Yes, we do! To take a stand against materials and substances that BSG wants to exit or reduce the use of, we have clearly communicated them to all our suppliers in both contracts and company information. Here are some examples:
Babyshop Group is phasing out all PVC from our products and are working towards offering only PVC-free products in the near future. However, three item types are accepted: balls, dolls and inflatable swimming products/pools. When a product contains PVC, the softener (CAS-number and name) used, must be reported to BSG.
From 2020, BSG is not purchasing any more products that have been treated with fluorocarbon coatings (PFAS, PFOA, PFOS, PFC etc). Fluorocarbons are usually added to make functional wear and shoes water and dirt repellent. BSG’s own production is 100% fluorocarbon free.
BSG has a fur free policy that states that they should be 100% free from products made from fur, angora or mohair. Wool and down is accepted if it has a Responsible Wool Standard certification, a Responsible Down Standard certification or that the vendor in any other way has shown the details of their production with proof that they are only using ethical and responsible suppliers as part of the supply chain.
BSG are phasing out products that contain any type of SVHC-substance (substances of very high concern) according to REACH.