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UL Helps Customers Test to ZDHC Leather Wastewater Guidelines

UL’s laboratories in Cabiate (Italy) and Gurgaon (India) are now provisionally accepted laboratories for testing according to ZDHC Leather Wastewater Guidelines.

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March 23, 2021

UL’s laboratories in Cabiate (Italy) and Gurgaon (India) are now accepted laboratories by ZDHC to support the implementation of the ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines in value chains and to help ensure a consistent level of quality for the wastewater and sludge test data submitted in the ZDHC Gateway – Wastewater Module.

This recognition expands UL’s services dedicated to the leather industry and gave us the chance to better support brands, retailers, manufacturers and importers.

We are able to offer a wide range of services to verify the compliance of leather articles, bags and footwear to global requirements.

water treatment plantFrom the earliest stages of design, we carry out rigorous testing to help you produce items that meet ever higher levels of safety and quality and bring successful products to market.

As UL, we are already contributor of ZDHC since 2017 and promote the mission of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals in the softline business but with this additional recognition we enrich our portfolio of services for tanneries in the field of wastewater management and sustainability. 

UL is also a member of the UNI/CT013 technical working groups Leather, Hides and Leather Goods and WG01 Chemical Products for Leather as a contributor for the review and development of new standard tests on leather goods and chemicals used in the leather compartment. Thanks to this involvement, we keep up with the modernization of standards and new developments and we can better serve our customers on the most recent updates.

Learn more about all our solutions for the softline industry.

UL Solutions and ADEC Innovations Join Forces for Chemical Management in Fashion

UL Solutions partners with ADEC Innovations, the technology provider behind the supply chain software as a service (SaaS) platform CleanChain, to enhance chemical management across global supply chains in alignment with the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) initiative for the apparel, footwear and accessories industry. With this partnership, CleanChain platform seamlessly integrates into UL Solutions services, offering a cohesive and data-driven solution for chemical management across the entire supply chain providing greater visibility into chemical inventories, managing chemicals hazardous to human health and the environment, and driving continuous improvement in sustainability performance. The bundled solution includes official ZDHC trainings for the value chain, wastewater testing and reporting, MRSL certification and monthly ZDHC Performance InCheck reports generation.

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