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ZDHC announces Control Union and NSF as newest ZDHC Accepted Certification Standards

Today, the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme welcomes Control Union and NSF as its newest Accepted Certification Standards as Indicators of ZDHC Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (ZDHC MRSL) Conformance.

Control Union is the first certification body that certifies chemical products on all three ZDHC Conformance Levels. This means that their certified products may from now on be used by chemical suppliers to indicate Level 1, 2 and 3 conformance of their products to the ZDHC MRSL on the ZDHC Gateway - Chemical Module. Additionally, NSF International is now accepted to certify chemical products as Level 1 conformant. The two organisations join the eight already approved certification standards and bring the total number of collaborators to ten; click here for the full list.

“We are pleased to see the growing number of ZDHC Accepted Certification Standards,” says Scott Echols, ZDHC Programme Director. “With Control Union we now have a certification standard that can certify chemical products on all three conformance levels. NSF International has a long history as a certification body and now bring that experience to the programme.”

To accelerate the global impact of ZDHC, the organisation decided at a very early stage not to start its own certification system for ZDHC MRSL conformant chemistry but instead to leverage existing certification as indicators of ZDHC MRSL conformance.

“We are very happy and excited to be accepted by ZDHC for MRSL v.1.1 Conformance. We will be one of the few providers of ZDHC Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 MRSL Conformance,” says Dr. Binay Kumar Choudhury, Chairman INDIA, Control Union.

“NSF International is pleased to partner with organisations that are working to promote transparency and lead efforts to meet supplier and consumer demands,” says Jenny Oorbeck, General Manager of Sustainability at NSF International.

Interested organisations have to go through an approval and acceptance process, which is outlined in the ZDHC MRSL Conformance Guidance. To apply, interested organisations can click here.

 

About Control Union:

With its foundation in agriculture, Control Union Certifications has focused its efforts in developing services around the sustainability of the industry's supply chains which feed into the food, feed, bio energy and textiles markets. With 'boots on the ground' in more than 70 countries, Control Union Certifications is uniquely placed to manage challenges with today's global marketplace.

Control Union has played a decisive role in assisting the textile industry in meeting standard requirements. As an example, the EKO Sustainable Textile Standard, developed by Control Union, was the first standard for the textile industry which addressed sustainability. Control Union also played an active role in developing the Responsible Down Standard (RDS).

Control Union Certifications obtains and maintains the highest level of integrity through its accreditations from numerous government and industry organisations, ensuring our services and certificates are at the highest level.

About NSF:

NSF International is an independent, global organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment. Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. With operations in more than 175 countries, NSF International is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center on Food Safety, Water Quality and Indoor Environment.