Swiss creator of the Bluesign System Solution for sustainable textile production, Bluesign will develop a sustainable chemistry index in collaboration with Sustainable Chemistry for the Textile Industry (SCTI) to develop a sustainable chemistry index. As per The Spin Off report the index will provide a standard guide for communication between chemical suppliers, manufacturers, brands and NGOs. It will enable stakeholders to assess the sustainability of textile chemical products while safeguarding the intellectual property of participating chemical companies.
The index will be implemented and managed by Bluesign as an independent authority having a holistic approach to helping companies throughout the textile supply chain improve their sustainability performance. The index will be reserved for substances that are transparent about the chemical’s circularity viability, greenhouse gas emissions during production, and the source of the raw materials. It will also require that the downstream use of the chemical is optimized, meaning, for example, that it promotes resource saving in textile finishing. Additionally, excellent corporate governance paired with well-defined environmental and social (ESG) goals will be a pre-condition.