textile product categories
As part of our chemical policy commitments, we are actively working to make progress toward greater transparency, better chemical management and innovation in our textiles products. When we announced our chemical policy in 2017, we set aspirational goals toward removing added perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) and unwanted flame retardants from all of our textile products by 2022.
We also stated we would utilize a restricted substance list as applicable for Target product. This will be done by restricting chemicals in our manufacturing processes (MRSL) and through an additional list restricting chemicals in the product (RSL).
For our MRSL/RSL, this will apply to all Owned Brand Products for Target and includes the following product and facility types.
- Clothing (entire garment/textile product including trims)
- Non-clothing (furniture, bedding, footwear, umbrellas, etc.) fabric only
- Facility (MRSL only) – Clothing, non-clothing – fabric: dyeing/finishing forward
The effective date for the RSL will be for product manufactured for sale January 1, 2020. The effective date for the MRSL will be December 31, 2020; which aligns with our current commitment to and membership of ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme and adoption of their MRSL, meaning Target’s suppliers will adopt/utilize/have access to the ZDHC tools (ZDHC Gateway, Reporting, etc.) to meet the goal set.
We have and will continue to provide our vendors guidance on our RSL, MRSL and chemical management via our online supplier platform. We know that our vendors and manufacturing supply chain play the biggest part in ensuring we are driving continuous improvement in meeting our chemical policy expectations. We will continue to work with vendors and supply chain partners on our ongoing efforts toward meeting our chemical policy goals and objectives.
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