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 ZDHC Events
ZDHC Regional Conference - February 13, 2019 in Mumbai
As part of its regional activities, ZDHC is organising a Conference with the theme “Accelerating Sustainable Chemical Management - Connecting the Dots” on 13th of February 2019 in Mumbai, India. The Conference will see all stakeholders of the textile value chain - including ZDHC Signatory Brands, manufacturers, chemical industry, partner organisations and service providers - discuss on the three “I”s … Integration, Implementation and Innovation in sustainable chemical management practices.
The Conference will start with a presentations on the ZDHC vision and approach from Frank Michel, Executive Director and on ZDHC’s regional strategy by Christina Raab, Global Implementation Director. A keynote address by Punit Lalbhai, Executive Director at India’s premier textile conglomerate Arvind Ltd will lay the ground for the sessions of the day. The conference will have three different sessions:
Session 1: Integrating sustainable chemical management into the business strategy, where representatives from global and Indian brands will present their perspective on this topic, followed by a panel discussion on how they engage with their supply chain partners.
Session 2: Implementing best practices for chemical management in manufacturing processes, where leading manufacturers will showcase practical examples on implementing holistic chemical management.
Session 3: Accelerating innovations in sustainable chemistry, where chemical companies will discuss opportunities and challenges in developing safer alternatives.
There will also be a motivational talk on the need for sustainability in the textile industry by Dr Prasad Modak, a globally recognised environmental expert.
The Conference will end with a unique show that will project the theme of "chemical impacts of textile production" through a sound and dance recital.