ZDHC’s Roadmap to Zero second Impact Report is live #204


The ZDHC Foundation’s mission is to enable brands and retailers in the textile, apparel and footwear industries to implement best practices in sustainable chemical management throughout the value chain, with a focus on zero discharge of hazardous chemicals, through collaborative engagement and standard setting.

ZDHC has released its second annual impact report, detailing the progress made over the past 12 months, recent developments within ZDHC and the industry as a whole, and the road ahead. The report also calls for collaborative action and commitment to safer chemistry for supply chain partners.

ZDHC welcomed the growing awareness of environmental sustainability among the global brand community, customers and policymakers and the progress in the regulatory environment for chemical sustainability, such as the new EU legislation on due diligence and governance in supply chains.

The organization also reported on its evolution into a multi-stakeholder organization; bringing together companies, civil society, governments, research institutes and non-governmental organizations to cooperate in joint engagement and implementation efforts of the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero.

The ZDHC has witnessed increased engagement and continued growth in the number of engaged organizations joining the ZDHC community across all major stakeholder categories; brands, suppliers and chemical suppliers.

Finally, the Foundation shares the progress of its three ZDHC Leader programs; Brands to Zero, Supplier to Zero and the upcoming Chemical Supplier Leader program. They include a self-reinforcing mechanism designed to foster industry-wide momentum toward holistic and sustainable chemicals management.