LAST UPDATED 26/09/2019
The on 10/10/2014 signed DETOX Commitment has been strategic for BESANI SRL during these years. (https://wayback.archive-it.org/9650/20200412184317/http://p3-raw.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/Blogs/makingwaves/Detox-70-million-clothes/blog/50703/)
We are proud to have taken a leadership role in eliminating dangerous chemicals from the fashion supply chain.
We were the first ones to believe that a production of “clean” fabrics and accessories was possible and we engaged ourselves achieving it, even if a lot of people were still sceptical. When some processes were technically only possible with the use of dangerous substances (Chromium VI, Heavy metals, Paracloroaniline …), we started looking to replace these substances. We welcomed other companies that gradually joined us and nowadays many of those processes are possible without eco-toxicological risks.
We made a bet that was not within the reach of everyone. We started from our production processes, trained our people, carried out internal investigations, sensitised, involved and monitored our suppliers and won the challenge.
Now we won’t let our guard down, but we will continue working in order to guarantee our customers, final consumers and the global community, that even the most innovative requests on the market are in compliance with the strictest existing standards, represented not only by DETOX but also by ZDHC and AFIRM.
We have also embarked on a path to improve management of natural resources and waste, being the other major challenge in the fashion world. Not only to ensure that the recycling of our products does not lead to contamination, but to preserve the availability of raw materials, clean water and energy for future generations.
We continue to challenge ourselves as responsible leaders, sustainable producers in fashion and change.
BESANI srl industrial culture is centered on streamlining and innovation of industrial processes to meet the quality and creativity demands of customers and consumers.
The challenge we are involved in, is the integration of the sustainability values in the view of BESANI srl and in production processes.
Eliminating all kind of dangerous chemicals, without setting a limit to the clients’ imagination or compromising the product quality, is certainly an ambitious challenge that only innovative companies, which rely on the best available technologies, are able to manage.
BESANI srl is a cutting edge company in the research for solutions of environmental impact reduction, so that we can offer our clients the best ecological, social and transparency standards.
This is why we decided to become a DETOX Leader, committed to the standards defined by the Greenpeace Detox campaign regarding the elimination of all hazardous substances.
BESANI srl has publicly signed the DETOX commitment http://www.besani.it/DetOx/tests/Detox-Self-Reporting-Template-22-Sept-2014-v3-2.pdf on October 10th, 2014 and assumed towards its customers and their consumers, the moral responsibility to observe it.
We will give public account of our progress in this section of our site.
In accordance with our DETOX commitment, BESANI srl has already made remarkable progress concerning the elimination of dangerous substances as defined in its M-RSL http://www.besani.it/DetOx/tests/MRSL_DETOX_BESANI_SRL_Feb2016.pdf.
We carefully monitor, through periodical chemical analysis, any possible and unexpected deviation from our commitment, so that we can readily intervene with corrective actions. From the beginning, the company has cross-checked and analyzed https://besani.eu/download/ all the 11 groups of priority chemical substances contained in its M-RSL and defined by the DETOX standard.
Our processes and products are free from:
|Brominated and chlorinated flame retardants
|Short chain chlorinated paraffins
|PFCs (Perfluorocarbon / Polyfluorinated Compounds)
|Chromium VI (CrVI)
|Lead (Pb) Mercury (Hg)
The selected products for the analysis, concerning the absence of substances, represent about 95% of the current company’s production. According to our commitment, BESANI srl will expand the covering to a greater number of products with the next analysis.
Click here http://www.besani.it/DetOx/tests/Detox-Self-Reporting-Template-22-Sept-2014-v3-2.pdf for our Detox Commitment.
Click here http://www.besani.it/DetOx/tests/MRSL_DETOX_BESANI_SRL_Feb2016.pdf for our M-RSL list of prohibited substances.
LAST UPDATE NOVERMBER 2018:
In line with our commitment for the elimination of all hazardous substances from our products and supply chain, BESANI SRL has adopted, starting from 15th November 2018, a new release of the DETOX Combined M-RSL.
Such new release has been developed in collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano University, reflecting the most advanced knowledge about hazardous substances and the best current technology in terms of testing limits and methods. It includes:
- a reclassification of the original 12 hazardous chemical groups in 21 groups, based on the conventions in use by ZDHC, AFIRM and the major fashion Brands
- a reclassification of the original 470 hazardous chemical substances in the 21 groups
- 191 new hazardous substances, introduced by ZDHC for formulations and water effluents and by AFIRM for product
With the adoption of the new release of the DETOX Combined M-RSL, BESANI SRL integrates the requests of DETOX, ZDHC and AFIRM and reaffirms its market leadership in the process of eliminating hazardous chemicals from fashion.
Click here http://www.besani.it/DetOx/tests/MRSL_DETOX_BESANI_SRL_Nov2018.pdf for viewing the last MRSL.
Click here https://besani.eu/download/ for all the analysis results.