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Since 2013, Benetton Group partners with Greenpeace’s Detox Program in a joint effort to lead the textile industry towards the complete elimination of hazardous chemicals from manufacturing – both in the name of consumer safety and for the benefit of local communities around the world. For the complete text of Benetton Group’s Detox Commitment to zero discharges, please click here.
In the same year, Benetton joined the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group, with the aim of creating synergies to reach a common solution in the textile industry, avoiding solitary and ineffective initiatives.
Thanks to the interaction with other brands and to the collaboration born between ZDHC and Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), to further strengthened its commitment to environmental sustainability, in 2017 Benetton joined this organization too.
As happened in the 2016, also in 2018 Benetton has been confirmed among the leaders in the Detox Campaign as reported in the report “Destination Zero: seven years of Detoxing the clothing industry” published by Greenpeace. Benetton is one of the three brands that made the most important progresses towards the total elimination of hazardous chemicals. In addition to transparency in disclosing achieved progresses and results, the report indicates that Benetton stood out for the substitution of chemical substances with others having lower impact and for its capacity in monitoring its supply chain.
The excellent results and awards achieved over the years, turned the original participation in round tables into a real commitment to adopt the SAC and ZDHC programs. Both the organizations are making available tools: Benetton not only uses them to verify the activities of the wet process supply chain but it also asks to its suppliers the adoption of the same.