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Chemical Management

We have set ourselves a target to eliminate by 2020 the use of chemicals that may have a negative environmental impact, going above and beyond the required international environmental and safety standards. In 2015, we adopted the latest Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL), released by the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals group, with an addendum banning the use of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs).

We have set clear standards and guidelines for our supply chain partners and continue to provide training and support to help with the process of elimination. For example, we have created an MRSL Implementation Framework to help our partners implement and assess chemical management progress internally and with their upstream supply chain. We carry out testing of effluent, product, raw materials and chemical formulations and in 2016/17 have worked with an external platform provider to develop a chemical inventory tool, which will host chemical formulation data and enable our supply chain partners to effectively manage their chemical usage.

We continuously strive to partner with industry associations, other brands, academic organisations, chemical suppliers and other stakeholders to achieve further progress in this area. We also encourage collaboration between our supply chain partners and have helped create a community of chemical managers to share best practice across our supply chain.

June 2019 Burberry Partner Progress Tool Download
February 2019 Burberry Product Restricted Substances List Download
December 2018 Chemical Elimination Progress Review Download
November 2018 Disclosure of Water Test Information – Summary Download
November 2018 Effluent testing trend analysis
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May 2018 Disclosure of Water Test Information – Summary Download
April 2018 Chemical Substitution Case Study
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February 2018 Burberry Product Restricted Substances List View
January 2018 Implementation of Chemical Inventory Management Tool View
December 2017 Chemical Elimination Progress Review View
October 2017 Chemical substitution case study View
September 2017 Effluent testing trend analysis Download
August 2017 Chemical substitution case study View
July 2017 Input vs output analysis report Download
April 2017 MRSL implementation framework Download
March 2017 Capacity building of the Burberry supply chain through awareness and commitment Download
February 2017 Chemical Substitution Case Study
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January 2017 Product restricted substances list Download
November 2016 Chemical Substitution Case Study View
September 2016 Case study on the correlation of input and effluent results Download
July 2016 Chemical Substitution Case Study View
May 2016 Burberry annual progress review Download
May 2016 Disclosure of water test information - Summary Download
May 2016 Disclosure of water test information - Overview Download
January 2016 Burberry product restricted substances list Download
January 2016 Burberry manufacturing restricted substances list Download
December 2015 Disclosure of water test information - Detox test summary Download
December 2015 Disclosure of water test information - Incoming and wastewater Download
October 2015 Chemical elimination activities update Download
January 2015 Chemical elimination target update Download
December 2014 Burberry annual progress review Download
December 2014 Burberry product restricted substances list Download
December 2014 MRSL addendum Download
December 2014 Burberry manufacturing restricted substances list Download
December 2014 Disclosure of water test information for 80% global production

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October 2014 Current compliance reporting - initial assessment Download
October 2014 Chemical elimination target update Download
August 2014 Chemical Substitution Case Study View
June 2014 Disclosure of water test information for 25% global production

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Download 80% global production summary

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June 2014 Progress update on establishment of a 'Chemicals of environmental concern' list Download
April 2014 Burberry supply chain screening and management process Download
January 2014 Burberry commitment on chemical management in manufacturing Download