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2017 Sustainability Report
published 2018/08/01

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  PBT Substances

Persistent (non degradable), Bioaccumulative (accumulates in the body), Toxic (poisonous) substances: Properties of particularly hazardous chemicals. 

  PDCA

Plan do check act 

  Pestizids-Aktions-Netzwerkes e.V. PAN

"PAN Germany" is a nonprofit organization that provides information on the negative consequences of the use of pesticides, is committed to environmentally sound and socially just alternatives and acts as part of the "Pesticide Action Network" (PAN).

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  PFAS

Perfluorinated alkylated substances, also fluorocarbons or PFC. 

  PFC

Abbreviation for per or poly fluorinated chemicals, also known as fluorocarbons, practically non-degradable, toxic chemicals, which have been widely used for waterproofing.

  PFOA

Perfluoroctane acid, a hazardous chemical substance from the fluorocarbon (PFC) group. 

  Phthalates

Phthalates are used as plasticizer. Phthalates can be found in food, drinking water, the air and objects. Some phthalates such as diethylhexyphthalat (DEHP) are considered teratongenic and toxic to human fertility. 

  Precautionary Approach

Or also Precautionary Principle, a substantial part of the environmental and public health policy in Europe in which stress factors for human beings and nature should be reduced or reliminated in advance. The precautionary approach refers to the approach taken to address potential negative environmental impacts. See also "The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development" of the United Nations (UN) from 1992. Principle 15: In order to protect the environment, the precautionary approach shall be widely applied by States according to their capabilities. Where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation. 

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  Precautionary Principle

Or also Precautionary Approach – a substantial part of the environmental and public health policy in Europe in which stress factors for human beings and nature should be reduced or eliminated in advance. The precautionary principle refers to the approach taken to address potential negative environmental impacts. See also "The Rio Declaration of Environment and Development" of the United Nations (UN) from 1992. Principle 15: In order to protect the environment, the precautionary approach shall be widely applied by States according to their capabilities.  Where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation. 

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  Primaloft

Innovative fabric supplier 

  PTFE

Polytetrafluorethylene, a Fluorocarbon-based material used by some brands for waterproof membranes.

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