SGS has been recognized by the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Foundation as both an Approved Solution Provider and an Approved Verifier for ZDHC InCheck Solutions – extending the company’s scope to provide a one stop service for the sustainable and transparent use of chemistry in the textile, footwear and fashion industries.
As an Approved Solution Provider, we can offer ZDHC Performance InCheck to equip organizations with an easy-to-read chemical inventory report that supports their increasing use of sustainable chemistry. Organizations achieve an overall score of ZDHC Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) conformance for all chemical products within an inventory and are directed to where improvements can be made.
With ZDHC Performance InCheck, organizations are empowered to improve the transparency and visibility of their chemical inventories, actively track and improve their performance, distinguish their organisation from others and build customer loyalty.
As an Approved Third Party Verifier for ZDHC Verified InCheck - Level 1, we can establish the credibility of an organization’s chemical inventory list – a process which boosts trust in the Performance InCheck Report and the supplier's chemical inventory. It is applicable to all manufacturing facilities including fabric mills, dyeing and finishing units, laundries, printing units, tanneries, and footwear assembly units.
SGS is already a ZDHC approved certification body for the assessment of industry conformance to Levels 1, 2 and 3 of ZDHC (MRSL) v3.1. The expanded scope establishes us as a one stop service for an increasingly environmentally conscious textile, footwear and fashion industries.
Yvonne Tse, Vice President – Global Softlines, SGS said: “As a global company, our specialist softlines teams are focused on the importance of chemical management through the supply chain. We are delighted to make ZDHC Performance InCheck part of our one-stop service and to help the industry achieve its environmental and global sustainability targets.”
About SGS Softline services
We offer a wide range of services to the softlines and accessories industry, at every stage of the value chain, with services to help them meet the requirements of regulators, distributors, retailers and consumers around the world. We help to ensure the quality, safety and sustainability of products, and their mode of distribution, to satisfy regulatory requirements as well as the demands of the market.
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