Birla Cellulose, ISKO and Lenzing Group join the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme

Today, the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme welcomes two leading fibre producers and a major denim manufacturer to its group of Contributors. By joining, these companies will contribute to the organisation’s vision of widespread implementation of sustainable chemistry, driving innovations and best practices in the textile, apparel and footwear industries.

With Birla Cellulose and the Lenzing Group becoming Contributors, ZDHC marks a significant  Programme expansion into the area of raw material production, starting this year with man-made cellulosic fibres. With ISKO joining ZDHC, the organisation further grows its uptake across regions and welcomes its first Contributor from Turkey.

Joining ZDHC, the companies commit to chemical management best practices and leading the adoption and implementation of ZDHC tools, which include amongst  others the ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines, the ZDHC Gateway and the ZDHC MRSL. They also become part of a collaborative industry approach to drive harmonisation and reduce duplication and confusion of standards within the value chains.

With the addition of these three companies, the total number of Contributors to the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme totals now 95, comprising of three categories - 24 Signatory Brands, 56 Value Chain Affiliates and 15 Associates.

The new Contributors all join in the category of Value Chain Affiliates from the Textile Industry.





Birla Cellulose, the Pulp and Fibre business of The Aditya Birla Group is a leading global producer of VSF - a natural man-made fibre from wood pulp. The business is deeply committed to improve its environmental footprint across its value chain - from forest to fibre. The business has been engaged in a continuous improvement process to achieve higher standards, which go beyond the currently followed environment norms in the geographies it operates. BIRLA CELLULOSE is headquartered in India. More information:


About ISKO™:

ISKO™ is the world’s largest quality ingredient denim manufacturer, with a production capacity of 250 million meters of fabric each year in a 300,000 sq.m factory, and an international presence in over 60 countries. It has integrated production from yarn to finishing processes that gives the flexibility needed to create made-to-measure products.

ISKO™ is certified by authoritative institutions that recognize its commitment to quality standards and its environmentally-friendly approach: ISKO EARTH FIT™ collection is the only denim collection in the world certified by Nordic Swan Ecolabel and the EU Ecolabel.  Other certifications include: GOTS, ISO 9000/9001/9002B, GRS, OCS, OEKO-TEX STANDARD, and SEDEX.

ISKO™ is part of the SANKO Holding and a trademark of SANKO TEKSTIL. ISKO™ is headquartered in Turkey. More information:


About Lenzing Group:

The Lenzing Group is an international company that produces high-quality fibers from the renewable raw material wood with environmentally friendly and innovative technologies.

Its products are marketed under the following brands: TENCELTM for textile applications, VEOCELTM for nonwovens and LENZINGTM  for applications special areas and other products. Innovations like REFIBRATM recycling technology, the identifiable LENZINGTM ECOVEROTM branded fibers and TENCELTM  Luxe branded lyocell filament yarn make Lenzing a global innovation leader.

Lenzing is committed to the principles of sustainable management with very high environmental standards and can underscore this commitment with numerous international sustainability certifications for its business processes as the most sustainable company in the sector. The Lenzing Group is headquartered in Austria. More information: