The global textiles group, Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC), has released guidance to manage hazardous chemicals at different stages of the supply chain.
This document outlines the approach, structure and documentation needed for the establishment of a chemical management system (CMS). It contains the following sections:
- Commitment to CMS
- Assessment, planning and prioritization
- Chemicals management
- Management review
In response to the Greenpeace Detox campaign in 2011, a group of major apparel and footwear brands and retailers made a shared commitment to help lead the industry towards zero discharge of hazardous chemicals (ZDHC) by 2020.