RSL Compliance Assessment

Restricted Substance List (RSL) Compliance Assessment- STS assists Brands & Retailers in further communication and implementation of RSLs with Industry Partners.

The STS team’s chemical and processing expertise is available to assist in the communication and compliance assessment of RSLs for Brands & Retailers. STS provides general advice and guidance on the suitability of dyes and chemicals for compliance with RSLs and Manufacturing Restricted Substance Lists (MRSL).

STS also also offers advice on test methods and procedures in order to help Brands, Retailers and Industry Partners effectively manage chemicals along the supply chain.

Our STS team members have the necessary chemical expertise to support a number of chemical management protocols including:

  • Chemical Management Framework developed by the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) and the European Outdoor Group (EOG)
  • Hazardous Substances unit of the Audit Protocol developed by the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals group (ZDHC) and it’ MRSL
  • Chemical Management Guidelines of the Apparel & Footwear International Restricted Substances Management group (AFIRM)
STS has also worked with individual retailers and brands in running chemical management training seminars for supply chain partners in key sourcing locations in Asia. These have proved very effective in raising the level of compliance performance of the supply base.

The STS team also provide support with any of the chemical management modules like Higg Index Version 2.0 developed by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). If you would like to learn more – please visit our Chemical Management section.