Standard Owner Benchmark - BLUESIGN TECHNOLOGIES

By CommonShare

Bluesign Technologies is a company based in Switzerland that provides a certification system and tools for the textile and apparel industry. It was founded in 2000 by a team of experts in textile chemistry, environmental protection, and consumer safety. Bluesign Technologies offers services and solutions to help brands, manufacturers, and chemical suppliers in achieving sustainable and responsible production practices.

Bluesign Technologies' primary focus is on promoting sustainable textile production by addressing the environmental and social impact of the supply chain. The company works with brands and manufacturers to implement the Bluesign system, which includes rigorous standards, guidelines, and assessments.

The Bluesign system evaluates the entire supply chain, from raw materials to finished products, considering factors such as resource efficiency, chemical usage, energy consumption, water management, and worker safety. By following the Bluesign system's criteria, companies can optimize their processes, reduce environmental impacts, and ensure the safety and well-being of workers.

Bluesign Technologies offers several services to support the implementation of sustainable practices. These services include the assessment of manufacturing facilities, the evaluation of chemical inputs, and the monitoring of environmental performance. The company provides expertise and guidance to help companies make informed decisions and improve their sustainability practices.

In addition to certification and assessment services, Bluesign Technologies provides a range of software tools and databases. These tools assist brands and manufacturers in managing their supply chains, tracking and analyzing chemical inputs, and ensuring compliance with Bluesign standards.

By working with Bluesign Technologies and obtaining their certification, brands and manufacturers can demonstrate their commitment to sustainable and responsible production practices. The Bluesign label on products indicates that they have been produced with a focus on environmental protection, consumer safety, and worker welfare.

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The certification uses a multi-stakeholder, independent governance model to support the development of the standards related to the certification.

Supply Side Digitization

Details on the certificate are easily available via technology for inclusion in third party digital applications.

Buy Side Availability

Buy side availability details out how easy it is for consumers to find products and companies exhibiting the standards offered by the certification.


This considers the scale of the certification, and the number of products and companies that currently contribute to the certificate. National and local certification are normalized with countries.

Digital Accessibility

How easy is it for innovative new companies, startups, and local retailers to have the same access and affordable pricing models to use standard information in digital applications.
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How our Standard Owner Benchmark® Works?

By CommonShare

This is a benchmark to help companies understand which standards should be part of a sustainable procurement plan. Further, the benchmark allows standard setting schemes, i.e. "Standard Owners", to benchmark their performance versus industry peers.