Please refer to ZDHC Man-made Cellulosic Fibre (MMCF) Guidelines V2.2.
In order to apply for the approval as a ZDHC MMCF Wastewater Laboratory, the applicant laboratory must be one of the ZDHC Approved Wastewater Laboratories.
Additionally, the following is required:
- Fill in chapters on the left side of the screen with all information/documents required
- Fill in “substances” section for CS2
- ISO 17025 accreditation or a Proficiency Test should be available
Test Method indicated in ZDHC reference documents or an equivalent method shall be used**
- The parameter could be subcontracted
The outsourced laboratory may be an affiliate of, or external to, the laboratory requesting the approval for testing.
*In case none of these requirements are satisfied, you have time by the 6th March 2024 to provide to ZDHC the proof to have fulfilled requests. This should be declared in a document.
An equivalent method is defined by ZDHC as a similar analytical method which has similar detection limit with acceptable uncertainty of measurements and reproducibility and reliability as given by the suggested method. The laboratory has to share with ZDHC relevant information to assess the equivalence. The aim is that data from one laboratory can be compared directly and equivalently to any other laboratory in the ZDHC program
Please note in certain situations, ZDHC may request additional information and documentation or carry out specific evaluations, which may include derogations on certain requirements or acceptance of equivalent quality assurance criteria, to grant a fair, consistent, high-quality implementation of the Roadmap to Zero Programme on a global scale. If any extra fees are associated with this evaluation, the laboratory will receive advance notice.