Terms of Use

We receive a lot of requests from organisations  who want to use a ZDHC brand or logo.  We are also aware of  organisations that misuse our key ZDHC brand and logo identity.  Therefore,  we thought it was better to make our key brands and logos publicly available. The intention is to protect our brands and logos and to support all those who want to use them to do so correctly.  

Though  publicly available there are some important rules:

  1. The only organisations that are permitted to download and use logos from this page are ZDHC Contributors and other organisations with whom we have an established relationship such as those that we formally collaborate with.  
  2. All organisations who download from this page acknowledge that the ZDHC brand and logos are property of the Stichting ZDHC Foundation.
  3. For any ZDHC logos, whether featured on this page or not, organisatios require the express permission of ZDHC to use these logos. Please contact media@zdhc.org for more information.  
  4. The  use of any ZDHC branding or logos on any products of any kind is not permitted at any time. 
  5. When  downloading any logo from this page users are required to conform in full with the conformance requirements set out on this page. 

ZDHC reserves the right to give notice, in writing via email, and guidance for bringing the brand and logo use into conformance as specified on this page. If the brand and logo use fails to be brought into conformance, ZDHC reserves the right to take any appropriate action in t its own discretion. Nonconformance includes the use of inappropriate language, nonconforming terminology, or nonconforming logo use and can result in appropriate action, which may include, but is not limited to, suspension or termination of engagement in ZDHC activities such as contributorship, third party accreditation or acceptance status.

ZDHC may issue a cease and desist letter to companies, organisations, or individuals that are either not expressly permitted to use the ZDHC brand and logos and/or who after being notified to make appropriate changes continue to be nonconformant as assessed by ZDHC acting in its own discretion.

If you’ve found a website that uses a ZDHC trademark inappropriately, we’d like to hear about it.
Report inappropriate use.