SGS & ZDHC Join Forces to Improve Chemical Management Practices within the Textile & Footwear Value Chain

Today, the ZDHC Programme, a collaboration of brands, value chain affiliates and associates committed to eliminating hazardous chemicals from the textile and footwear value chain, welcomes SGS as its newest contributor.

SGS is an inspection, verification, testing and certification company which offers independent services that help reduce risk, streamline processes, and operate in a more sustainable manner.

“The work we do is important because it’s aimed at making the value chain simpler, safer and more efficient,“ says Spencer Yeung, SGS Vice President, Global Softlines. 

“We’ve been working closely together with ZDHC over the past few years and it’s great to now make this collaboration official."

The announcement of SGS joining the ZDHC Programme follows previous announcements this month welcoming eight new contributors to the Programme. 

“The power of the collaboration is proving itself,” says ZDHC Executive Director Frank Michel, “and we’re delighted to welcome SGS who will bring in their expertise and experience to collaborate with over 40 contributors already committed to ZDHC."

Next month, on November 8 in Shanghai, ZDHC will host a joint conference with the China National Textile & Apparel Council on hazardous chemical control and sustainable manufacturing. This one day event will provide an opportunity for suppliers, brands, and other interested stakeholders to engage with ZDHC standards and tools.