A new open database of safer chemistry to assist better sourcing decisions

In 2011, a group of major apparel, leather, and footwear brands and retailers made a shared commitment to reduce or substitute hazardous chemicals from their value chain to ensure safer handling of chemicals in the workplace for brands, the environment and workers. 

The ZDHC Gateway – Chemical Module*, is the first compatible ZDHC data exchange platform that enables chemical formulators to securely share chemical information with brands and textile, footwear, and leather suppliers in-line with the ZDHC standards.


*The ZDHC Gateway - Chemical Module and Wastewater Modules are ADEC Innovations.

For Formulators

Help lead the textile, leather and footwear industry to advance towards zero discharge of hazardous chemicals by 2020.


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For Suppliers

Conform to ZDHC industry standards to reduce hazardous chemical use.


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For Brands

Support your suppliers’ efforts to source more sustainably.


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For Partners

Collaboration and information sharing is essential.

Coming Soon!

ZDHC Gateway – Wastewater Module

A new module that goes beyond regulatory compliance to ensure wastewater discharge does not adversely affect the environment and surrounding communities.