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Talking strategy: John Murphy of Huntsman discusses the restriction of hazardous chemicals in the global apparel supply chain
published in Issue 27, 3rd quarter 2014
Growing concern over the discharge of hazardous chemicals into the world's waterways has put major apparel and footwear brands under pressure to reduce their environmental footprint. In 2011 several of the world's major apparel and footwear brands teamed up to establish the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Group, and members of the group have committed to helping the textile and apparel industry worldwide to move towards the zero discharge of hazardous chemicals by 2020. In order to achieve this, the group has released a Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) and is closely monitoring supply chain processes and outputs. However, several complications lie in the lack of standardisation in manufacturing processes and differences in environmental legislation around the world. In this edition of "Talking strategy", John Murphy of Huntsman Textile Effects - a leading supplier of dyes and chemicals to the textiles industry - comments on the key challenges faced by the global apparel supply chain in restricting the use of hazardous chemicals and in reducing water and energy consumption levels. Also, he discusses the progress achieved by the ZDHC to date and provides an outlook for the future.
Global Apparel Markets provides intelligence, analysis and insight on the global apparel and fashion industries.
What's in it? Each issue contains data and expert analysis on key industry topics, including: artificial intelligence (AI); augmented reality (AR); consumer expenditure; corporate social responsibility (CSR); cotton; denim; environmental sustainability; fibres; imports and exports; key geographical markets; labour law; product innovations; regulation; retail; sourcing; strategy; supply chains; and trade and trade policy.
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An annual subscription to Global Apparel Markets is a cost-effective way to keep informed about trends and developments in the global apparel and fashion industries. Subscriptions are available in printed and/or digital formats. Printed and digital subscribers receive each issue in printed format in addition to a digital PDF file, which is available immediately on publication. Subscribers also receive a complementary digital subscription to Global Apparel Update, delivered directly by email once a month. This free supplement contains essential information on business news and the latest product developments.
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