SGS, a globally renowned lab for testing, inspection and certification procedures, has developed a copyrighted 4C model, to implement an effective chemical management programme to protect human health and the environment from the harm caused by hazardous chemicals in the textile processing industry.
To facilitate the industry in its proper understanding and implementation, SGS is organising a webinar on 28 September to discuss assessment of chemical management in the textile manufacturing industry using the 4C model.
The 4C model consists of four sections – commitment, competence, critical point control and comprehensive system. The first phase – commitment – allows top management to assess the company’s chemical management scenario and identify the risks attached.
Competence involves establishment of a specific team responsible for chemical management within the organisation. Third phase – critical point control – is classified as Input (raw materials and chemicals).
This is followed by the establishment of a comprehensive system – the top tier of 4C model – which can improve efficiency and reduce error rates regarding hazardous chemicals.
The systematic 4C tool leads to a deeper understanding of the supply chain performance data, assists with improved chemical management, sustainability goals and responsible sourcing. This will allow for improved future planning for buyers and suppliers.
The 4C Model allows for self-assessment of supply chain systems to avoid miscommunications and disruptions, typically assisting with deployment of Zero Discharge policies.
Eric Wang, Technical Innovation Manager at Global Softlines, will be the presenter for the event, enriching with his expertise in development and implementation of innovative sustainability and chemical management solutions.
The webinar is aiming at senior management teams of brands and retailers, sustainability/EHS (Environmental Health and Safety) and compliance managers.
The agenda includes presentation of the systematic tool and discussions on case studies in lieu of the benefits of the 4C model.
Follow the link, mentioned below, for registration to the webinar: https://www.sgs.com/en/events/2021/09/introduction-to-the-4c-model-of-chemical-management-performance-benchmarking-and-improvement