Sustainable Claims Solution
Global decisions to target fashion retailers for using misleading sustainable claims have caused panic and fear among brands and retailers. A lack of understanding of what is acceptable, and what will be deemed greenwashing, has seen brands reluctant to share their sustainability credentials. Retailers and brands have made sustainability investments across their supply chain, but now fear that promoting these could result in large fines.
These are sustainability credentials you’ve invested in and your customers are demanding, but you feel too exposed to promote them.
How crazy is that? You have invested in something and you can’t shout about it.
Let’s look at this from another point of view. Why do we want to be more sustainable? Creating brands and products that are more sustainable helps the environment, reduces pollution, and longer-term gives us all a better way of life and a more hopeful future. This isn’t just driven by the brand or retailer; consumers are themselves demanding more sustainable products to live in a more sustainable world.
With purchasing power, consumers are holding retailers more accountable and buying from brands whose values align with their own. If brands are reluctant to label their products as sustainable, how will anyone know which products to buy?
One that allows brands and retailers to use their sustainability investments and confidently promote their sustainable credentials without fear of large fines.
At Bureau Veritas we have created that solution. We have developed a package specifically to help retailers and brands COMPLY with legislation, COMPETE with other brands, and even LEAD in their marketplace – all by confidently using the claims from the sustainable services they have already invested in.
YOUR PRODUCT SUSTAINABLE CLAIMS VALIDATION JOURNEY:
COMPLY | MUST DO
Green Claim Validation
We help streamline your green claim validation workflow with your suppliers and help you to review your Tier 1 & 2 suppliers’ submitted claims proof documents before use.
✓ SAVE TIME & COST
✓ PROCESS READY FOR SCALING
✓ QUICK ONBOARDING
✓ PREPARE FOR GROWING REGULATIONS
Portfolio Assessments (Quick Scan Review)
We provide a comprehensive website portfolio due diligence assessment to assess risks of potential regulatory violations.
✓ QUICK TURNAROUND
✓ AVOID FINE
✓ EASY SETUP
✓ FULL WEBSITE SCAN
✓ ACTIONABLE RESULTS
COMPETE | SHOULD DO
Strategy Development Support
Co-create your sustainable claim validation strategy and identify risks throughout your product life cycle from sourcing, manufacturing, packaging and selling and end of life.
✓ Transparency and consistency
✓ Identify potential risks of deceptive claims
✓ Gain trust with your stakeholders
Content Claim Audit
We can offer certification against all Textile Exchange standards including Global Recycled Standard (GRS), Organic Content Standard (OCS), and Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).
✓ FAST QUALITY SERVICE
✓ EXPERIENCE OF LARGE COMPLEX PROGRAMS
✓ CLIENT ALIGNED
✓ COMPREHENSIVE SUSTAINABILITY SOLUTIONS
Durability Testing and BV Mark
Our worldwide garment and textile testing labs and BV Mark verification service verify your product's durability and performance.
✓ VERIFIABLE DURABILITY CLAIMS
✓ DEMONSTRATE GREEN CREDENTIALS
✓ LEVERAGE BV BRAND
✓ STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD
Chemical Control Testing
Testing consumer goods such as toys and food contact products for a restricted substance that meet the destination market standards.
✓ Ensure product compliance and innocuity
✓ Reassure quality conscious customers
►Dedicated to Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and eco-design ISO 14067
►Support environmental policy
►Enable environmental declarations
►Empowering organizations to implement, measure and achieve sustainability objectives
►EIME Eco-design software
►Life Cycle Assessment according to ISO 14040/44
►Environmental product declaration
► Third-party review
►BV Mark / Bureau Veritas Footprint Progress® certification
׀ TYPICAL STANDARDS
LEAD | COULD DO
Eco-design Strategy / Software
All-in-one Web Tool - Dedicated To Environmental Labelling
On-line Data Collection
►Single web platform for application, Status management
►Questionnaires & Deadline management
LCA Calculation Tools
►Calculation of LCA results for identified product categories
►Choice of database (CODDE, ADEME, PEF …)
Environmental Product Labelling Score
►Rating by product category
►Choice of relevant indicators
►Choice of methodology for calculating the final mark
Full tests according to appliable standards like French Repairability Scoring Index and EU “right-to-repair”. Also, check spare parts’ reparability, the possibility of disassembly, etc.
✓ Demonstrating commitment to sustainability development
✓ Strengthen the competitive position
✓ Leverage BV technical knowledge
Traceability solutions in every step of your supply chain
✓ Product Validation (Order Specific)
✓ Material Traceability Assessment (Annual FA)
BV Mark verification and certification schemes covering product performance, durability, and marketing claims. Clients are awarded BV Mark labels with QR codes which customers can use to verify.
✓ Demonstrate green credentials
✓ Enhance end-customer trust
✓ Scientific-based verifiable marketing claims
1. BRANDS RECEIVE BV MARK AFTER THE CLAIM IS VERIFIED BY BV TEST LAB
2. CUSTOMER SCAN BV MARK QR CODE
3. VERIFIABLE CLAIMS WITH DETAILS ON BVMARK.COM
Your Sustainable Claims Verification and Certification Partner
Regulatory review process. Knowledge of 100+ countries covering 80+ product categories
Partnership model drives client focused service delivery throughout the supply chain
Global Governance: Repeatable service with 40+ offices worldwide
Access to our digital solutions for sustainability and quality management all in one place