hazardous chemistry adviceLeather production is a chemical intensive process and as the pressure regarding restricted chemicals builds, the need for brands to be able to demonstrate transparency on how chemicals are managed within their supply chain becomes increasingly more important. This is where experts in hazardous chemistry advice play their part.

A restricted substance list (RSL) is an integral part of most brands’ chemical management system; in today’s evolving regulatory landscape it is virtually impossible – and in many cases unacceptable – for a brand to function without one.  A restricted substance list, however, cannot just be a table of chemicals or a letter to suppliers; it has to be at the heart of a brand’s chemical management system with proper policing measures in place and robust systems to deal with chemical failures.

“A restricted substance list (RSL) is an integral part of most brands’ chemical management system”

Effective management of a RSL policy and compliance with it helps to ensure that brands are not placing illegal products on the market and ultimately will protect the health and safety of not only the consumer, but also the workers and the environment. In addition to this, there has been a rise in the activity of NGO organisations and the challenges that they pose are unavoidable; a robust RSL policy will help to avoid negative exposure and in due course will aid in protecting the reputation and brand image of a business.

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