Excluding hazardous chemicals from the textile industry
TÜV Rheinland to be one of the first testing companies to obtain ZDHC InCheck Verifier qualification Level 1
ZDHC MRSL serves as an indicator for restricted chemical substances in textile and footwear manufacturing
TÜV Rheinland, a global leader in testing, inspection, and certification services, has obtained the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) InCheck Verifier Level1 qualification. This achievement demonstrates the company's commitment to enabling textile and footwear supply chain's objectives of enhancing chemical management practices. The ZDHC InCheck Verification system is part of the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme that leads the fashion industry to eliminate harmful chemicals from its global supply chain.
The qualification process for InCheck Verifier Level1 includes an evaluation of a verifier's technical competence, including its ability to conduct on-site assessments and provide accurate and reliable data.
"TÜV Rheinland looks for a sustainable future for our next generations. Obtaining this ZDHC Incheck Verifier Qualification reinforces our commitment. TÜV Rheinland chemical management expertise and tools support our clients to achieve their environmental and sustainability goals in an effective manner", said Lillian Peregrina, Director of Softline Products at TÜV Rheinland North America.
The ZDHC Programme is a coalition of more than 160 international companies and organizations representing brands, retailers, chemical suppliers, and manufacturers working together to eliminate hazardous chemicals from the textile industry. Its aim is to completely exclude pollutants from production. One major feature of ZDHC is MRSL, the "Manufacturing Restricted Substances List". It shows chemical substances that must be excluded from intended use in the processing of textile and footwear materials.
ZDHC Verified InCheck (Level 1) will enable facilities to identify areas for continuous improvement of their chemical inventory. The facilities can thereby reduce the risk of hazardous chemicals being used in production from the perspective of workers, environment, and consumers and enhance their overall sustainability performance.
The qualification of TÜV Rheinland as a ZDHC InCheck Verifier is part of the company's ongoing efforts to promote sustainable practices across industries. As a leading provider of testing, inspection, and certification services, TÜV Rheinland is dedicated to helping its clients navigate complex regulatory landscapes and achieve their sustainability goals.
TÜV Rheinland plans to roll out the service initially in the following countries: Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, China, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA and Vietnam.