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BVE3 Environmental Emission Evaluator

BVE3 solution addresses the fact that brands and retailers can have a greater visibility on supply chain

Business Challenge

There is an increasing international concern on toxic chemicals being present in the environment, mainly due to the use of hazardous substances in different manufacturing processes with specific concerns on water bodies and fresh drinking water. International brands and retailers, under continuous watch of governmental and non-governmental organizations, need to work with supply chain partners to reduce such environmental impacts, sustain controls over the use of toxic chemicals and proactively eliminate these chemicals from the supply chain.

Current practice of a once a year water testing and / or screening of materials and manufacturing chemicals may not be sufficient to provide full understanding of the adherence to control toxic substances including 11 priority chemicals of concern. Brands and retailers are looking for a comprehensive sustainable solution which can help them having a full visibility on their supply chain for continuous improvement.

Our BVE3 Solution

BVE3 solution addresses the fact that brands and retailers can have a greater visibility on supply chain, identifying factories’ potential risk on discharge issues on a more frequent basis. BVE3 is a supplementary tool to support the supply chain partners to reduce the environmental impacts, by providing a mechanism to understand factories’ daily and weekly discharge potentials. This avoids the sole reliance on one time screening of materials, chemicals and discharge. BVE3, as gap filling tool, works in combination with other traditional supply chain controls (chemicals screening, testing and factory audit) for greater visibility on ongoing compliance to the priority chemicals. Our risk matrix approach allows you to choose and use these tools in a most cost effective way. For industry with wet processing, BVE3 assists in constructing realistic discharge scenarios for the hazardous substances (auxiliary chemicals, dyes etc.) that are used along the manufacturing process and release to the environment (waste water discharge) from the factories.

Our platform is based on factories uploading chemical information to BVE3 on a monthly basis. From there, Bureau Veritas’ specialists analyze factories’ inputs and the calculated output results in the estimated concentration and amount of hazardous substances in water discharge. The number and the amount of hazardous substances in the chemical inventory and discharge create 3 indexes to help measuring your factories’ chemical management performance: 

Transparency Index: A measurement of the declared chemicals within the chemical inventory and the quality of Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

Greener Chemical Usage Index: Provides an indication of the proportion of chemicals declared under the Chemical Inventory List (CIL) used in the manufacturing process that qualify them as hazardous substances free (defined under MSDS)

Clean Emission Index: Represents the level of hazardous substances free discharge during the manufacturing process

 The different kind of reports in the BVE3 web platform allows you to monitor, benchmark and improve its supply chain continuously thus reducing environmental impacts.

 BVE3 reports also allow factories to perform self-evaluation and establish improvement action plans to control the use of toxic chemicals within supply chain and proactively demonstrate compliance. Besides, a monthly report on factories’ compliance with your Restricted Substances List (RSL), various regulations such as REACH in Europe as well as Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Group’s MRSL will be provided, with pollutants identified and recommendations made.

Bureau Veritas, a leader in Chemical Discharge Monitoring, has long partnered with different industries to assist in eradicating hazardous chemicals discharge.We have now launched the world’s first commercially available environmental emission evaluator that systematically estimates the discharge scenarios for various wet processing. Key to BVE3 is the measurement and evaluation of the hazardous chemical discharge to support their eradication by 2020. 

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 Independently Verified: Sustainability thought leader independently recognizes platform Unique: The first commercial model available that can systematically estimate the discharge scenarios of multiple pollutants for industry with wet processing 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

Why Choose Bureau Veritas?

Reputation – For many years, we have worked successfully with top manufacturers and retailers around the world to help them better manage risk and regulatory compliance.

Worldwide Locations – With locations close to sourcing areas in over 40 countries, we offer you the convenience of global coverage with local service where you need it.

Technical Knowledge & Leadership
– Our staff participate in the development of international, industry and regulatory standards worldwide, keeping you and us at the forefront of changes in safety requirements and testing methods.

Personalized Service – At Bureau Veritas, we are committed to meeting your evolving needs and helping you anticipate new market trends. We offer you customized and specialized services to meet your quality assurance needs throughout your supply chain. Providing you with the highest levels of service is a priority for us.

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