The ZDHC Group is pleased to share the Joint Roadmap, Version 2. This updated Roadmap builds on the initial 2011 Joint Roadmap and sets out a new plan, incorporating and reflecting comments received from a wide range of stakeholders, including textile industry suppliers and associations, government agencies in Asia, Europe and the United States, non-governmental organisations, international development organisations and the chemical industry.

The Joint Roadmap is a highly ambitious plan that sets a new standard of environmental performance for the global apparel and footwear industry. The Roadmap serves as a first step towards achieving Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) by 2020.

We are grateful to all ZDHC partners who have supported us in developing this ambitious plan. Our goal remains more important than ever, contributing to a cleaner environment and laying the foundation for expanding environmental accountability.

Joint Roadmap, Version 2
Joint Roadmap, Version 2 Press Release


The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Programme launched a formal Draft Joint Roadmap, Version 2, stakeholder consultation and public comment process in March 2013. The ZDHC Group gathered feedback and comments through webinars, a large meeting, and a survey issued to more than 300 external stakeholders representing textile industry associations and NGOs, suppliers, regulatory agencies in Asia, Europe and the United States, environmental and social NGOs, the chemical industry, international development organizations, entrepreneurs, and academic institutions.

All of the comments and recommendations received from external stakeholders were carefully considered by the ZDHC Group in finalising the updated Joint Roadmap. The ZDHC Group sincerely appreciates the feedback provided and thanks all of the external stakeholders who participated in face-to-face meeting and webinars, and submitted written comments.

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