The ZDHC Gateway - Chemical Module is the only centralised, independent, non-proprietary product information source where the textile, apparel, leather and footwear industry can be assured of ZDHC MRSL conformance. Without this platform, each manufacturer would need to assess every product from each of their chemical manufacturing facilities against the ZDHC MRSL to ensure conformance. In addition, each chemical formulator would have to provide product conformance information to multiple clients - individually and repetitively.
For brands and their suppliers, the ZDHC Gateway – Chemical Module acts as a search engine for chemical products that meet ZDHC MRSL requirements. The platform allows them to easily check conformance information for the chemical products they use. They can also identify possible alternatives, where there is a higher level of confidence that a chemical product would meet the standards of the ZDHC MRSL. This makes it possible to improve overall sustainability performance within the organisation.
For chemical formulators, the ZDHC Gateway reduces the need to keep providing chemical information to multiple clients. This saves them time and effort that is lost in responding to many client requests for the same information. In addition, participation in the ZDHC Gateway – Chemical Module demonstrates a chemical formulator’s commitment to ZDHC’s mission to advance towards zero discharge of hazardous chemicals.
No. Use of the ZDHC Gateway – Chemical Module does not confer rights to use any ZDHC logo nor to have your brand logo on the ZDHC website. Use of the ZDHC Gateway – Chemical Module is distinct from being a ZDHC Contributor.
Chemical industry Contributors are required to have chemical products that are publicly published on the ZDHC Gateway – Chemical Module. This is one of the criteria to be eligible for approval as a ZDHC Contributor. Only ZDHC Contributors are allowed to use the ZDHC Contributor logo and have their brand logo displayed on the ZDHC website and other ZDHC collateral.