The fashion industry is one of the sectors that is a major contributor to pollution in the world. The most critical factor is dependent on the chemicals, their usage and waste.
Chemical management is one of the key pillars for sustainability within the fashion and textile companies. Therefore, it is essential to understand the key pillars of a chemical management verification in your supply chain.
TÜV SÜD experts will go into the details of the different sections of a chemical management audit verification, focussing on the chemical inventory and wastewater plant and sludges.
Introduction of Chemical management. Why it is important and what are the most affected manufacturing stages
The chemical management audit: main parts and salient aspects
Chemical management audits some key examples
Dr. Benedikt Hendan
Product Specialist Chemical and Softlines Testing, Technical Competence Centre (TCC)
Dr Benedikt Hendan is responsible for supporting TÜV SÜD’s sales, lab and certification teams with his expertise in chemical safety and softlines testing. Daily, he provides information and training on legal regulation, standards and testing methods.
He is member of ISO, CEN and DIN committees for standardization of chemical testing on textiles, leather and footwear and for safety of children’s clothing. Furthermore, he is the representative of TÜV SÜD in several working groups of cads cooperation and other associations.
Benedikt holds a Doctor of Natural Sciences degree in Chemistry from the University of Paderborn, Germany.
Ms. Meena Mariappan
Technical Manager, Global Product Service, Research & Development
Ms. Meena Mariappan has more than 25 years of analytical experience with chemistry study background and worked in TÜV SÜD for more than 9 years. Located in Bangalore, India, she is involved in research and development activities in her present role as Technical Manager in Global Product Service, Research & Development.
She has travelled across Asia and Europe for internal audits, experience sharing programs, project executions and international conferences and is associated with national accreditation board in India. She has assessed more than 100 laboratories in the capacities of Lead & Technical Assessor ISO 17025:2017. As a Technical Certifier for TÜV SÜD Mark certification programs and an approved trainer for ZDHC Chemical Management System under ZDHC Academy, she has connected with textiles and leather industries, chemical formulators for Chemical Management System implementation programs and brand specific trainings to customers.
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