The Friends of ZDHC category refers to brands, retailers, online-retailers or intermediates (sourcing agents/importers and exporters). Brands, retailers and online retailers can join as Friend of ZDHC - Brand and intermediates as Friend of ZDHC - Vendor. Friends can use the ZDHC Gateway to connect with their suppliers and view their input and output performance data.
How to become a Friends of ZDHC - Vendor and how to get a ZDHC Gateway Vendor account?
ZDHC Brands (Contributors and Friends of ZDHC - Brands) but also Associate Contributors of ZDHC can invite their Vendors (=sourcing partners, see glossary) to become a Friend of ZDHC - Vendor.
What are the specific eligibility requirements for Friends of ZDHC - Vendor?
- Supplies at least one ZDHC Brand and needs to be invited by one
- If the company also runs its own branded product lines: B2B focus, meaning >80% B2B business revenue (e.g. as licensee, sourcing partner etc.)
- If the company is a Supplier (=manufacturing factories of all kinds) with supply chain management responsibility