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ZDHC and OEKO-TEX® have joined forces to enhance sustainable chemical management and cleaner chemistry principles. Their aim is to empower the Textile/Apparel and Leather/Footwear industry to improve its environmental impact by optimising industry guidelines and solutions through collaborative efforts. This partnership seeks to drive sustainability while meeting the needs of Chemical Formulators/Manufacturers, Suppliers, Brands, and Retailers. The goal is to create a cohesive approach to sustainable chemical and product management across global value chains. Although OEKO-TEX® has been collaborating with ZDHC for over five years, this formal agreement will augment the benefits of both organisations to brands and their suppliers.
The collaboration agreement provides the organisations with a framework for the following:
The location and respective services of OEKO-TEX® institutes can now be found on the ZDHC Find Your Expert Platform as well.
“I am pleased to announce the collaboration between ZDHC Foundation and OEKO-TEX®. This partnership brings together our expertise to drive sustainability in the textile industry. Together, we aim to accelerate sustainable chemical management, responsible production, and safer materials. This collaboration marks a significant step towards a sustainable future for the industry.”
-Frank Michel, Executive Director ZDHC Foundation
“We believe that the benefits of collaboration will drive transformational change and meet the true requirements of the industry. This collaboration will enhance both the ZDHC and the OEKO-TEX® system and programs. Since ZDHC and OEKO-TEX® are aiming to positively impact products, the environment and people, a well-structured collaboration will include joint recognition of each other’s programs. The objective of the partnership between ZDHC and OEKO-TEX® is to share learning and experience, driving sustainability by eliminating harmful chemicals throughout the supply chain and lowering the apparel, footwear, and textile industry’s impact.”
-Georg Dieners, OEKO-TEX® General Secretary
More information about the ZDHC systems can be found on the ZDHC knowledge base.
Please find out more about OEKO-TEX® STeP here.
On 8th September 2023, ZDHC hosted our 4th South Asia Regional Conference in Bangalore, India.
ZDHC South Asia region participated in a jointly organised workshop by CERB and Soorty on Sustainable Chemical Management