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Chemicals

Our garments are high-tech and subject to strict performance requirements. Chemicals are an essential part of the production of these fabrics, while we must have control over these chemicals used in the production and subsequent treatment of our products. We are actively committed to preventing the use of chemicals hazardous to the environment, employees, suppliers and the safety and health of our customers.

Chemicals are a prerequisite for producing waterproof, windproof, lightweight, and functional garments. Textile manufacturing also involves chemicals in processes such as dyeing, printing, and washing. Chemicals are a complex area, but we are committed to avoiding the use of harmful chemicals by opting for bluesign®-approved materials and suppliers.

Being part of the bluesign® system allows us to choose safe fabrics and suppliers taking chemicals management seriously. The bluesign® system is based on input stream management, that means it controls not (only) the end product or fabric but sets strict guidelines and restrictions for any use of chemicals, and thus eliminates hazardous substances right from the beginning of the production process.

bluesign® sets both a clear positive list as well as a negative list for chemicals involved that applies for all partners and production steps throughout the whole supply chain. This results in our Restricted Substances List (RSL, see herunder), valid for all our products and suppliers.

Harmful chemicals, if for environment, workers or end users are restricted or forbidden. And of course bluesign® guarantees us to always at least follow, but more often overgo the valid legislations for the use of chemicals in all our different markets.

Substances List (RSL)

We must have control over the chemicals used in the production and subsequent treatment of our products. We maintain a comprehensive checklist of the chemicals banned from using in the production of our products and which is updated each year. We follow national and international legislation and the latest research in our commitment to eliminating hazardous chemicals from our products. In addition, we conduct testing so that we can confirm that our chemical requirements have been met.

One of our most important undertakings in reducing our environmental footprint is to maintain constant focus on developing high-quality products with a long useful life. The longer the product life, the shorter its overall environmental impact.

For better dealing with the complex challenges concerning chemicals Bergans makes use of the so-called Chemical Group's knowledge and resources. The Chemical Group is a Swedish group at research group RISE which works to provide information about legislation and other relevant information to its 100 member companies in the textile industry. Having access to information about problems associated with chemicals and the environment is essential for ensuring that we can in turn make demands on our suppliers and for providing us with the opportunity to be ahead of any legislative requirements.



The Chemicals Group

Bergans makes use of the Chemical Group's knowledge and resources for dealing with the complex challenges concerning chemicals.

The Chemicals Group is a Swedish group at Swerea IVF which works to provide information about legislation and other relevant information to its 100 member companies in the textile industry. Bergans makes use of the Chemical Group's knowledge and resources for dealing with the complex challenges concerning chemicals.

Having access to information about problems associated with chemicals and the environment is essential for ensuring that we can in turn make demands on our suppliers and for providing us with the opportunity to be ahead of any legislative requirements.

We also meet other parties there who are involved in the textile industry and who are facing the same challenges as us on a daily basis, and we are able to share our experiences and tools.

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