Future Proofing Business for Chemical Risk
The effective management of product safety is a vital component to the integrity and sustainability of any successful global brand. The product safety landscape is rapidly evolving with global regulations controlling the safety of retailed consumer products and their associated supply chain increasing significantly in recent years. Additional influencers such as NGO campaigns, where toxic chemistry is a key agenda item, are also driving change.
A proactive approach to product safety ensuring that global regulations and NGO expectations are met is key for a brand to avoid exposure and associated consequences such as reputational damage and litigation.
Effective management of restricted chemicals within a value chain containing many tiers of supplier requires significant resource and specialist knowledge around chemistry.
“A proactive approach to product safety ensuring that global regulations and NGO expectations are met is key”
BLC has a specialist team of chemists and regulatory experts that work with all tiers of the leather supply chain and can support around chemical management to ensure that suppliers are compliant to the increasing demands relating to hazardous chemicals.
At BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd, we can help to ensure that wherever you sit in the supply chain you are confident with managing chemical risk. Specific services include training and education, setting relevant and current chemical content specifications, legislation updates, NGO engagement advice and specific programme support (such as ZDHC) and supplier risk mapping around chemical inputs. We can support with replacement of upstream hazardous chemistry and design testing and due diligence programmes to suit your business and manage risk.