The ZDHC MRSL is periodically updated (online), to include new hazardous substances. The ZDHC MRSL Principles and Procedures document explain in detail how ZDHC updates the MRSL
No, it can also mean there is not enough information available to make a decision or that innovation is needed to find a replacement for that substance
The ZDHC MRSL Advisory Council is comprised of experts from the field that independently and objectively evaluate proposed compound additions to the MRSL and made the decisions to add these compounds to the current version of the MRSL.
The ZDHC MRSL Submission Platform gives the industry and the general public a channel to propose new substances for addition to the ZDHC MRSL.
To protect data integrity, users are given a set of clear instructions, via a link to the ZDHC MRSL Update Principles and Procedures. This important document describes the process and information required to successfully submit a proposal to be considered for inclusion in the ZDHC MRSL. Submissions made via the platform will be considered for the next ZDHC MRSL update. A transparent process and clear set of standards ensure the objective evaluation of chemicals. They were created by an independent ZDHC MRSL Advisory Council (MAC), which makes the final decisions on substances and limit values. ZDHC also provides a live demonstration, with a step-by-step guide to adding substances or amending information on the Submission Platform.
Watch the video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_7-tlc5SiY
The ZDHC Candidate List includes high priority chemical substances lacking viable safer alternative chemicals or processes that are either: 1) commercially available at scale, 2) technically and economically feasible. The aim of creating the ZDHC Candidate List is to highlight the need and to encourage innovations in the industry. The current Candidate List can be found here, on the ZDHC MRSL webpage.