Leading the textile and footwear industries towards zero discharge of hazardous chemicals

The Zero Discharge of Hazardous (ZDHC) Programme takes a holistic approach to tackling the issue of hazardous chemicals in the global textile and footwear value-chain. Learn more about our roadmap here. 

Our goal is to eliminate the use of priority chemicals by focussing on the following areas: Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) & Conformity Guidance, Wastewater Quality, Audit Protocol, Research, Data and Disclosure, and Training.

Learn more about our work by clicking on the icons below, or start your journey here. 


  • Signatory Brands

    adidas Group
    Benetton Group
  • Burberry Group PLC
  • Coop Switzerland
  • F&F
    G-Star Raw C.V.
  • Gap Inc.
  • Inditex
    Jack Wolfskin
  • Kering
    L Brands
  • Levi Strauss & Co.
    Li Ning
  • M&S
    New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc.
  • NIKE, Inc.
    PVH Corp.
  • Value-chain Affiliates

    Arvind Limited
  • Everlight Chemical
    JINTEX Group
  • PolyOne
    Sustainable Down Source, A Division of Down Décor
  • TÜV Rheinland
  • Associates

    Association of the German Sporting Goods Industry
    Business Environmental Performance Initiative (BEPI)
  • German Fashion Modeverband Deutschland e.V.
    Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)


Those attending the 4th ZDHC-CNTAC Conference on Hazardous Chemical Control & Sustainable Manufacturing in Shanghai on November 8 in Shanghai, will...

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On November 8, the ZDHC Foundation and the China National Textile & Apparel Council will host a joint conference aimed at suppliers within the textile...

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On August 14 in Lanzhou, China, the China Synthetic Leather Sustainable Supply Chain Industry Innovation Coalition was formed...

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Arvind Limited and TÜV Rheinland announce their commitment to the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals Programme.

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