ZDHC Events

Our collaboration includes work with many stakeholders in the textile and footwear industry therefore ZDHC attends, speaks at and hosts various events throughout the year to drive industry-wide change towards the goal of zero discharge of hazardous chemicals.

Whether presenting at international industry gatherings or arranging ZDHC hosted or co-hosted meetings and conferences, we continuously showcase ZDHC tools such as our Manufacturer Restricted Substances List (MRSL). Further, we align and collaborate with key industry actors, to reflect on and refine our scope and present key tools such as the ZDHC Gateway - Chemical Module, ZDHC Academy, and the Wastewater Guidelines.

All up and coming events that we organise, participate in or contribute to are outlined below. 

Upcoming ZDHC Events

SAC & ZDHC Manufacturer Forums in Milan and Barcelona in February 2018

It is our pleasure to invite you to two manufacturer focused events, which are being organised for the first time in Europe.

This February, in partnership with the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), we will hold two manufacturer forums in Milan, Italy (February 20th) and Barcelona, Spain (February 22nd).

The forums will focus on the value of chemical and environmental management, the ZDHC tools and their implementation, the Facility Environmental Module (FEM) 3.0 and continuous improvements at facility level.


Register here

Please register for one or both of the SAC & ZDHC Manufacturer Forums by clicking on the button below. The number of places is limited, so we encourage you to reserve your seat as soon as possible. Prior registration is required to attend the forums. Thank you!



Should you encounter any issues in using the registration tool, please contact


Each Manufacturer Forum promises to be informative and highly practical. Morning sessions will provide a most recent overview on ZDHC and SAC, and demonstrate the related approaches and tools. Afternoon discussions will focus on the practicalities of implementation and provide teaser trainings on best practices. The day will close with a drinks reception, as an enjoyable opportunity for further discussion and for networking amongst industry peers.

Sponsorship opportunities

Sponsorship at each level is greatly appreciated and offers superb visibility amongst a key group of industry stakeholders. If you are interested in sponsoring the forum in Milan and/or Barcelona, please contact us at

Upcoming Webinars

Webinars on ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines and ZDHC Gateway - Wastewater Module

ZDHC will host several live webinars (one hour) throughout Q1, 2018 to help brands, suppliers and laboratories to understand
(1) the requirements of the ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines (incl. sampling and testing), and
(2) how the ZDHC Gateway - Wastewater Module works in practice and its main benefits as a web-based global reporting platform. 

These webinars are free of charge and specially designed for industry practitioners including Brands, Laboratories, and Suppliers (esp. wet processing facilities, for example laundries, dye-houses, washing, finishing and printing units, etc.)

Registration in advance is mandatory. Please sign up for one or more of the following webinars:

English Webinar (EU & America): Feb 14 - 4:00PM (CET). Register here.
English Webinar (Asia): Feb 28 - 6:00AM (CET). Register here.
Chinese Webinar: March 1 - 10:00AM (CST). Register here.

Please encourage your team as well as your supply chain partners to participate in this webinar, by simply sharing the registration link.

Formulator Webinars: ZDHC Gateway - Chemical Module

In March, ZDHC will host two formulator specific live webinars about the ZDHC Gateway - Chemical Module. 
Please note: these webinars will be held in English and Chinese, please just register for the one applicable to you: 

English Webinar: March 15, 2018 - 4:00PM (CET). Register here.
Chinese Webinar: March 16, 2018 - 9:00AM (CST). Register here.  

These webinars, intend to help to familiarise the current users with the system and its functionality. Furthermore, a ‘how-to-use-the-ZDHC Toolkit’ guidance will be provided and users will have the opportunity to ask questions to the developers.

We look forward to your participation!