Benetton is appointing certified third party laboratories to conduct investigations on the water effluents of facilities involved in wet processes. In order to achieve a deeper vision of the general situation and for a better understanding of the suppliers’ responsibility, the water tests always include sampling in three crucial points:

  • Raw Waste Water (RWW): sampled at the end of the production line, tested for all Chemical Groups listed in the Detox Programme Guideline and in the 2016 ZDHC Wastewater Guideline.
  • Incoming Water (InW): sampled at the water sourcing point, tested in case of findings on RWW and focused on found Groups
  • Treated Waste Water (TWW): sampled at the exit of the Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP), to test General Chemicals.