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Contributor Announcement October 2021

October 19, 2021


As of October 2021, we welcome five new companies to the ZDHC Community - two Contributors and three Friends of ZDHC. 

As a Brand:

Mango was born in Barcelona in 1984 and is one of the main fashion groups in the world, operating in more than 110 countries. The company’s main activities are design, manufacture, distribute and market garments, clothing, and accessories, as well as products related to decoration, household items and utensils. 

ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme will help us achieve best practice chemical management in our production processes and accomplish our goal of zero discharge of hazardous chemicals from our supply chain. MANGO believes that collaboration is a key factor to accelerate the progress towards zero discharge of hazardous chemicals within the textile industry by sharing the knowledge and involving all the stakeholders.

For more information, please visit their website

As a Contributor (From the Chemical Industry):

Fineotex is a specialty chemical manufacturing public listed company with FDA approved plants in India and Malaysia producing 43,000 tons of auxiliaries, supplying to over 69 countries and has a JV with BioTex Malaysia and has Bluesign certification. Finetox has been listed on NSE/BSE since 2011 and was awarded “The Fastest growing Chemical Company in India’s chemical sector”.

Moving forward, Fineotex wants to stay up-to-date with the recent sustainable developments of ZDHC MRSL V2.0 for their product line to be future-ready by implementing sustainable chemical management to support green product manufacturing. By becoming a Contributor to the ZDHC Foundation, we can reach the ZDHC contributor factories as a vendor with confidence to provide a safe product line and to reach brands that are also ZDHC Contributors. Participating in the ZDHC Foundation’s Roadmap to Zero Programme will boost the knowledge of Fineotex’s Sustainability department and our Marketing team which will spread green chemistry alongside wastewater guidelines.

“Fineotex became a ZDHC Contributor to expand the wave of a sustainable product line with the specific goal to remove hazardous ingredients from the textile chemical production supply chain.”

-Fineotex, 2021

As a Friend of ZDHC:

John Lewis began trading over 150 years ago in 1864 and is a leading omnichannel retailer in the UK with 34 John Lewis shops and a growing online business. John Lewis is part of the John Lewis Partnership, the UK’s largest employee-owned business.

The ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme will be pivotal in helping John Lewis to understand more fully the chemical footprint of the value chain practices and help mitigate its environmental impact through tools and platforms that drive positive change.

"John Lewis Partnership is one of the largest retailers in the UK. Joining ZDHC demonstrates a continued commitment towards managing chemical compliance and reducing our impact on human health and the environment."      
-Robert Falk, Partner & Category Technical Lead.


As a Friend of ZDHC:

Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a leading omnichannel retailer. With more than 1,100 stores in 49 states and the online convenience of Kohls.com and the Kohl's App, Kohl's offers amazing national and exclusive brands at incredible savings for families nationwide. Kohl’s is uniquely positioned to deliver against its strategy and its vision to be the most trusted retailer of choice for the active and casual lifestyle. Kohl’s is committed to progress in its diversity and inclusion pledges, and the company's environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) stewardship. For a list of store locations or to shop online, visit Kohls.com. For more information about Kohl’s impact in the community or how to join our winning team, visit Corporate.Kohls.com or follow @KohlsNews on Twitter.

“Our collaboration with ZDHC will help to advance Kohl’s commitment to sound chemical management across our teams, our vendors and our facilities. Reducing our chemical footprint is part of Kohl’s broader environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy to create healthy futures for families by taking care of people, communities, and the planet. Building off of Kohl’s existing chemical sustainability program, we are emphasising the prevention, elimination and reduction of chemicals in Kohl’s private-branded products and we are striving for a supply chain with zero-discharge of hazardous chemicals by 2025.” 

-Steve Thomas, Kohl’s Chief Risk and Compliance Officer


As a Friend of ZDHC:

ZXY International is a global apparel and textile group. They have created customer-centered 'one-stop' sustainable product solutions for international brands and retailers. 

ZXY has been a pioneer of the textile industry since the early 80s. Today, they have an empowered team of over 700 colleagues across the globe in Bangladesh, Turkey, India, Pakistan, and Egypt; each team member is committed to ZXY’s values of "passion for perfection."

They operate dedicated Technical, Quality & Compliance, Merchandising, Design & Innovation, sustainability teams globally who strive to give the best service and product. They also partner with over 100 fully compliant factories across 5 locations.                                                                                                                      

ZXY strives to deliver better worker safety and to reduce the negative environmental effects of textile production on the regional communities and the environment as a whole. By participating in the ZDHC Foundation’s Roadmap to Zero Programme, which works collaboratively to implement sustainable chemical management practices and promotes safer chemicals, they are empowered to achieve their sustainability goals. 

ZXY strongly believes that the partnership with the ZDHC Foundation’s Roadmap to Zero Programme will help ZXY reach the next responsible business level. Apart from monitoring the performance of chemical and wastewater management of the supply chain, it is a platform that their customers trust.