Recently Archroma declared the launch of ‘The Safe Edge’, an online platform for instant access to product-related regulatory and compliance certificates and information.
As the public consciousness is continuously growing around the social, health and ecological impacts of human and business activities, the need for transparency and traceability in textile chemical supply chains has become vital.
The Safe Edge platform has been designed to allows brands, retailers and manufacturers of textile, fashion, packaging, paper, paints, to validate with just a few clicks the regulatory and compliance status of Archroma products, including regulations, eco-toxicological information and certifications, and brand requirements.
The Safe Edge covers standards, regulations and information such as air emission factors, animal origin, halal, kosher, plant origin, food contact, Blue Angel, bluesign®, Cradle-to-Cradle, chemical inventories, Composability EN 13432, conflict minerals, EU Flower/Ecolabel, GOTS, CONEG, ISEGA, Nordic Swan, Oekotex® Standard 100, California Prop 65, REACH, RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substance), Screened Chemistry, SDS, SVHC (Substance of Very High Concern), VOC (US), ZDHC (Zero Discharge Hazardous Chemicals), and brand standards (like Coats A&F MRSL, Decathlon RSL 2020, Jack Wolfskin RSL and The List IV by Inditex.
With the launch, Archroma continues to stress its leading role in driving sustainability in its industries, in line with its commitment to the principles of ‘The Archroma Way to a Sustainable World: safe, efficient, enhanced, it’s our nature.’
Archroma’s ‘Safe’ principle in particular is the core of the approach to sustainability, with the severely rooted goal to protect people and the planet with products that are safe to use, and safe to wear.
The Safe Edge is already accessible for manufacturers, brands and retailers in Europe and Asia, and will be launched in North America in September 2021, and in Latin America by the end of the year.
“We wanted to offer a step-change improvement in our service to all our customers and partners comments Carole Mislin, Global Head of Product Stewardship at Archroma, who is at the initiative of the project.