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ZDHC unveils chemical disclosure methodology study results
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Mar '14
The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals Group (ZDHC Group) released the results of extensive research into chemical disclosure methodologies, a critical step in identifying and selecting a disclosure platform that will improve chemicals management and publicly available indicators throughout the apparel and footwear supply chains. 
 
This report documents the processes, challenges and opportunities related to Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs), the most widely used and applicable reporting method, and provides practical suggestions to enhance the positive effects of PRTRs for the footwear and apparel industry. 
 
According to Kevin Munn, Project Officer, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), "The ZDHC Working Group's selection of PRTR as the preferred tool for community engagement and communication underscores the depth of their commitment to the community right-to-know principle. UNEP commends both the selection and the commitment." 
 
The ZDHC Group is focused on the zero discharge of hazardous chemicals and the right to access information about facility chemical uses and discharges. "The principle of disclosure and transparency underpins our programme work," said Cheryl Kreindler, ZDHC Programme Manager. "Disclosure of facility chemical management information is important to all stakeholders. 
 
To increase visibility into the environmental impacts of the supply chain, the ZDHC Group explored how to encourage our manufacturing partners to disclose information about their chemical uses and discharges. After researching disclosure methodologies, the ZDHC Group recognizes PRTR as one of the best methods for addressing the specific issues posed by ZDHC and advocated by the Right-to-Know principle. 
 
However, we are also mindful of the timescales involved and the need to take interim action. This will be achieved by introducing a system to prevent intentional use of hazardous chemicals in the manufacturing process," said Kreindler.
 
Key Findings
There are numerous chemical compliance methods and disclosure platforms available for environmental information disclosure.
 
PRTRs are one of the most established methods for implementing the Right-to-Know principle of reporting on chemical management performance. 
 
PRTRs can be used to report use, discharge and transfer of hazardous chemicals and are one of the most accepted methods. 


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