In 2011, a group of major apparel, leather, and footwear brands and retailers made a shared commitment to reduce or substitute hazardous chemicals from their value chain to ensure safer handling of chemicals in the workplace for brands, the environment and workers.

The ZDHC Gateway – Chemical Module*, is an advanced search engine for formulations that are conforming to ZDHC's MRSL (following the ZDHC Conformance Guidance) supporting textile and leather manufacturer to find safer alternatives and drive substitution of hazardous chemicals.


For Formulators

Help lead the textile, leather and footwear industry to advance towards zero discharge of hazardous chemicals.

For Suppliers

Conform to ZDHC industry standards to reduce hazardous chemical use.

For Brands

Support your suppliers’ efforts to source more sustainably.

For Partners

Collaboration and information sharing is essential.


The ZDHC Gateway - Chemical Module and Wastewater Module are powered by ADEC Innovations

ZDHC Accepted Certification Standards for ZDHC MRSL Conformance

To accelerate the global impact of the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme, the organisation has decided in a very early stage not to start its own certification system for MRSL conformant chemistry but instead to leverage existing certification as indicators of ZDHC MRSL conformance.

The ZDHC Accepted Certification Standards for ZDHC MRSL Conformance are listed on ZDHC Gateway’s Chemical Module as conformers to ZDHC’s MRSL Conformance Guidance at a certain level, ranging from level 1 to level 3. Also, formulations certified by these standards are directly verified and officially ranked within the ZDHC Gateway – Chemical Module.

Below, is a list of the currently accepted certification standards and the level of formulation conformance they are indicating:

The  ZDHC Accepted Certification Standards will help us tremendously to work towards our goal and support the industry by sourcing safer chemicals.

To become a ZDHC Accepted Certification Standard, interested organisations can apply here for acceptance of their Chemical Formulation certification system by the ZDHC Foundation.

To find out more about the accreditation process, please review the ZDHC MRSL Conformance Guidance.

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