The WET-PROCESS LIST includes the plants that generally are involved in “dyeing or washing” processes related to yarns, fabrics and finished products. Mostly they represent the 2nd tier of the supply chain and usually Benetton does not have any relationship with them. This is because they are suppliers of our suppliers and consequently it is more difficult to control them. The list considers only active suppliers that are located in several countries all over the world and it does not consider the occasional ones (those with annual volume less than 20.000 pcs.). Due to the complexity of the supply chain management Benetton will update the supplier list once per year. During the year, in fact, new collaborations may start with others, as well as some phased out may occur.
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With the goal of eliminating all dangerous chemical substances from the supply chain by 2020, Benetton Group will progressively publish data on the chemical and environmental inspections relating to the activities of its own suppliers.
Aligned with its Detox Solution Commitment, Benetton Group supporting transparency of information to the benefit of its customers and local production communities around the world, as of December 2017 published the data referred to over the 80% of its global “Wet Process” supply chain.
Recently Benetton decided to take a further step towards the environmental sustainability, joining the Sustainable Apparel Coalition and adopting the Higg FEM as additional tool for a complete evaluation of the wet process’ sustainability performance.
To turn to account the water test reports and evaluate discharges trend, a research has been developed in collaboration with the Department of Environmental Science, Informatics and Statistics of Ca’ Foscari University in Venice. The research involved 3 years of data from more than 100 facilities located in 10 different countries and provides all the data collected from the incoming, untreated and treated water analysis. It broken down by country and individual facilities, ranking them by a toxicological evaluation too.