Executive Summary of report released: The business case for removing hazardous chemicals with ZDHC

As part of its 2018 Friends of ZDHC event, the ZDHC Foundation has released the Executive Summary of a report prepared by PwC on the case for removing hazardous chemicals from the textile and leather supply chains.

Based on a survey of manufacturers, chemical formulators, brands and retailers, the report explores what incentives these companies have to remove hazardous chemicals from the production process and what challenges they face. 

The survey results show that the majority of respondents agree that there is a case for removing hazardous chemicals and that the benefits of implementing an MRSL outweighed the costs. This message was particularly strong from companies stating that they had adopted an MRSL in collaboration with ZDHC. The report also finds that harmonisation and convergence are key for future success and that this is a shared responsibility of ZDHC and its Contributors.

The full report including commentary will be released in January 2019. 

Meanwhile the Executive Summary can be downloaded here.

This business case report is made possible by funding from the C&A Foundation.

From left to right: Christina Raab (ZDHC), Susanne Klages (PwC), Frank Michel (ZDHC)