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Impact Report 2023

June 19, 2024

ZDHC Impact Report 2023

ZDHC is pleased to share its 2023 Impact Report, highlighting our significant strides toward eliminating hazardous chemicals from the global fashion industry. This year’s report showcases the impact of our collaborative efforts and the progress made under our 2030 Impact Strategy. 

Here are some key highlights:

  • Expansion of ZDHC MRSL and SCM Framework: These foundational tools continue to guide our industry in sustainable chemical management.
  • Supplier engagement and performance have improved significantly, with a high percentage meeting ZDHC's Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) standards.
  • With more involvement from chemical formulators and suppliers, participation in ZDHC's Gateway and Academy programs has increased substantially.
  • Introduction of Textile Machine Manufacturers: This new signatory group exemplifies our commitment to comprehensive engagement across the supply chain.
  • Regional initiatives were launched in Asia, Europe, and Africa to accelerate progress towards the Roadmap to Zero program.
  • Collaboration with like-minded organisations: partnerships with entities like Textile Exchange and the Apparel Impact Institute have been crucial in aligning industry efforts and accelerating the adoption of safer chemicals. 

The report also sets ambitious goals for 2030, aiming for complete MRSL conformance among ZDHC suppliers and significant industry-wide improvement.

"2023 was a year of remarkable progress for ZDHC," said CEO, Frank Michel. "The achievements outlined in this report demonstrate the fashion industry's increasing commitment to eliminating harmful chemicals from their supply chains. Together with our partners, we are driving significant change to protect our planet."

Read the full ZDHC Impact Report to learn more about ZDHC's efforts to create a more sustainable fashion industry through safer chemical management. Join our mission to achieve a future with zero discharge of hazardous chemicals.

Click here to read the full report!