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This report provides an update of recent developments in corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the global textile and clothing industry in the following categories: certification systems; company sustainability reports; factory health and safety; management of hazardous chemicals; measures to improve the sustainability of textiles; recycling; and water management initiatives.

Companies, other organisations and brands analysed in the report include:

Adidas
bluesign
Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services
Carpet Recycling UK (CRUK)
eBay
H&M (Hennes & Mauritz)
IndustriALL
Interface
Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP)
Nike
Patagonia
Sustainable Textiles Coalition
The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI)
The International Oeko-Tex Association
Trevira
UNI Global Union
Valentino
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Zoological Society of London (ZSL).

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Recent Developments in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the Global Textile and Clothing Industry, July 2013 edition
List of contents
SUMMARY
CERTIFICATION SYSTEMS
The International Oeko-Tex Association has developed a new certification system called
STeP
COMPANY SUSTAINABILITY REPORTS
Adidas has released its 2012 Sustainability Progress Report
HandM has published its Conscious Actions Sustainability Report for 2012
FACTORY HEALTH AND SAFETY
The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) has announced a health and safety plan for Bangladesh's
garment sector
IndustriALL and UNI Global Union have set out an agreement for addressing fire and
building safety in garment factories in Bangladesh
MANAGEMENT OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS
Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services has launched a service to help apparel
companies to meet the targets of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC)
scheme
The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) in China has implemented a plan to manage
the country's use of hazardous chemicals
Valentino has made a commitment to eliminate the use of hazardous chemicals from its
products and supply chain by 2020
MEASURES TO IMPROVE THE SUSTAINABILITY OF TEXTILES
A group of leading home textile retailers and manufacturers has established an association
called the Sustainable Textiles Coalition
Nike has entered into a partnership agreement with bluesign to improve the sustainability of
textiles used in the manufacture of its products
RECYCLING
Carpet Recycling UK (CRUK) has reported a 30% increase in the amount of carpet waste
diverted from landfill in the UK in 2012
Interface and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) have successfully completed a pilot
recycling project called Net-Works
Patagonia and eBay have launched a new garment recycling initiative for users of eBay in the
UK
Trevira has launched a new recycling initiative for Trevira CS fabrics
WATER MANAGEMENT INITIATIVES
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and HandM have signed a partnership agreement relating to
the development of a new strategy for reducing HandM'S water consumption

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