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Guidance Material for Suppliers and Factories

Our suppliers and the wet process factories are our most important partners on the path toward the safer production of textiles. We developed a number of information documents to support our suppliers in the process of substitution, which you can find here.

Supplier Tool Kit

In order to explain our Detox Program to our suppliers we have developed a manual. The Detox Supplier Tool Kit includes a general overview of the Detox Program, describes the process to become a Detox compliant supplier and clarifies all corresponding requirements for our suppliers.

Waste Water and Sludge Test Guidance

Waste water and sludge testing play an important role for the continuous monitoring. That is why waste water and sludge tests have to be updated regularly. Information on how to read and interpret the results of water and sludge test can be found in our information brochure REWE Group Detox Program Waste Water and Sludge Testing

Case Studies on substitution of hazardous chemicals

REWE Group has set up pilot projects with wet process factories from different suppliers and with various service providers to learn more about ways to phase out unwanted substances from the textile supply chain. The case studies on pilot project can be found here

Case Study: Pilot project with a garment manufacturer in Bangladesh
Case Study: PFC substitution with a washing mill in Bangladesh
Case Study: STeP certification by OEKO-TEX
Case Study: Optimizing bleaching processes to achieve higher efficiency and Detox conformity
Case Study: Improving chemical management to ensure Detox compliance in a Chinese dyeing mill

Chemical Fact Sheets

To give our supply chain partners additional insights and background information on the different chemical groups, we are developing chemical fact sheets for each chemical group. The fact sheets will provide information on potential risks and their environmental impacts. They also offer advice on how to find compliant and safer substances.

Factsheet Hazardous Substances
Factsheet APEO
Factsheet PFC
Factsheet Flame Retardants
Factsheet Chlorophenols
Factsheet SCCPs
Factsheet Heavy Metals and Metalloids
Factsheet Phthalates
Factsheet Organotin Compounds
Factsheet Amines
Factsheet Chlorinated Solvents and VOC
Factsheet Chlorobenzenes​​​​​​​


Discharge Data Reports

Our Discharge Data Reports are supposed to make our status quo more transparent, show what kinds of chemicals have been found in the production facilities of our products and document the progress we make with regard to the elimination of hazardous chemicals.

Discharge Data Report 2016
Discharge Data Report 2015

MRSL (Manufature Resticted Substance List)

In line with our Detox commitment, we are continously updating our MRSL and the process of phasing out non-compliant substances from the textile production processes. The respective method for the MRSL update is described here. Our MRSL can be found here.


Detox Information Brochure

Detox Info Brochure (chinese)

Detox Info Brochure (turkish)