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 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.


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Upcoming SAC & ZDHC Manufacturer Forums:

Mexico City - February 26




The first SAC & ZDHC Manufacturer Forum of 2019 will be held in Mexico City. The forum will take place on February 26th and while it is a manufacturer-focused event, all interested industry stakeholders and supply chain partners are welcome to participate.

The focus will be on the value and implementation of chemical and environmental management. The event will examine ZDHC tools and their practical application, the Higg Facility Environmental Module (Higg FEM) and how to make continuous improvements at facility level. The morning sessions will provide overviews of ZDHC and SAC, including the related approaches and tools, while afternoon discussions will focus on implementation and best practice teaser trainings. The day will close with a networking reception.

The venue will be held centrally located in Mexico City at SHERATON MEXICO CITY MARIA ISABEL HOTEL, Paseo de la Reforma 325, Col. Cuauhtémoc C.P. 06500, CDMX. Simultaneous translation in both English and Spanish will be available throughout the forum. The agenda and more information will be available soon.




El primer SAC & Manufacturer Forum de 2019 se llevará a cabo en la Ciudad de México. El foro tendrá lugar el 26 de febrero y, aunque se trata de un evento centrado en los fabricantes, todos los interesados de la industria y los socios de la cadena de suministro son bienvenidos a participar.

La atención se centrará en el valor y la aplicación de la gestión de los productos químicos y el medio ambiente. El evento examinará las instrumentos del  ZDHC y su aplicación práctica, el Módulo Medioambiental de Higg Facility (Higg FEM) y cómo realizar mejoras continuas a nivel de las empresas. Las sesiones de la mañana proporcionarán una visión general de ZDHC y SAC, incluyendo los enfoques y instrumentos relacionados, mientras que las discusiones de la tarde se centrarán en la implementación y en la capacitación de las mejores prácticas. El día se cerrará con una recepción de trabajo en red.

El evento se llevará a cabo en el centro de la Ciudad de México, en el hotel SHERATON MEXICO CITY MARIA ISABEL HOTEL, Paseo de la Reforma 325, Col. Cuauhtémoc C.P. 06500, CDMX. Habrá traducción simultánea en inglés y español durante todo el foro. La agenda y más información estarán disponibles en breve.

Barcelona - June 21

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Ho Chi Minh - Early September

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