We're delighted to announce that seven new organisations join the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Programme and in doing so, support the Programme’s vision of widespread implementation of sustainable chemistry and best practices in the textile, leather and footwear industry to protect consumers, workers and the environment.
By joining the ZDHC Programme, all organisations commit to working collaboratively on the development and implementation of ZDHC tools. These include a Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL), Chemical Guidance Sheets and Wastewater Guidelines and two new platforms: the ZDHC Academy - which provides brands and manufacturers with ZDHC certified training about chemical management and the ZDHC Gateway - Chemical Module and Wastewater Module.
“I’m delighted to see continued growth and ongoing support and the commitment from the textile, leather and footwear industry.” says ZDHC Executive Director Frank Michel.
“To achieve the industry wide change, we all need to work together collaboratively, because no one brand or supplier can achieve the change alone and by acting in isolation”
The ZDHC Programme began in 2011 with six leading brands and today consists of a total of 63 contributors, that are divided into three categories - 23 Signatory Brands, 27 Value Chain Affiliates and 13 Associates.