"The system gives us a detailed overview of ethical and environmental data from our supply chains, including information on labour conditions and health and safety standards."

Olaf Dechow | Senior Product Manager, Strategy & Controlling | Otto Group

The apparel and textiles industry is made of millions of small, medium, and large manufacturers in a complicated global supply chain. All of these constituent members are operating under pressure to deliver on tight deadlines and hold down costs, and many are in countries with weak governance over safety, labor, and pollution. Ultimately, the apparel industry can implement worker safety and wellness initiatives, supply chain management, and sustainability programs to help prevent unnecessary environmental harm and have a positive impact on the communities where they operate. From safety to sustainability transparency, UL’s PURE™ suite of solutions can help.

Audits and Inspections

The apparel industry consists of complex supply chains, including global manufacturing facilities and distribution networks. To manage a complex supply chain, organizations need to make sure that their supplier sites are compliant with a variety of standards, including labor and fire safety. Using the PURE Platform, companies are able to:

  • Efficiently distribute and collect supplier data.
  • View supplier information in multiple tiers of their supply chain.
  • Assess and assign risk levels to suppliers based on audit outcomes.
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Training Management

In any production environment, giving employees the knowledge they need to work safely is crucial. Without effective training management, you risk employee injury or illness. With UL’s PURE Platform, you can:

  • Assign appropriate training content for employees based on role, site, country, language, etc.
  • Distribute training and set automated reminders to boost completion rates.
  • Easily report participation to regulatory bodies using pre-defined forms.
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Incident Management

Giving employees the power to report safety observations using a robust management system can lead to decreased incident rates in the future. With UL’s PURE Platform, you can:

  • Report hazards and near-miss observations easily.
  • Automate corrective action workflows for reported observations and events.
  • Analyze all incident data and report to regulatory bodies.
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Regulatory Compliance

Meeting regulatory requirements across a large, international apparel supply chain network is challenging. With UL’s PURE Platform, you can:

  • Log supplier information and audits in one centralized platform.
  • Track employee incident and training completion, creating a full audit trail.
  • Manage required health screenings and occupational health clinic data.
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Apparel and Retail Brochure

UL helps you harness the power of innovation, big data, and compliance with a collection of solutions for Supply Chain and Sustainability Management, Product Stewardship, and Risk Mitigation – all backed by world-class scientific, regulatory, and technological expertise.

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