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End of the transition period towards adopting ZDHC MRSL V2.0

April 1, 2021


Over the past 16 months, the fashion, textile and footwear industry has adopted the ZDHC MRSL V2.0.

This week marks the end of the transition period to phase out ZDHC Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (ZDHC MRSL) V1.1 since the release of ZDHC MRSL V2.0 in November 2019. During this period the latest version of the ZDHC MRSL was adopted. 

“Despite the global challenges this pandemic has brought, the industry came together to implement the ZDHC MRSL V2.0 and has shown its commitment once again to a more sustainable chemical management” says Scott Echols, Senior Director, Roadmap to Zero Programme ZDHC.

The ZDHC Gateway now includes nearly 55.500 published chemical products making it the world’s largest database for sustainable chemistry. By 1 April, it will include approximately 55.122 chemical products that meet the requirements of ZDHC MRSL V2.0. This will enable all supply chain stakeholders to find these formulations within its Chemical Module.

A part of this number can be attributed to ‘Inditex The List’ which was accepted as MRSL V2.0 Conformance Level 3 during the transition period. These chemical products will migrate within the Gateway Chemical Module to conform with the ZDHC MRSL V2.0 by 31 March.

The next revision of the ZDHC MRSL is planned for 2022.

View and download the online version of the ZDHC MRSL V2.0.

For more information on this announcement, read FAQs at the ZDHC Knowledge Base. 


The ZDHC Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (ZDHC MRSL) V2.0 is a list of chemical substances banned from intentional use in facilities that process textile materials, synthetic leather, leather, and trim parts in textiles and footwear. By using chemical formulations that conform to ZDHC’s MRSL V2.0 suppliers can assure themselves, and their customers that banned chemical substances are not intentionally used during the production.