Today, the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Foundation is proud to announce ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® Programme and ToxServices Full Materials Disclosure™ (ToxFMD™) Programme as the first accepted certification standards, which are indicators of chemical formulations conforming to ZDHC’s Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) v 1.1.
Chemical Products with the ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certification and ToxServices Full Materials Disclosure™ (ToxFMD™) Programme are now listed on ZDHC Gateway’s Chemical Module as Level 1 conformers to ZDHC’s MRSL Conformance Guidance.
“We’re pleased to have the two certification standards on board”, says ZDHC Executive Director Frank Michel.
“Not only will ECO PASSPORT and ToxFMD™ certify chemical formulations to be Level 1 indicating conformance to the ZDHC MRSL, but the formulations will also be directly verified and officially ranked within the ZDHC Gateway – Chemical Module. These new standards will help us tremendously to work towards our goal and support the industry by sourcing safer chemicals.”
To accelerate the global impact of ZDHC’s Roadmap 2020 programme the organisation has decided in a very early stage not to start its own certification system for MRSL conformant chemistry but instead to leverage existing certification as indicators of ZDHC MRSL conformance.