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IF THERE IS NO MEASUREMENT, THERE IS NO IMPROVEMENT

EIM (Environmental Impact Measurement) software developed by Jeanologia is the only software on the market that measures the environmental impact within the garment finishing industry. This user-friendly tool helps brands achieve their goals on their roadmap to sustainability.

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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT MEASURING SOFTWARE

The environmental impact software measures water, chemical and energy consumption as well as worker health in the production process and how they affect the ecological footprint. By measuring the current impact, it is easy to identify areas of improvement, define actions and monitor them to become more sustainable. If there is no measurement, there is no improvement!

EIM is a powerful self-accreditation tool for laundries and brands. With this software, Jeanologia has created a common standard in the industry.

HOW IT WORKS

step 1

Assess the environmental impact in 4 individual categories

step 2

Benchmark the results against a defined Environmental Threshold

step 3

Classify the process depending on the EIM score

HOW WE CALCULATE THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF THE 4 CATEGORIES

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Water consumption

Measured in liters of water per garment produced. Total consumption is equal to the total amount of water used in each process step. It will depend on the liquor ratio of each of these process steps.

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Energy consumption

There are various energy sources to cover the laundry needs. In the production plants, we mainly need:

– Mechanical energy to run the machines and other tools.

– Caloric energy to heat the water in the washing processes and to heat the air for the drying processes.

EIM takes into consideration both groups and brings them to a one-unit measure, the KWh. The total energy consumed in one finishing process will be the sum of the energy consumed in every finishing step.

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Chemicals

EIM takes into consideration the environmental hazards caused by the chemicals used. It penalizes the use of more pollutant chemicals no matter the quantity of product used. The chemical products are classified as chemicals of high (3), medium (2) or low (1) impact on the environment following the self-classification system defined by TEGEWA.

The total chemical impact of one process will be the sum of the numerical value of all the chemicals involved in it.

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Impact on workers’ health

There are two factors that can affect the workers’ health in the laundry. One comes from handling chemicals, and the other from the operations they do. The evaluation of the chemical impact on workers’ health is done following the same principles used to assess its environmental impact. EIM takes into consideration the toxicology of every product.

To assess the operations in a similar way, the number and severity of  illnesses  that can derive from them are taken into consideration.