ZDHC Foundation Appoints Five New Board Directors

The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Programme is pleased to announce the appointment of five new Board Directors of the ZDHC Foundation.

The ZDHC Programme is a collaboration of over 70 signatory brands, value chain affiliates and associates advancing towards the elimination of hazardous chemicals in the textile and footwear value chain.

Joining the existing ZDHC Board of Directors are:

Adam Brennan - Unit Leader - Sustainable Chemicals Management, C&A.

Manuel Baigorri Soneiro - Senior Director - Global Sustainability Value Chain, Levi Strauss & Co.

Carmen Chan - Senior Corporate Responsibility Manager - Technical, F&F

Dr Wei-Wang Chen - General Manager, Everlight Chemical.

Pascal Brun - Head of Sustainability - Production, H&M

Top from left to right: Dr. Wei-Wang Chen, Graham Storrie, Charles Dickinson
Middle from left to right: Adam Brennan, Monica Gorman, Manuel Baigorri Soneiro, Philipp Meister, Scott Vitters
Bottom from left to right: Frank Michel, Frouke Bruinsma, Carmen Chan, Annie Francis


“We are developing fast, and the appointment of our new Directors enables us to drive forward our strategic growth and continued global leadership on sustainable chemistry and safer chemical management”, says Charles Dickinson, ZDHC Board Chair. “I’m honoured to welcome them and excited about working with this exceptional team”  

“I’m excited to welcome Adam, Manuel, Carmen, Wei-Wang and Pascal as our new Board members.” says Frank Michel, ZDHC Executive Director.

“All individuals bring a wealth of expertise as well as experience and will be tremendous assets to ZDHC and our mission of safer chemical management.”


With the five additional Board members, the ZDHC Foundation expands the board to a total of 12 Directors and also significantly extends Board representation in Asia with Manuel Baigorri Soneiro, Adam Brennan, Pascal Brun, Dr. Wei-Wang Chen and Carmen Chan on the board.  

Learn more about the programme here.