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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

"Chemicals Stewardship Roadmap 2020" Implementation Workshops

In 2017, and based on the achievements and learnings from the “Early Champion” Pilot the Social Responsibility Office of CNTAC and ZDHC are jointly launching the "Chemicals Stewardship Roadmap 2020" Implementation Workshops.

More information here. 

ZDHC-CNTAC Annual Conference - October 10th in Shanghai

On October 10, the ZDHC Foundation and the China National Textile & Apparel Council (CNTAC) will host a joint conference aimed at suppliers within the textile and footwear value chain to promote safer chemical management. 

More information here.

Other Events

Sustainable Textile School 2017 - September 18 - 20, 2017 in Chemnitz, Germany

Over 30 international specialists from across the textile industry will gather in Chemnitz from September 18th to 20th 2017 for the premiere of the Sustainable Textile School. Also ZDHC's Executive Director Frank Michel and ZDHC's Technical Director Scott Echols will attend and speak at this event. 

For further information about this event, click here

World Leather Congress - August 29th in Shanghai

On August 29 the World Leather Congress will be held in Shanghai and ZDHC's Asia Director Lydia Lin will present. The theme of the Congress will be "The Leather Revolution" and will analyse the profound changes that the leather marketing chain has to face over the next 20 years and how the industry should respond to these changes.

For more information on the congress, click here

Past Events

ZDHC in Bangalore

In May 2017, ZDHC significantly engaged with the textile and footwear sectors in India by attending both, Planet Textiles and the Manufacturer Forum at the JW Marriott Hotel, Bangalore. For further information about the two events and relevant documents, please click here