The ZDHC MRSL V3.1 saw a number of solvents added to the main list. Whilst we do not condone the use of these solvents, we recognise that it is not possible for the textile and footwear value chains to move away from some of these solvents overnight towards safer alternatives. During this time in case the banned solvents are used, they should be used responsibly to ensure worker health and safety at facility level, with a reduction in their environmental impact. This guide provides support to the industry on approaches to find safer alternatives and for best practices in managing the solvents at a facility, if used.
For full details of the ZDHC Responsible Solvent Approach Guidelines V.1.0, visit: https://downloads.roadmaptozero.com/input/responsible-solvent-approach-guide