The globally-accepted water quality standard for the textile industry

Production in the textile, apparel, footwear and leather industry can adversely affect a large quantity of water, which can threaten the environment, workers and surrounding communities. Good water stewardship involves regular monitoring and testing of wastewater in line with local and industry standards. Suppliers may find it challenging to interpret and communicate their wastewater test results. The ZDHC ClearStream, a universally -accepted wastewater reporting standard for output control, helps suppliers to understand their test reports and demonstrate their performance to customers.

A ZDHC ClearStream report can be generated from any verified wastewater test results uploaded to the Wastewater Module by a growing number of ZDHC Accepted Laboratories worldwide. The scorecard shows wastewater performance in the context of the ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines and provides clear guidance on opportunities for improvement in an easy-to-read, non-technical format. ZDHC ClearStream reports highlight:

  • The performance in line with the ZDHC methodology
  • Opportunities for improvement
  • Detailed results from ZDHC Accepted Laboratory test reports in the context of the ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines and scoring methodology

The ZDHC ClearStream report is digitally signed by ZDHC, proving authenticity and demonstrating transparency with reliable, verified wastewater data. Suppliers will have a straightforward way for themselves and their customers to understand their laboratory’s wastewater test results, and position their company as a leader in a drive towards environmental and community safety.

Final version will be released in May 2018.