DETOX.Live is a public disclosure platform operated by ZDHC. The platform integrates the global facility monitoring of wastewater testing, done in accordance with ZDHC’s Wastewater Guidelines, with a performance evaluation on how facilities are managing their sustainable process chemistry.
DETOX.live is designed to promote and enhance transparency, a critical success factor in a global, collaborative effort to phase out harmful substances from the fashion value chain. The map is a visual representation of the efforts the industry is making to change its practices, and on the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme’s impact and overall performance.
The platform of DETOX.live enables suppliers to demonstrate that they are actively testing their wastewater, and brands to show their relationship with these industry frontrunners.
Suppliers who are registered on the ZDHC Gateway can contact a ZDHC Accepted Laboratory to test their factory wastewater in accordance with the ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines. The laboratory will then upload the results into the supplier's ZDHC Gateway account, and when the supplier reviews and accepts that data, it becomes visible on the ZDHC Gateway. Automatically, a colour-coded status of their progress (red, amber, or green) is then also indicated on the public DETOX.Live map.
DETOX.Live indicates how well a supplier is doing, by providing insights on test reports uploaded to the ZDHC Gateway and giving suppliers a colour-coded indicator of success. A green indicator on the DETOX.Live map means a facility has met the requirements of ZDHC’s Wastewater Guidelines. Red means it has not. Yellow means that while the requirements were not met, corrective actions are being taken.
Yes, users can find the relationships (connections) between brands and their suppliers on the DETOX.live map. Brands and Suppliers can send connection requests to each other within the ZDHC Gateway. A connection request works like a virtual handshake stating that there is a business relationship between the two parties. Connection requests can be sent from both sides but need to be mutually confirmed to be active. Once active, the Brand (only the Brand) can choose to publish the active connection on the DETOX.live map. This is an optional and non-mandatory step, but we highly recommend it with respect to value chain transparency.
The DETOX.live map reflects the latest report published by suppliers on the ZDHC Gateway. These wastewater test reports have been uploaded to the ZDHC Gateway by approved wastewater testing laboratories.
Suppliers who have signed the user Terms and Conditions of the ZDHC Gateway platform have agreed to publicly show their facility profile and the result of their latest published wastewater test report (colour-coded) on the DETOX.Live platform. At this stage, suppliers can not object to public availability of the results of their published wastewater test reports on DETOX.Live.
Currently, the latest uploaded result is shown and reflected on the DETOX.live map. If the latest result was, for example, from 2018, then this is what is currently being displayed. When you click on the supplier icon on DETOX.live you also see which year the latest report is from.
There is currently no expiration date and the latest uploaded wastewater report in the ZDHC Gateway is what you see on DETOX.live.
Yes, only active Gateway supplier accounts are shown on DETOX.live. Once inactivated in the ZDHC Gateway, they will also disappear from the DETOX.live map. Please note that in this context, active means having a ZDHC Gateway account and having published at least one wastewater report.