Excerpt: AS part of zdhc engagement and implementation strategy for India, ZDHC organised a half- day seminar on “Understanding the ZDHC Programme” in Ahmedabad

ZDHC onboards three new Contributors in the last month:

ZDHC welcomes three new ZDHC Contributors who were onboarded over the last months.

  1. Stone Island: as the 29th Signatory Brand. It is part of Sportswear Company S.p.A., a men's sportswear brand, designed to become a symbol of research on fibres and textiles, applied to an innovative design
  2. Atlas Exports Enterprises: as a Textile Value Chain Affiliate. Atlas Exports is a leading home textile producer and exporter based at Karur with a strong focus on innovative sustainability processes.
  3. Asian Dyestuff Industries Federation (ADIF): as an Associate. ADIF is the representative body of dyestuff associations and manufacturers in the Asia region.

Two new Level 1 MRSL Conformance laboratories accredited:

ZDHC is happy to announce accreditation of two new ZDHC MRSL Level 1 Conformance Certifiers:

  • 3A Laboratori srl, Italy
  • BV Hong Kong

The full list of ZDHC MRSL Conformance Level Certifiers can be found on the ZDHC website: www.roadmaptozero.com under the “Gateway” tab

ZDHC publishes the Wastewater Laboratory Sampling and Analysis Plan (SAP) Version 1.0:

ONE of the cornerstones of the ZDHC Programme is testing of wastewater samples by manufacturing facilities as per the ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines. A Laboratory Advisory Group (LAG) was set-up to formulate a “Sampling and Analysis Plan” (SAP) with the aim to improve the quality and comparability of test data submitted by the laboratories (on behalf of the facilities) onto the ZDHC Gateway.

Each of the ZDHC (Provisionally) Accepted Laboratories is expected to follow these standardised procedures and to meet the requirements specified in this SAP when conducting wastewater sampling and analysis/testing according to the ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines. The document is available and can be downloaded from the ZDHC website (https://www.roadmaptozero.com/programme/wastewater-quality/)

Round table meeting of brand representatives in India:

ZDHC conducted the third Round Table Meeting of local representatives of ZDHC Brands in Bangalore on April 26 to share updates on ZDHC and discuss practical implementation experiences in the country. The emphasis was on collaborative efforts to accelerate the ZDHC Gateway usage by Supplier facilities in India.

One key element of the India strategy for this year is the engagement with domestic brands and retailers in one of the world's fastest-growing consumer markets. ZDHC has held preliminary meetings with leading domestic Indian brands and online retailers and is looking forward to setting up. a collective demonstration project on ZDHC in the supply chain of selected domestic brands.


AS part of zdhc engagement and implementation strategy for India, ZDHC organised a half- day seminar on “Understanding the ZDHC Programme” in Ahmedabad, one of the country's largest hubs for textile dyes and chemical manufacturing. More than 50 participants from chemical companies and textile facilities took part in the informative sessions. Abhishek Bansal, Head- Sustainability, Arvind Ltd was the Guest of Honour. Mr. Mahesh Bhuta and Mr. Yogesh Parikh, office bearers of GDMA, were also present at the event to show their commitment to the ZDHC Programme. This seminar is the first in a series of in-person events that will be conducted by ZDHC (with Colourage as the Event Partner) for the chemicals and textile clusters in India to create further awareness and understanding of ZDHC in the country.