV Rheinland as your partner for chemical management, you gain access to innovative, yet cost-effective solutions, which are backed by certification and training capabilities. Together, we are able to provide:
- MRSL compliance certification
- Customized chemical inventory reports
- Ability to generate the ZDHC Performance InCheck
- Supplier chemicals management scorecards
- Global testing labs
- Wastewater reporting
- More customized solutions such as:
- Chemicals management training
- Capacity building
- Environmental and chemical onsite verification
We work with brands and textile manufacturers with and without ZDHC affiliation.
Choose TÜV Rheinland and The BHive® as your partners for future-proof solutions. For more information, get in touch today!
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