Regulation standards

Regulaciones

REACH REGULATION

The European Union’s REACH legislation is one of the most influential in the management of chemicals and hazardous substances. Since 2007, it establishes restrictions and obligations on the manufacture, import and use of chemicals, including those used in the textile industry. Updates to the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern can be found at https://echa.europa.eu/.

HIGG INDEX ENGLISH

Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC): The SAC has developed the Apparel Sustainability Index (Higg Index), a tool that helps companies in the textile industry to assess and improve their environmental and social performance.

PFA´S RESTRICTION PROPOSAL 2023

Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Sweden and Norway submitted a proposal to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to apply restrictions on perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) under the EU REACH Regulation.

EPA Upcoming PFASRelated Actions2023

In addition to the European initiative, the United States, through its Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is also updating its restrictions on pfa’s, especially in cases where they impact on water.