A search engine for safer chemistry
The ZDHC Gateway - Chemical Module is an online platform that helps with registering and finding chemicals that conform to the ZDHC MRSL. It provides useful tools and facilitates the exchange of information between brands, suppliers and chemical formulators. Brands can engage their supply chain and communicate their requirements for safer chemistry. Suppliers see their customers' requirements, where brands have defined them. Setting brands specific filters - key for managing supply chains.
Chemical companies throughout the world register themselves and their products on the ZDHC Gateway - Chemical Module. As they converge at this one central point, that also increases visibility over the chemicals being used throughout the industry.
Chemical formulators can prove ZDHC MRSL conformance for their products. That helps them to position as a leader in reducing hazardous chemical use.
Suppliers can ensure conformance with ZDHC industry standards to increase their use of safer chemicals. It also helps to show the results of that work to brands.
Brands use the platform to get visibility and strengthen relationships along the supply chain. Reporting to multiple stakeholders is also made easier, on one online repository.
Highlighting the safer chemical options
ZDHC ChemCheck is an authenticated product passport. This easy-to-read report shows to what extent a chemical product conforms to the ZDHC MRSL. In fact, ChemCheck is essential to prove conformance for any chemical products registered in the ZDHC Gateway - Chemical Module.
Chemical formulators use these reports to assure their customers that a product of theirs is verified to ZDHC MRSL requirements, and available in the ZDHC Gateway - Chemical Module.
Because this verified proof can be obtained for all products, it eliminates the need for continuous, unnecessary testing. Formulators can test each product's conformance once, then provide proof of that conformance to any customer.
ChemCheck also helps manufacturers (suppliers) that are seeking safe chemistry options, by making it easy to understand how conformant a chemical product is.
Brands also benefit from ZDHC ChemCheck. Because the report comes in such an understandable format, it can help to support their own sustainable procurement practices.
Formulators can download a ZDHC ChemCheck product passport for each ZDHC conformant chemical product registered in the ZDHC Gateway - Chemical Module. It can be printed or shared electronically as a PDF and is available as part of the formulator standard product registration fee. This report includes:
- A product summary, including ZDHC MRSL Conformance Level
- A chemical formulator summary
- Certifications and SDS summary
- Product certifications and verification status for individual products
Helping to improve chemical inventories
For suppliers, it's often challenging to find sustainable chemical formulations. Tracking their use is also difficult, as is showing customers the success of these efforts.
To promote the use of safer chemicals we created ZDHC InCheck. This easy-to-read chemical inventory report offers a universally accepted way to measure ZDHC MRSL conformance for all chemicals used in a facility. It's available in the ZDHC Gateway - Chemical Module and as a PDF.
ZDHC InCheck evaluates a number of factors across various products and chemical formulators, and summarises the results. The resulting report provides an overview of conformance with guidance on improving the quality of chemical inputs. The reports provide:
- An evaluation of the supplier's chemical inventory against the ZDHC MRSL
- An understandable performance summary
- Recommendations for chemical inventory improvements
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