Water Stewardship Toolbox

Glossary of Terms

AWS Good Practices Report 2020

Sustainable Textile Solutions

This is a website for Sustainable Textile Solutions (STS). The STS programs comprise three main components: consultancy, auditing, and capacity building. These are designed as bespoke programs to meet the individual requirements of each client.

SOURCE: Sustainable Textile Solutions, a Member of BluWin Ltd.

Alliance for Water Stewardship

This is a website for the Alliance for Water Stewardship, a global membership collaboration comprising businesses, NGOs, and the public sector. Their members contribute to the sustainability of local water resources through their adoption and promotion of a universal framework for the sustainable use of water – the International Water Stewardship Standard, or AWS Standard – that drives, recognizes, and rewards good water stewardship performance.

SOURCE: Alliance for Water Stewardship

Academy by ZDHC

This is a training platform for sustainable chemical management & ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals) tools for the textile, apparel, footwear, leather industry. ZDHC is a group of apparel and footwear brands and retailers working together to lead the industry towards zero discharge of hazardous chemicals.

SOURCE: ZDHC

Textile, Apparel, and Footwear Certification

This is a website for the company Intertek that provides innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection, and Certification services to customers worldwide.

SOURCE: Intertek

stEp Factsheet

This is a document that explains the STeP Program. STeP stands for Sustainable Textile Production and is a certification system for environmentally friendly and socially responsible production facilities along the textile chain.

SOURCE: OEKO-TEX