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ZDHC unveils first ZDHC accepted certification standards
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Sep '17
Courtesy: ZDHC
Courtesy: ZDHC
The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Foundation from Netherlands, has announced Eco Passport by Oeko-Tex programme and ToxServices Full Materials Disclosure (ToxFMD) programme as the first accepted certification standards, which are indicators of chemical formulations conforming to ZDHC’s Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) v 1.1.

Chemical products with the Eco Passport by Oeko-Tex certification and ToxFMD programme are now listed on ZDHC Gateway’s Chemical Module as level 1 conformers to ZDHC’s MRSL conformance guidance.

To accelerate the global impact of ZDHC’s Roadmap 2020 programme the organisation has decided in a very early stage not to start its own certification system for MRSL conformant chemistry but instead to leverage existing certification as indicators of ZDHC MRSL conformance.

The ZDHC MRSL conformance levels range from 0 to 3. Higher conformance levels are expected to reflect a higher confidence that a chemical product meets the ZDHC MRSL conformance levels, and therefore a lower probability of any ZDHC MRSL substances being present in the certified chemical product.

ZDHC executive director Frank Michel said, “We’re pleased to have the two certification standards on board. Not only will Eco Passport and ToxFMD certify chemical formulations to be level 1 indicating conformance to the ZDHC MRSL, but the formulations will also be directly verified and officially ranked within the ZDHC Gateway – Chemical Module. These new standards will help us tremendously to work towards our goal and support the industry by sourcing safer chemicals.”

With 25 years of experience, Oeko-Tex empowers and enables consumers and companies to protect our planet by providing standardised solutions which optimise customers’ manufacturing processes and help deliver high quality, more sustainable products.

ToxServices LLC is a global consultancy dedicated to provide science-based consulting services designed to protect and improve upon the health of humans and the environment. It consists of toxicologists, chemists, and environmental scientists that work with clients to identify safer and sustainable ways to formulate chemicals, products, and materials. (GK)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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