Rapports

Natural Capital Coalition

La coalition a publié deux rapports de recherche sur l’état actuel de la comptabilisation du capital naturel. Ils peuvent être téléchargés gratuitement:

 

Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Compte de pertes et profits environnementaux (Environmental Profit and Loss Accounts - E P&L) de l’industrie danoise du textile.

Grâce à l’approche E P&L, l’Agence danoise pour la protection de l’environnement (EPA) vise à développer de nouvelles méthodes d’évaluation de la chaîne de valeur de l’industrie textile danoise, qui favoriseront des prises de décision durables sur trois niveaux différents. L’analyse complète le travail de l’EPA déjà réalisé avec l’industrie de l’habillement et d’autres acteurs pertinents afin de favoriser le développement du secteur de l’habillement vers plus de durabilité. Ce projet a pour mission d’explorer de nouvelles manières de favoriser un processus décisionnel durable au sein de l’industrie de l’habillement et ainsi de compléter les outils existants comme l’Index Higg.

http://glasaaward.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Project-Description.pdf

 

Toxipedia – le Wikipedia de la toxicologie

Toxipedia (http://www.toxipedia.org/) est une encyclopédie de la toxicologie gratuite qui propose des articles et des ressources sur les produits chimiques toxiques (comme les pesticides ou les perturbateurs endocriniens), les conditions sanitaires, les considérations éthiques, l’histoire de la toxicologie, les lois et les règlements et bien plus encore. Notre but est de fournir des informations scientifiques dans des contextes historiques, sociaux et culturels afin que le public dispose des informations nécessaires pour faire des choix judicieux et bénéfiques pour l’environnement et la santé.

Toxipedia est un projet lancé par l’Institut de neurotoxicologie et des troubles neurologiques (INND). L’INND est une organisation à but non lucratif qui diffuse des informations scientifiques sur les impacts sanitaires et environnementaux des produits toxiques.

Plus spécifiquement, Toxipedia propose un e-book gratuit « A Small Dose of Toxicology - The Health Effects of Common Chemicals » (Une petite dose de toxicologie – les effets sanitaires des produits chimiques courants) qui fournit des informations clés sur des sujets comme

– sujets particulièrement pertinents dans le cadre du débat sur le traitement déperlant durable – pour permettre au grand public de mieux les comprendre.

Lien: http://www.toxipedia.org/display/dose/A+Small+Dose+of+Toxicology.

 

Bank J. Safra Sarasin

Swiss Private Bank J. Safra Sarasin has published a report – from a sustainability perspective – on the opportunities and risks in the supply chains of textile and apparel companies. The authors, Philipp Mettler and Makiko Ashida, are both senior sustainability investment analysts, and have titled the report “Supply Chains in the Clothing Industry – A House of Cards?!”.

In their introduction, the authors write: “This report discusses the opportunities and risks facing textile and apparel companies in their procurement activities. In addition to the economic importance and organisational complexity of supply chains, the report also highlights trends and problem areas in the procurement process. Finally, it looks at the question of whether – and to what extent – sustainable procurement policies and potentially controversial aspects of the supply chain can have a positive or negative impact on enterprise value. Although environmental aspects are become increasingly important, the focus still tends to be on the social dimension at present.”

Forum for the Future - The Future Centre

Forum for the Future was founded in 1996 by three leading figures of the UK environment movement with a mission to accelerate change to a sustainable future. Particularly interesting is their ‘Futures’ work, where the organisation is focused on the future, improving decisions made today to secure a sustainable tomorrow. This strand of the forum's work identifies future risks and opportunities to discover where to act for long-term success.

Below are the most interesting project outcomes:

 

How to market sustainability: A small list of guides by Futerra

’Selling the sizzle’ of sustainability to the consumer is - as most of you know - one of the major challenge our industry encounters. In that, we’re no different than many other industries, where product performance comes first, followed possibly by price. Futerra, a London based communications agency, has a good few guides available for download that help brands to tackle that challenge in a productive, pro-active way.

The most interesting/practical ones are as follows:

Also have a look at their Business Case Builder (http://business-case-builder.com).

The full list of guides and reports can be accessed through the following link: http://www.futerra.co.uk/work#filter=thought-leadership.

 

DeMontfort University - DWR Research

DeMontfort University students have done some fundamental groundwork on both the testing procedures for DWRs, as well as the consumer expectations towards treated garments.

The resulting insights can be downloaded in two reports:

The summary of the latter study was also presented at OutDoor 2014. The presentation PDF can be downloaded from: http://www.europeanoutdoorgroup.com/files/Quality_of_the_DWR_presentation.zip.

 

DWR report – consumer and brand perceptions

In 2015, the EOG supported a study into durable water repellent finishes (DWRs) undertaken by De Montfort University (School of Fashion and Textiles) in Leicester, UK. More information and material from this project is availabe here.

 

Building knowledge about PFCs

The EOG’s role is not to dictate policy in relation to issues such as the use of PFCs. However, we do endeavour to provide businesses operating in the outdoor industry with as much relevant insight as possible into the issues involved, so that they can make fully informed decisions. We asked three independent experts a series of questions and their responses can be found in the reports located here.