Detox

Benetton Wet Process
 
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 2018 published the data referred to over the 80% of its global “Wet Process” supply chain.
 

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All Benetton’s suppliers involved in wet process have to conduct investigations on the water effluents according to the ZDHC Guideline, by appointing certified third party laboratories, as indicated in the Detox Programme Guideline.
 
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 following the indication provided in the “2016 ZDHC Wastewater Guideline“:

  • Raw Waste Water (RWW): sampled at the end of the production line;
  • Incoming Water (InW): sampled at the water sourcing point, tested in case of findings either in the RWW or in the TWW and focused on found Groups
  • Treated Waste Water (TWW): sampled at the exit of the Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP).
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    As member of Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Benetton adopts the Higg FEM as additional tool for a complete evaluation of the wet process’ sustainability performance.

     
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