What the Judges Said…
“CleanChain fills a growing need by manufacturers to understand what material inputs are being used in support of product development. To have transparently available data enhances supply chain sustainability while assuring that restricted substances are identified and managed effectively.”
Adec Innovations’ CleanChain is a software-as-a-service sustainability platform designed to help textile, apparel, and footwear industry suppliers demonstrate the use of safer chemicals in their supply chains. It aims to reduce the environmental, health, and safety risks caused by non-compliance with restricted substances lists (RSLs) and manufacturing restricted substances lists (MRSLs).
CleanChain has a centralized database of chemical information as well as reporting tools and dashboards that can be customized and scaled depending on a company’s chemical reporting requirements and business goals. The system can be accessed anywhere internet or Wi-Fi is available, and retrofits are done automatically for each new product version.
The platform includes analytical tracking, screening, integrated audits, and corrective actions. Using the platform reduces the costs and burden of aggregating supply chain data, and helps businesses better understand and reduce risks across their supply base, the company says. As a result, the platform can help suppliers deliver environmentally and chemically safe products, and help brands and retailers to make informed procurement decisions.
CleanChain can simplify the complex process of ensuring RSL and MRSL compliance by providing visibility into companies’ chemical inventory and usage throughout their supply chains. For suppliers, having accurate and complete visibility into their chemical inventory minimizes inventory overstock and avoids the use of out-of-date chemicals.
While many enterprise resource planning software platforms focus on inventory, supply chain, or materials, CleanChain has specialized chemical management support, the company says. Brands can actively engage with suppliers, and inquire about their active products through the platform. Brands and manufacturers can also access supplier profiles.
Currently CleanChain is used to increase transparency and advance the apparel and footwear industry toward zero discharge of hazardous chemicals. The CleanChain database has more than 20,900 chemicals and associated documentation to demonstrate RSL and MRSL conformance. The platform is used by companies in Bangladesh, Brazil, China, France, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Mauritius, Mexico, Pakistan, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States, and Vietnam.