ZDHC CMS TIG Training for Denim Wet Processing Facilities


Your practical guidance training for ZDHC CMS TIG implementation for Denim Wet Processing Facilities

This advanced training is a practical follow-up to the ZDHC CMS Framework Training. It provides in-depth guidance on the ZDHC Guidelines, Platforms and Solutions and how to implement them. It explains the minimum requirements of CMS implementation and contains case studies and practical examples for inspiration.

The training course 'ZDHC Chemical Management System Technical Industry Guide’ (ZDHC CMS TIG) for Denim Wet Processing facilities is designed to further develop understanding of how the ZDHC CMS Framework is best applied in Denim Wet Processing Facilities. Further more the training dives into chemicals and processes specific to the Denim Manufacturing Industry.

target audience

The target audience for this training is the chemical management team of facilities active in the field of Denim Wet Processing, e.g. EHS Managers, ETP Managers/Technicians, Product Quality Managers, Operations Managers, Chemical Experts, Purchasing Managers, Chemical Storage Managers.


The ZDHC CMS TIG Training is an advanced training preceded by the Intro to ZDHC E-Learning, the ZDHC CMS Framework training (or the prior Introduction to Chemical Management Training). If you are not in possession of a prior ZDHC certificate for the related courses, please do the pre-assessment of the ZDHC CMS TIG training. This will give you a good indication of your current chemical knowledge. The pre assessment is offered to you after you register for the ZDHC CMS TIG course you are interested in, but before payment of the course. Therefore you will feel confident that the course fits your needs before you start!


  • Creates awareness about chemicals used within the denim wet processing industry and their risks
  • Provides guidance on how to implement a Sustainable Chemical Management System in Denim wet processing facilities
  • Shares a hands on approach towards the ZDHC Guidelines, Platforms and Solutions and how to practically use them
  • Contains case studies, practical examples and in-depth knowledge on how to implement a Sustainable Chemical Management System
  • Gives you the opportunity to work on continuous improvement and train your employees to support your journey

course curriculum

  1. Start of the CMS Journey - Preparation and Planning
  • Chemical Management Policy
  • Chemical Management Strategy
  • Assessments (regulatory, chemical, supply chain, safer alternative
  1. Build Up through Action - Implementation
  • Health & Safety
  • Chemical Inventory
  • Storage & Handling
  1. Monitor and Accelerate - Review and Update
  • Output Management (wastewater, sludge, air emission, solid waste, process control)
  • Continuous Improvement

Our approved service providers will include additional denim specific curriculum to the training, which will be reflected in their course overview.

learning objective

Having followed this training, you will have learned how to:

  • Create a policy document that outlines the commitment (statement) of the Supplier’s leadership and includes procedures and practices adopted for purchasing, transparency and traceability of chemicals used
  • Transform that policy into strategy as part of implementing a chemical management system
  • Conduct assessments of a supplier's regulatory compliance, chemical hazard and risk, supply chain partners’ capabilities and safer alternatives
  • Implement health & safety actions for chemical exposure control, PPE and emergency response procedures for all staff
  • Manage a Chemical Inventory List (CIL) and SDS to make informed purchasing decisions, promote responsible chemical use, increase traceability, simplify chemical handling decisions, and control disposal costs
  • Ensure safe Storage and Handling procedures for chemicals purchased
  • Use tools to manage Output with respect to wastewater, sludge, air and solid waste outputs - This will reduce pollution and support Process Control to ensure proper implementation of a CMS through holding and controlling records and documents, incidence management, general maintenance and housekeeping
  • Work on Continuous Improvement practices such as conducting a CMS review, internal or external audits and improvements in identified areas, including onsite training
  • Ability to consider denim specific implementation procedures
  • Understand processes that require certain chemicals in denim and how to manage them


The ZDHC CMS TIG Training for Denim Wet Processing Facilities is offered via in person training or online guided training depending on the service provider of your choice. Make sure to read carefully what the methodology is for the session you sign up for.

The entire training needs to be completed in 2 weeks (accept for self passed E-Learning ), including the final examination. After which you will be provided with a ZDHC Certificate.

  • Register for the training course via the ZDHC Academy
  • Follow the training and fill in the feedback survey
  • Pass the exam with minimum 75%
  • Download the ZDHC Academy certificate

A certificate is valuable as it can be shared with partners, customers, brands and retailers. We encourage you to share the certificate via linkedin so it will be an added value to your career development. Once you have received the certification you can strive towards become an expert on ZDHC within your own organisation by undertaking more trainings on the ZDHC Academy.

similar training

There are five levels of training offered in the ZDHC Academy. The training you are taking is at an advanced level. The Introduction to ZDHC E-Learning functions as high level introduction to our work after which the ZDHC CMS Framework Training introduces the ZDHC CMS Framework. The ZDHC CMS TIG training is a follow up that dives deeper into CMS Implementation. With practical examples and Case studies. If you would like to take a next step in your implementation journey and you have prior knowledge about CMS, we advise to register for our ZDHC Wastewater Management training.

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