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Seven Organisations join the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme

Over the last three months, seven new organisations joined the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme, an industry collaboration of brands, value chain partners and associates, driving the industry towards more sustainable chemistry.

Joining ZDHC, these organisations commit to a strengthened responsibility towards better chemical management practices. Also, they will adopt the ZDHC tools, such as the ZDHC Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (ZDHC MRSL) and the ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines, and implement them into their value chains.

“We’re happy about the seven new organisations joining our efforts,” says Frank Michel, ZDHC Executive Director. “With ASOS we join forces with one of the biggest British online retailers and we’re looking forward to their expert input. With Sustainable Textile Solutions (STS), we onboard one of our Accredited Training Providers.”

With the additional organisations, the total number of ZDHC Contributors is 116.

Joining as a Signatory Brand:

Headquartered in London, ASOS is a global fashion destination for 20-somethings. It sells over 87,000 ASOS and branded products through localised app and mobile/desktop web experiences, serving 18.4 million customers from fulfilment centres in the UK, the US and Europe. Its Fashion With Integrity programme drives its transparent, responsible, and inclusive approach to business.

Joining as Value Chain Affiliates in the following categories:

Chemical Industry

Meghmani Dyes and Intermediates LLP was founded in 1979 and is based in India. The Company's line of business includes the manufacturing of intermediates, Reactive Dyes, Optical Brightening Agent (OBA) and pigments. Meghmani is a market leader in these products in India and has its customer base in more than 70 countries across the globe.

Textile & Footwear Industry:

Denim Expert Limited is a responsible manufacturer specifically into denim bottoms based in Bangladesh. They believe in sustainable practices by applying the highest levels of safety, environmental and social compliance standards. Innovation is key to their success, they develop seasonal collections for their customers and offer a product range in the latest state of the art of manufacturing and finishing technologies. Denim Expert Limited is based in Bangladesh.

Eastman Exports Global Clothing Pvt Ltd is one of the largest manufacturers of knitted apparel in India. They are always close to the market and keep themselves updated with right fashion, product and high street requirements. Eastman is a proactive organisation that operates their wet processing facility with the zero liquid discharge system for over a decade. Also, they recycle and reuse 90% of their wastewater. Eastman Exports Global Clothing Pvt Ltd is based in India.

Sateri is one of the world's largest producers of viscose, with three mills in China. All of Sateri's mill operations have achieved the STeP by OEKO-TEX® and STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certifications and is the first viscose company in the world to carry the MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® product label. They are also one of the world’s first viscose producers to have completed the Higg Facility Environmental Module 3.0 by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), and verified by an SAC-approved third-party assessor with a consistent scoring of above 80% for all its mills. Sateri is based in China.

Solution Provider:

Also based in India is Sustainable Textile Solutions (STS). STS having presence in major wet processing countries holds extensive knowledge of dyes and chemicals combined with longstanding expertise on wet processing production techniques. The dedicated STS team is passionate about environmental protection and creating impact through its assignments.

Click here for more information about the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme.