OneSource Environment (BVE3)

OneSource Environment (BVE3)

BVE3 - ENVIRONMENTAL EMISSION EVALUATOR FOR SOFTLINES & FOOTWEAR

BVE3

INDUSTRY CHALLENGE

Concern over the presence of harmful chemicals in the environment is growing on a global level. This is largely because toxic substances are used in many manufacturing processes, especially when it comes to fresh drinking water and water bodies.
 
Under the close scrutiny of governmental and non-governmental organizations, international brands and retailers must cooperate with supply chain partners to:

• sustain controls over the use of harmful chemicals
• reduce such environmental impacts
• take aggressive steps to remove them from the supply chain

A full understanding of the adherence to control harmful substances, including the 11 priority chemicals, may not be provided by the present practices of a once-a-year water testing and/or screening of materials and manufacturing chemicals. Brands and retailers are searching for an all-encompassing sustainable solution that will enable them to have complete insight over their supply chain for ongoing improvement.

OUR SOLUTION

Our BVE3 solution addresses the challenges of how to better understand the hazardous chemical controls of your supply chain as a supplement to our Chemical Discharge Monitoring service. Additionally, BVE3 makes it simple to pinpoint problematic substances in order to stop the release of toxic chemicals.

• An additional IT tool to help reduce negative environmental effects
• By uploading chemical information on a monthly basis, a systematic method examines factories' ability to discharge priority or dangerous chemicals
• Avoiding the need for sporadic screening of materials, chemicals, and discharge
• The following features help to identify factories' potential discharge risk continuously
• Creates realistic waste water discharge scenarios for the hazardous substances contained in auxiliary chemicals, dyes, etc.
• Analyzes inputs with calculated output to determine the estimated concentration and amount of hazardous substances in water discharge
• Combines chemicals screening, testing, and factory audit

To quantify the effectiveness of your supply chain's chemical management and enable optimization, three indices are crucially created by the amount and variety of hazardous substances in the chemical inventory and discharge:

  1. Greener Chemical Usage Index. Proportion of declared chemicals that are known to be FREE of hazardous substances.
  2. Transparency Index. Measurement of the declared chemicals within the chemical inventory as well as the quality of the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
  3. Clean Emission Index. The level of hazardous substance free discharge during the manufacturing process.
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OUR BVE3 BENEFITS

• Unique: The first commercial model available that can systematically estimate the discharge scenarios of multiple pollutants for industry with wet processing
• Independently Verified: Sustainability thought leader independently recognizes platform
• Pro-active: A new and sustainable measurement methodology to evaluate supply chain chemical performance comprehensively
• Effective: Created based on current and authoritative emission scenario documents in the industry
• Continuous Improvement Enabler: Provide business intelligence for continuous improvement, enabling optimal chemical supply chain management
• Economically Viable: Reward best in class suppliers who demonstrate hazardous chemical usage improvement with lower levels of intervention and greater volumes

BVE3 UNIQUENESS

In order to help eliminate the discharge of dangerous chemicals, Bureau Veritas, a pioneer in chemical discharge monitoring, has long collaborated with numerous industries.
 
The first commercially available environmental emission assessor in the world that systematically assesses the discharge possibilities for diverse wet processing has just been released. The measurement and evaluation of hazardous chemical emission in support of their removal is essential to BVE3.
 
Together with the discharge testing, auditing, and testing of raw materials and finished goods services, BVE3 was incorporated as part of our supply chain sustainability management solution, enabling transparency, performance measurement, performance monitoring, and continuous improvement.

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