Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about the Friends of ZDHC.
Currently, only Signatory Brands and Retailers can become a Friend of ZDHC.
ZDHC Contributors commit to the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme and “contribute” to its development, both financially and importantly, non-financially, by way of actively engaging in Programme working groups and activities. Contributors work with us on harmonising standards and creating tools to support safer chemical management within the global textile and footwear value chain.
The Friends of ZDHC concept is for brands or retailers that want to learn more about ZDHC and/or are at an early stage of implementing sustainable chemical management frameworks. They wish to use and implement ZDHC Solutions and Platforms to support their journey.
A Friend of ZDHC aligns with the ZDHC mission, vision and purpose. They would like to access and use ZDHC Solutions rather than engage in the development of them. This differs from ZDHC Contributors, who engage by participating in the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme.
No, only companies are able to become a Friend of ZDHC.