Chemical management and social compliance in Yeşim are scrutinized.

As well as the representatives of suppliers  , contract manufacturers of Yeşim Tekstil, the contract manufacturers of the PVH firm incorporating brands such as Tommy Hilfiger - Calvin Klein attended to the training of "Chemical Management and Social Compliance" held on November 1 and 2 with the slogan of "Cleaner production for more livable world". On the first day of the training, the steps that should be taken in order to use more environmentally friendly chemicals in the textile sector and the initiatives in this field were discussed. On the second day of the training, social compliance procedures for topics such as the supply chain that is prominent in the sector, women's empowerment, refugee and migrant problem were evaluated. 

Fatoş Hüseyinca, as Yeşim Tekstil Human Resources and Social Compliance Director, who spoke at the opening of the event, expressed her happiness for the organization of such an event as Yeşim Tekstil celebrated its 35th anniversary. Hüseyinca stated that the concept of sustainability was a must for all Yeşim Tekstil locations and also said "we, as Yeşim Tekstil" have had SA 8000 certificate since 2006 and we renew our certificate every year. We are also a member of Global Compact and issue our sustainability report every year. Therefore, one of the most important concepts in our lives is sustainability and some of the most important issues in this concept are chemical management and social compliance process."

Nike Social Compliance Director, Caner Soytaş, thanked everyone who participated in the training and expressed that the ones participated in the relevant program had the opportunity to get new information. Soytaş, who expressed that they would have a chance to learn a large part of the future issues discussed in the training as they lived, wished a good training process to all participants.

"We used to look at the input but now, we look at the output, anymore."

The Social Compliance Director of PVH, Karin Reimerink, also made a presentation for the program. Reimerink, who pointed out that human beings had responsibilities to the world where they lived and to future generations, said "We manufacture good products as textile firms but we apply some procedure such as dyeing, embroidery and hem to the products because cotton is not offered with the color we desire. For this reason, we want to focus on the positive applications of good chemical management in our studies. In addition to the negativities that our employees are exposed to during the processes, the effects of these procedures on the society are also very important." Also, "There have been many regulations for responsible chemical management,"Reimerink said. "Some of them are regional, some more globally. It is extremely important what can be done in order to go beyond the minimum levels achieved by the measures taken under these regulations and how the general standards can be increased. A momentum has occurred in the sector regarding these issues and many brands became members of such entrepreneurs. The aim is to act holistically. In the past, we just looked at the output, but we look at the input now, and we are interested in cleaner inputs. To make purchasing according to the list of banned products in production is extremely important. Our main goal in this event should be to convey the messages to be given and the topics to be discussed to the employees and to train them."