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and communicate Restricted Substances Lists to assure the safety of the consumer, have a minimum impact on the environment, and popularize their efforts. STS provides integrated advice on ZDHC compliance and third-party testing results to Sustainable Measures Taken by Brands, Retailers, and Manufacturers 129
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further improve compliance systems, assess the supplier and its full chemical inventory, and provide advice accordingly. STS has been instrumental in the Dis- charge Data Report, which was recently launched by C&A, H&M, and G-Star Raw. It is a joint roadmap from a group of major apparel and footwear brands and retailers to help the industry towards ZDHC by the year 2020 based on the 11 priority chemical groups detected in wastewater discharge from textile manufac- turing processes. DyStar s Ecology Solutions Team supports textile mills, dyes houses, and laundries with ways to meet the demand for responsible and sustainable production, on issues relating to ecology and chemical legislation, and with recommendations for suitable products to meet the ecological speci fi cations of the Ecocon fi dence program. 4.2 Lenzing The Lenzing Group has published a sustainability report entitled Focus Sustain- ability Taking Responsibility for Our Business according to the Global Reporting Initiative ( fi bers/botanic/sustainability.html ). Lenzing is committed to sustainability through manufacturing environmentally friendly fi bers, such as Tencel, Eurocel, and Modal as alternatives to viscose rayon, whose production involves highly corrosive and toxic chemicals. For example, the mindset of consumers is to dispose of wipes in the toilet, regardless of whether they are fl ushable or not, which often leads to problems with blockages in public sewage systems. By using Tencel as a short-cut type, biodegradable, strong, and smooth surface, wipes are ideal for skin, prevent skin irritation, and have fl ushable characteristics. Environmental certi fi cates, such as the EU Ecolabel, Nordic Swan, and OK biodegradable from Viocotte or Ecocert, demonstrate the environmentally responsible production of Tencel. Eurocel is a new cellulosic fi ber combined with a European footprint, made in Austria (Sandler AG) in an environmentally responsible process. Production in the Europe translates into shorter delivery distances, which means reduced carbon dioxide emissions during transportation and thus a lower carbon footprint an approach toward near-sourcing. Additional advantages include improved product properties, such as improved volume, higher tear resistance, and reduced elonga- tion. Eurocel is certi fi ed through Oeko-Tex Standard 100, European Ecolabel, Compostable, Vin ç otte OK Compost Home, Vin ç otte OK Compost, Vin ç otte OK Biodegradable Soil, Medically Tested/ITV Denkendorf, US BPI compostable cer- ti fi cate, and Food Contact Compliance Certi fi cation to demonstrate its sustainable nature.
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