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ZDHC Committed Community Announcement May 2024

June 6, 2024

Announcement

We warmly welcome two new Signatories!

As of May 2024, we warmly welcome two new ZDHC Signatories to the ZDHC Committed Community! We’ve asked each of them to tell us a little bit about their organisation, and why they are joining ZDHC.

As Signatory Friend of ZDHC Brand

Pepco is a company that has been in business for 20 years. The chain continues to grow so that it can invite customers to over 3600 Pepco stores in 18 European countries.  Pepco stores offer a wide range of products for decorating and running the house, as well as clothing for children and adults. Pepco's mission is to offer the lowest prices and best value to families on a budget. We focus on the needs of our customers by offering them the products they need at prices they can afford while maintaining good quality.

Pepco’s primary approach is understanding, monitoring and improving their Supplier water usage by collaborating on industry initiatives such ZDHC.This activity is supporting Pepco’s Sustainability Strategy Pillars – Better Product and Valued Supply Chain.

“We are committed to safeguarding our planet by reducing hazardous chemical usage in the textile, apparel and footwear supply chain. Thanks to this we can support biodiversity and water availability which have impact for our economies, human and animals' wellbeing across the globe. By joining ZDHC, we would have the capability to collaborate with the fashion industry to phase out harmful chemicals from its global supply chain. This  will support more sustainability manufacturing to protect workers, consumers and our planet’s ecosystems.”

- Adam Sarbinowski, Sustainable Development Manager, Pepco

As Signatory Friend of ZDHC Brand

Maison Valentino was founded in 1960 in Rome by Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti. A symbol of crafting excellence, creativity and uniqueness, Valentino continues to inspire individuality by redefining the values of mastery and emotional beauty that are deeply intertwined with its roots as the most established Italian Maison de Couture. The Company is led by Jacopo Venturini, CEO since June 2020, while Alessandro Michele was appointed as its Creative Director in April 2024. The collections include Haute Couture, Valentino women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, Valentino Garavani Accessories, Valentino Eyewear by Akoni Group, and Valentino Beauty by L'Oréal.

We welcome and look forward to working with all of our signatories in creating a world where better chemistry leads to the protection of life, land, air and water a reality!