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bluesign launches the roadmap to the DPP

Marking a significant step towards increased transparency and sustainability in the textile industry, bluesign® has launched the ‘Digital Product Passport (DPP) & bluesign® Roadmap dinner’ in collaboration with the Switzerland Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SBCCI) at a hotel in Dhaka on 4 March.

At the event, bluesign® global and local leadership, Daniel Rüfenacht, CEO, bluesign® presented the ‘Road to DPP.’ Followed by the keynote speech by Katharina Verena Mayer, Regional Director and Md. Shahan Reza, Country Manager, Bangladesh, bluesign® hosted the event. In addition, members from SBCCI, Switzerland embassy members, representatives from global brands and textile and apparel industry people were present. Welcome speech was delivered by Mr. Abdur Rashid, President, SBCCI & Managing Director, SGS. Saad Omar Fahim, Secretary General of SBCCI & Director Clarichem received the guest at the event.

In the ‘Road to DPP’ presentation Daniel Rüfenacht said, “Before the fashion industry stakeholders had a habit of pushing the sustainability topic to others shoulder. Now, as the European Union (EU) will implement new legislation requiring batteries and textiles to have a digital product passport (DPP) in place very shortly.” “Thus, the traceability and verified impact data in the fashion value chain will gain momentum.”

“In addition, as the second largest readymade garment (RMG) exporting country, this innovative initiative aims to empower stakeholders across the clothing supply chain with ‘traceable and verifiable data’ on the environmental and social impact of garments produced in Bangladesh.”

“Sustainability is a buzzword in textiles. For more than 20 years we have been in the textile industry and have taken our responsibility. Not only to talk but to do it. As a part of the industry, we will be accountable for the environment. We, bluesign® advise and help the sector, not only the manufacturers, not only in the end process but from the beginning through the entire value chain,” added the bluesign® CEO.

bluesign® leaders highlighted that this collaboration between bluesign® and SBCCI is expected to positively impact Bangladesh’s textile industry, nurturing a more responsible and transparent production environment.

As for Benefits for Manufacturers, they will receive an In-Depth Annual Impact Report. This will aid in gaining detailed insights into manufacturing operations, including a breakdown of resource consumption (energy, water, chemicals), and emission data, encompassing your CO2 footprint. Moreover, the Roadmap will maximize efficiency and cut costs. bluesign® identifies improvement opportunities in factory facilities, providing resource-saving guidance that not only enhances sustainability but also leads to significant cost savings.

Katharina Verena Mayer said, “Working with bluesign® means you are having your data verified by us, as a trusted third party, rather than self-declared. Mainly primary data and secondary data from facilities, processes, and materials should be analyzed by industry experts to prepare structured information. End of the day, information should be properly used in writing different sustainability reports.”

Katharina added, “Get prepped for the DPP and start by concluding solid impact number consolidation verified by bluesign® technologies.” In this context, she extended a special offer on bluesign impact services to the industry and already welcomes the forerunners.”

Md. Shahan Reza, Country Manager, Bangladesh, bluesign® thanked everyone for joining the session. For more please contact shahan_reza@bluesign.com

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