ZDHC Events

Our collaboration includes work with many stakeholders in the textile and footwear industry therefore ZDHC attends, speaks at and hosts various events throughout the year to drive industry-wide change towards the goal of zero discharge of hazardous chemicals.

Whether presenting at international industry gatherings or arranging ZDHC hosted or co-hosted meetings and conferences, we continuously showcase ZDHC tools such as our ZDHC Manufacturer Restricted Substances List (ZDHC MRSL). Further, we align and collaborate with key industry actors, to reflect on and refine our scope and present key tools such as the ZDHC Gateway - Chemical and Wastewater Module, ZDHC Academy, and the ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines.

All up and coming events that we organise, participate in or contribute to are outlined below. 

Upcoming SAC & ZDHC Manufacturer Forums:

Hong Kong - September 5



A few weeks later, the forum will be held in Hong Kong in partnership with the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). The Hong Kong manufacturer forum will run on September 5th, the day before the Hong Kong Fashion Summit. This will also be a manufacturer focused event, and all interested industry stakeholders are welcome.  

Once again, the focus will be on the value of chemical and environmental management, ZDHC tools and their implementation, the Higg Facility Environmental Module (Higg FEM) and continuous improvements at facility level. Morning sessions will provide overviews of ZDHC and SAC, and the related approaches and tools. Afternoon discussions will highlight implementation and provide best practice teaser trainings. The day will close with a networking drinks reception.

The venue will be the premises of HONG KONG CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE and the event will be run in English. More information and the agenda will be available soon. 



本次论坛将继续关注以下几个重要方面:化学品和环境管理的价值、ZDHC工具及其实施、Higg工厂环境模块(Higg FEM)以及在工厂层面中实施及表现的不断改进。上午的主要内容包括对ZDHC、SAC和相关的方法和工具的介绍。下午的讨论将着重于实施,并提供最佳实践概览培训。我们还将在论坛结束前为与参会者提供以联络交流为目的的招待会。


Outline Agenda

Sponsorship opportunities

Sponsorship at each level is greatly appreciated and offers superb visibility amongst a key group of industry stakeholders. If you are interested in sponsoring the forum in São Paulo, please contact us at



Save the Date!

Friends of ZDHC Event 2018 - December 6 - 7 in Amsterdam

For the second time in a row we will hold the "Friends of ZDHC” event in Amsterdam. Following the success from last year, we are extending the event to two days. The “Friends of ZDHC” event is exclusive and by-invitation-only and will take place on December 6-7 in Amsterdam.

With “Friends” we refer to brands, retailers, supply chain partners and leading sector organisations who reference our tools, endorse our Programme within their value chains and/or provide critical feedback for the further development of our work. 

If you are interested in attending the event, please request your personal invitation here: Invitation Request Form

Other Events

Sweden Textile Water Initiative and ZDHC invite you to a joint event during the World Water Week 2018

A warm welcome to STWI members, ZDHC Contributors, friends and all interested stakeholders to participate in this year’s open showcase co-hosted by the Sweden Textile Water Initiative (STWI) and the ZDHC Foundation at World Water Week 2018.  

Under the headline “Collaboration and scalability in water-intensive industries to achieve SDGs” we will explore the global challenges of water and wastewater management in the textile and leather industry. Through a panel discussion with leading industry representatives and stakeholders, we will address questions of governance, scalability and collaborative models, and provide positive examples of sustainable approaches for the sector to contribute to the SDGs.  

For more detailed information, updated schedule, participants and information on the World Water Week, please visit the online event.

The showcase is free of charge and does not require registration to World Water Week. However, please RSVP to ensure a seat.