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Sustainable Chemical Management Solutions

Move a step closer towards your sustainable chemical management and zero discharge of hazardous chemicals (ZDHC) goals and build trust in your textile or footwear products with SGS.

Chemical discharge is a major concern for the textile and footwear industries. Inappropriate chemical use is commonplace, often because upstream operators lack the necessary chemical management knowledge. This is a problem for downstream brands and retailers, as consumers and market authorities now demand proof of proper chemical management. However, achieving this can be difficult, especially in long supply chains with complex manufacturing processes.

SGS Zero Discharge Holistic Solutions

Holistic approach to zero discharge goals

Our unique trio approach offers a single holistic method for achieving your zero discharge goals. By focusing on three key strategic areas, individuals at all stages in your supply chain will understand the risks posed by chemicals and how to identify and mitigate those risks while maintaining an effective chemical inventory.

Strategic areas:

  • Training & knowledge management

    Specialized programs to educate individuals in chemical risks, risk mitigation and effective inventory management. By addressing knowledge gaps, stakeholders are given the power to proactively tackle chemical and environmental challenges

  • Chemical risk assessment

    Our experts evaluate the use and management of chemicals to ensure compliance with ZDHC standards. We provide technical consultancy services, site visits and analysis, delivering accurate results and feasible solutions

  • Best practice & system implementation

    Implement best practice in chemical and environmental management, establishing a framework for continuous improvements that allows you to track progress, recognize achievements and foster innovations throughout your supply chain

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Why choose SGS?

Utilize our global network of industry experts to:

  • Strengthen suppliers’ knowledge of the upstream chemical management and its challenges
  • Enhance transparency in your supply chain and meet public disclosure needs
  • Objective, expert-led assessments of chemical management across your complete supply chain
  • Drive innovation in chemical and environmental management
  • Benchmark your supply chain, establish baselines and identify areas for improvement
  • Track progress and acknowledge achievements while working towards sustainability goals

Wherever you operate in the world, our global network is ready with the technical support you achieve your zero discharge goals.

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