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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

ZDHC Annual Meeting - The Implementation Experience - December 11 - 15 in Amsterdam

Once a year we gather the ZDHC community of Contributors for our annual meeting to report on progress, reflect on upcoming challenges and pave the way for sustainable chemical management and improved environmental performance in the textile, apparel, footwear and leather industry.

For the first time, we are extending parts of our annual meeting to a wider community of ZDHC “Friends”.  By “Friends” we mean brands, retailers, supply chain partners and leading sector organisations who reference our tools, endorse our programme within their value chains and/or provide critical feedback for the further development of our work.

The “Friends of ZDHC” Day is an exclusive by-invitation-only event on Thursday, 14th of December 2017 in Amsterdam. The agenda for the day starts at 08:45 and concludes with a networking drinks reception at 19:00. If you are interested in attending and have not yet received your personal invitation, please contact us: Invitation Request Form

Other Events

Leather & Sustainability in Retail Conference 2017 - November 16, 2017 in London

ZDHC Executive Director Frank Michel will present on this year's Leather & Sustainability in Retail Conference 2017 in London. With environmental sustainability still at the heart of any successful business, the theme of this year’s conference will again be focused on building a sustainable value chain for the leather industry. A key requirement for all retailers and brands is upstream supply chain transparency. 

Please click here for more information about the conference and registration.