Verifying the Data

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Verifying the Data
Verifying the Data: CSR, Conflict
Minerals, Raw Materials
Randy Rankin, Vice President - Corporate Social Responsibility Services,
Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services
Malinda Salter, Director of Marketing, Hohenstein US
Xavier Vital, Global Environmental Services Manager, Innovation and
Product Development Manager,
SGS Consumer Testing Services - Supply Chain Assessments & Solutions
Joe Walkuski, CEO and Founder, TEXbase
Moderator:
Michelle Tarry, Director, Responsible Sourcing,
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
Verifying the Data: CSR, Conflict
Minerals, Raw Materials
Randy Rankin, Vice President - Corporate Social
Responsibility Services, Bureau Veritas Consumer
Products Services
Traceability for Textiles.
Textile Chemicals. Textile Products. Textile Factories
Malinda Salter
July 21, 2015 AAFA Nashville Traceability Workshop
Verification and Traceability
Certification
3rd Party Testing
& Self
Assessment
3rd Party Testing
Self Assessment
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Traceability in Tbextiles – A Complex Issue
One line of shirts, produced in one season, requires…
Thailand: 4 Factories
Bangladesh: 7 Factories
China: 31 Factories
Peru: 1 Factory
Germany: 1 Factory
Portugal: 1 Factory
The DR : 1 Factory
Sri Lanka: 1 Factory
USA: 1 Factory
Turkey: 2 Factories
Italy: 10 Factories
Malaysia: 2 Factories
Egypt: 2 Factories
Switzerland: 1 Factory
Hong Kong: 3 Factories
Honduras: 2 Factories
Indonesia: 2 Factories
India: 3 Factories
Vietnam: 1 Factory
The OEKO-TEX® Portfolio
Chemical
hazard and risk
assessment
using the latest
data and
analytical
verification
RSL and
regulatory
management
Factory
certification,
aligned with
HIGG Index
and ZDHC
chemical
management
and MRSL
Consumer and
B2B labeling
system to
communicate
sustainability
performance
TRACEABILITY WORKSHOP
The urge of increasing environmental traceability in the
apparel supply chain
Xavier Vital
Global Environmental Services Manager
ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE
TRACEABILITY
 The level of pollution in sourcing
countries is alarming
 Increasing pressure from NGOs
 Local governments started enforcing
the regulations
 Industry trend to increase traceability
in the supply chain through
collaborative initiatives:
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CHALLENGE
Tier 1
Garment supplier
Tier 2
Material suppliers
Tier 3
Chemicals suppliers
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HIGG INDEX OF THE SUSTAINABLE
APPAREL COALITION
 Higg index Facilities Environmental Module is a self
assessment questionnaire to evaluate the
performance of suppliers
 Verification pilot launched in July 2015
 Changing the mindset from compliance type programs
to continuous improvement oriented programs
 Reduction of the redundancy
 Implementation of the Higg verification with several
brands/retailers and manufacturers
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Mapping of the supply chain to identify Tier 2 suppliers
Higg index self assessment questionnaire
Higg index verification
Performance improvement plan
Results are shared on Higg.org platform
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Documenting the Full Supply Chain at
Every Tier
Joe Walkuski
TEXbase
Simple Solution to a Complex Problem
• Documentation of the Full
Supply Chain at Every Tier
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Secure Communication through XTiers
• Knowledge Base and Secure System
to Track and Trace Information
Throughout the Entire Business
Process and Supplier Ecosystem
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Prescriptions for Success
1. Embrace and Evangelize Traceability, Transparency
and Convergence
2. Map and Direct the Supply Chain
3. Integrate Compliance Throughout the Business
4. Establish a Central Repository of Compliance Data
that Spans Departments and Supply Chains
5. Transition from Reactive to Proactive
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