The independent bluesign standard puts a reliable and proactive tool at the disposal of the entire textile production chain from raw material and component suppliers who manufacture e.g. yarns, dyes and additives, to textile manufacturers, to retailer and brand companies, to consumers. The bluesign standard developed from a project initiative in 1997. In order to guarantee that the standard is independent and therefore implementable for the greatest possible number of companies, bluesign technologies ag was founded in 2000, with headquarters in Switzerland. The Bluesign Standard is built around five principles: Resource productivity, Consumer safety, Air emission, Water emission and Occupational health and safety. It is designed to provide solutions concerning Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) on all levels. This approach is that it links together suppliers, manufacturers, retailers and brands to cumulatively reduce the environmental footprint.