Benetton Group is applying the ‘precautionary principle’ across its global supply chain as it continues to make progress in the elimination of hazardous chemicals and screens for new chemicals. Respect of this principle is mandatory for all of Benetton Group’s suppliers and sub-suppliers. In particular, already as of June 2013 such suppliers and sub-suppliers were contractually required to use only APEO-free chemical formulations and to eliminate all PFC use. In applying the precautionary principle, Benetton Group’s Product Restricted Substances List (PRSL) and Manufacturers’ Restricted Substances List (MRSL) clearly restrict and monitor the use of the 11 initial priority groups and of other additional substances. The PRSL and MRSL are presently part of the contract signed by all of the Group’s suppliers and sub-suppliers.