Today, the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme announces ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® as Level 3 ZDHC Accepted Certification Standard for ZDHC MRSL conformance.
In September 2017, ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® became one of the first ZDHC Accepted Certification Standards, but until now, could only certify chemical products with Level 1 conformance. Going forward, ECO PASSPORT will also be an indicator of the highest level of ZDHC MRSL conformance - Level 3 - within the ZDHC Gateway.
“Since ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® was announced as an indicator of ZDHC MRSL conformance in September 2017, several formulators added their ECO PASSPORT certified chemical products to the ZDHC Gateway - Chemical Module. We are delighted to also recognise them as an indicator of ZDHC MRSL Level 3 conformance.” says Scott Echols, ZDHC Programme Director.
From an early stage on, the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme decided to not start its own certification system for ZDHC MRSL conformant chemistry, but to work together with existing certification standards. Since the first ZDHC Accepted Certification Standards were announced in September 2017, ZDHC accepted ten organisations as indicators of ZDHC MRSL conformance. See the full list here.
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.
About ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX®:
With 25 years of experience, OEKO-TEX® empowers and enables consumers and companies to protect our planet by providing standardised solutions which optimise customers’ manufacturing processes and help deliver high quality, more sustainable products.
The ZDHC Foundation oversees implementation of the Roadmap to Zero Programme and is a global industry collaboration of currently 107 contributors (24 brands, 67 value chain affiliates, and 16 associates) within the sports, fashion, luxury and outdoor industry. The vision is widespread implementation of sustainable chemistry, driving innovations and best practices in the textile, apparel, leather and footwear industries to protect consumers, workers and the environment. Through collaborative engagement, standard setting and large-scale implementation ZDHC advances the industry towards zero discharge of hazardous chemicals. ZDHC takes a holistic approach to sustainable chemical management and enables tangible progress in the wider industry by a number of reference guidance and practical tools, capacity building and innovation projects. More information about ZDHC at www.roadmaptozero.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, on Facebook and on Twitter.