Apparel Industry Call to Action on Sandblasting
SAI supports the ITGLWF's campaign, and applauds five Corporate Program members that have already signed on to this commitment.
In support of the ITGLWF's Call to Action to ban sandblasting throughout the garment industry, SAI has signed on to encourage companies to eliminate this hazardous, and sometimes fatal, technique in supply chains worldwide. The ban is consistent with SA8000® OSH requirement 3.1 and good practices that SAI promotes through all of our programs.
This strong industry support against sandblasting is a critical force to leverage and bring further visibility to this issue. SAI applauds its five Corporate Program members that have signed on to eliminate this technique in the supply chain - Carrefour, Gap Inc., Gucci, Tchibo and Timberland- and other supporting brands such as Levi Strauss & Co., H & M, Bestseller, C&A, Versace, Benetton, Burberry, Carrera Jeans, Esprit, Mango, Metro, New Look, Pepe Jeans and Replay.
Signing onto the letter communicates a company's agreement to: