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Oeko-tex launches carbon and water usage measuring tool


Sustainable solutions company Oeko-tex has revealed its new Impact
Calculator tool, designed to measure and quantify carbon and water usage in
line with fashion retailers’ climate goals.

The calculator allows brands to identify the largest carbon and water
impacts in their production process, as well as inform them on where to
take action to improve operations and meet reduction targets. Additionally,
the tool allows customers, investors and stakeholders to gain a better
understanding of a company’s carbon and water footprint data, for better
transparency.

Oeko-tex identified over 100 key production activities in a product and
corporate life cycle assessment that can aid in the measurement of both
carbon and water usage.

The real-time data the tool provides reports on the company’s footprint per
facility, process step or one kilogram of material output produced.

Oeko-tex’s secretary-general, Georg Dieners, said in a statement:
“Transparency is the decisive factor to measure and reduce greenhouse gas
emissions and water consumption in supply chains. Embedding criteria for
CO2 emissions and water consumption is a logical step toward even more
transparency.”

The industry-specific tool will be available for Step by Oeko-tex
customers. Calculations will be implemented into facility certifications
and will enable customers to potentially gain the Made in Green by Oeko-tex
product label.

Later in 2022, the company will also be introducing a new certification for
corporate due diligence, entitled Responsible Business by Oeko-tex. The
certification will recognise brands and retailers that express a commitment
to international agreements for human rights and environmental protection.



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