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Casual, formal, fashionable or sporting – clothes are an everyday essential, but did you know that getting the right look, color, feel and functionality involves a cocktail of chemicals?

At SGS, we believe that chemical management is key to tackling the textile and footwear industry’s chemical and environmental challenges. Our Trio Approach to the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) supports the industry in three major areas:

  • Training
  • Assessment
  • Implementation

Learn more about the issues and how SGS can help you to move a step closer to your zero discharge targets:

More than 40 types of chemical are used in garment production, from the treatment of raw materials to finishing and packaging. Globally this equates to 9.3 million metric tons of chemicals being used in textile production. That’s an astonishing 25% of the chemicals produced worldwide.

Our Trio Approach helps organizations to understand their use of these chemicals, their management and disposal, and supports them in the development of chemical management plans, risk assessments and training. With our support you can discover and address the root cause of any issue, train staff to address knowledge gaps and determine whether your supply chain is compliant with the Manufacturing Restricted Substance List (MRSL) and ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines.

Together we can tackle zero discharge issues.

SGS Zero Discharge Services

Move a step closer toward the zero discharge goal with SGS and reduce chemical discharges from your textile and footwear activities.

For further information, please contact:

Skarlett Leung 
SGS HK Ltd., 17/F The Octagon,
6 Sha Tsui Road, Tsuen Wan, N.T., Hong Kong
t: +852 22048350

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 90,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,000 offices and laboratories around the world.