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Chemicals and Textiles: Management of environmental and health risks from products with complex product chains

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Magnus Boström

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The objective of this interdisciplinary research project is to gain insights about opportunities and challenges that private and public organizations face regarding the management of environmental and health risk in different parts of a complex product chain. The case in question is the textile sector. Our analysis includes a focus on (i) priorities and knowledge – or lack of knowledge – among public and private procuring organizations about chemical risks in different parts of the production chain; (ii) the communicative strategies and channels procuring organizations use internally and in relation to other actors and (iii) how procuring organizations use, interpret, and combine existing mandatory and voluntary regulatory frameworks. The project uses a comparative case study approach.