How can training support brands and supply chains in implementing a system for the elimination of toxic and harmful chemicals in production? What are, in this sense, the feedback from brands and supply chains?

This has been discussed on September 7th at the ZDHC Progressing to Zero – Going beyond the foundations of Sustainable Chemical Management event. More specifically, the occasion is the panel moderated by Mariella Noto, Senior Implementation Manager of ZDHC, in which Fabiana Morandi, Environmental Sustainability Supervisor of Benetton Group, and Francesca Rulli, CEO of Process Factory and creator of the 4sustainability framework, have set out, respectively, the positions of the brands and those of a service provider that has always been accompanying the fashion supply chain in the implementation of concrete sustainability projects.

The 4s Chem system

With our 4s Chem protocol, we’ve been supporting for years brands and supply chains in implementing the ZDHC roadmap,” said Rulli. “Training is a key driver to accompany companies on this jouney naturally aimed to excellence, it is the first step to create knowledge and culture, to encourage collaboration among different functions, to support companies in improving processes.

I’m referring to a set of activities – projects and continuous training – which allow to measure results and progress, improving the transparency of the entire value chain. All corporate responsibilities are involved to obtain increasingly qualifying performance: from product development to purchasing, to supplier and stock management … With 4s Chem – and its total alignment with ZDHC – we want to differentiate ourselves from one-off solutions that don’t make it possible to grow over time“.