Well-known clothing brands accused of environmental pollution to save the planet
An independent analysis of the 49 companies in the production of branded apparel, environmental organizations found that 47 of them are associated with suppliers, polluting the environment. On 30 April 2012 from 49 brands went to negotiate with the union "green choice» (GCU), are interested in how the data are aware of the brand of clothing, there have their suppliers environmental standards.
A huge number of brand-name clothing manufacturers accused of dropping hazardous waste into waters of China.
In late September Association again turned to the discussion group of companies to re-check how things are in compliance with environmental regulations. As it turned out, only the company Nike, Esquel, Adidas, H & M, Levis and Burberry have introduced environmental management on suppliers of dyes for their products. 19 brands did not give any response, including Disney, Polo Ralph Lauren, 361 Degrees, Kappa, Macy's, Armani, Calvin Klein and Carrefour.
Trading house Armani in Beijing.
Several non-governmental organizations in the past year during the 9-month test was performed more than 6000 enterprises in the color of the tissues that presumably were related to environmental pollution. Also identified are the offenders that are relevant to 49 years previously mentioned brands. Among them are brand Marks & Spencer. As the local people who live near the textile factory paint Qing Mao Textile and Dyeing Ltd, working for the British brand, in the air always smells disgusting, and the children began to more and more cases of epistaxis and dizziness caused by the strong smell of dyes.
Moreover, there were evidence that the factory like this, not too concerned about environmentally friendly recycling process of waste water and pour it directly into the rivers, which are located on the banks of the Chinese countryside. Apply any sanctions to such factories only through company-customer, that is, through the well-known trademark. This has happened with Nike and its supplier, Kai Da Textile Ltd., Then held his own brand update and the greening of technology. Second buyer Kai Da, 361 Degrees, chose to stay away from the reform process.
Shop the largest British retailers Marks & Spencer in Hong Kong.
In the production of clothing is divided into four stages, and at the stage of painting used 85% water, 80% energy and 65% of chemicals in relation to the process. Because in China the legal framework on the environment, is extremely weak, and the water is a cheap natural resource producers absolutely no incentive to recycle or reduce emissions.
Kappa firm in Beijing.