The ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme announces Clean Production Action’s (CPA) GreenScreen Certified™ Standard for Textile Chemicals as the newest ZDHC Accepted Indicator of ZDHC MRSL Conformance. With GreenScreen Certified™ Standard for Textile Chemicals, ZDHC now cooperates with six certifiers, which all indicate conformance to the ZDHC Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (ZDHC MRSL) on different levels.
The certificates that are issued by GreenScreen Certified™ Standard for Textile Chemicals may now be used by chemical suppliers to indicate Level 1 conformance of their products to the ZDHC MRSL on the ZDHC Chemical Gateway - Chemical Module.
“To accelerate the global impact of the organisation, we decided right from the beginning not to develop our own certification system for ZDHC MRSL conformant chemistry, but to leverage existing certification bodies instead,” says Scott Echols, ZDHC Programme Director. “We are proud to announce GreenScreen Certified™ Standard for Textile Chemicals as the sixth ZDHC Accepted provider of services to indicate Level 1 conformance to the ZDHC MRSL.”
Green Screen® joins NimkarTek Detox Laboratory (NDL), ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX®, ToxServices Full Materials Disclosure™ (ToxFMD™), BLC Chem-MAP and the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) as ZDHC Accepted means of checking chemical formulations for conformance to the ZDHC MRSL.
“ZDHC’s leadership is transforming how apparel and footwear brands manage chemicals in their products and supply chains. Clean Production Action looks forward to partnering with ZDHC on their groundbreaking work.” –Shari Franjevic, GreenScreen® Program Manager
To obtain a ZDHC Accepted Certification Standard, interested organisations can apply here for acceptance of their chemical formulation certification system by the ZDHC Foundation. To find out more about the accreditation process, please review the ZDHC MRSL Conformance Guidance.
About Clean Production Action’s GreenScreen Certified™ Standard for Textile Chemicals:
Clean Production Action’s mission is to design and deliver strategic solutions for green chemicals, sustainable materials, and environmentally preferable products. Their tools – including GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals and the Chemical Footprint Project – simplify the complexity of reducing the chemical footprint of hazardous chemicals. Clean Production Action launched the GreenScreen® Certified Standard for Textile Chemicals to enable formulators to communicate actions they are taking to help downstream partners manage regulatory and reputational risks related to chemicals and meet sustainability goals.
GreenScreen Certified offers three tiers of certification based on GreenScreen® tools including GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals and GreenScreen List Translator. GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals is a globally recognized chemical hazard assessment tool that identifies hazardous and safer chemicals through a rigorous benchmarking scoring system. GreenScreen List Translator is an automated screening tool that identifies known chemicals of concern using information from over 40 chemical hazard lists developed by international, national, and state governmental agencies, intergovernmental agencies, and NGOs.