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Audit Protocol

The ZDHC Audit Protocol provides brands with the capability to initiate and self-assess safe handling of chemicals with objectives at foundational, progressive and aspirational levels.

The ZDHC Audit Protocol work is supported by the ZDHC Chemical Management System (CMS) Guidance Manual and the ZDHC Audit Tool Package. The CMS Guidance manual is available on our website and the Audit Protocol Tool package is available to ZDHC Signatory Brands and Value Chain Affiliates. 

The ZDHC Audit Protocol is aligned with the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) Higg Facility Environmental Module (FEM) and the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) Chemical Management Module to ensure the creation of one consistent set of chemical management assessment protocols to evaluate manufacturers’ chemical management across their value chains.

Related Documents & Tools

  • Audit Protocol Report
  • Chemical Management Systems Guidance Manual

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