ZDHC Guidelines Updates - ZDHC Commodity Chemical Guide V1.0

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In the textile, footwear and leather industry, the use of commodity chemicals is inevitable. However, the use of such chemicals has an inherent risk when it comes to an effective chemical management and the conformity of the ZDHC MRSL.

ZDHC released ZDHC Commodity Chemical Guide V1.0 to help the industry to understand and address these risks. Take this update training to find out more how you can integrate this into your CMS.

target audience

The training for the ZDHC Commodity Chemical Guide V1.0 is to address the expectations for:

  • Brands are expected to share this guide with their supply chain, with the request to suppliers to embed best practices for managing commodity chemicals within their facilities.
  • Suppliers should familiarise themselves with this guide and implement best practices commodity chemical vendor evaluation as well as storage and handling.

learning outcome

By completing this update training, you will be able to:

  • Provide a list of commodity chemicals that should be responsibly managed as part of the ZDHC input chemical management implementation.
  • Classify the ZDHC list of commodity chemicals into ‘virgin’ and ‘non-virgin’ chemicals for assessing ZDHC MRSL risks.
  • Advise on best practices to:
    • Evaluate commodity chemical sellers for ZDHC MRSL risks as part of purchasing decisions by suppliers.
    • Storage, handling and transportation precautions for specific commodity chemicals.
  • Details Root Cause Analysis (RCA) for ZDHC MRSL non-conformities in wastewater test reports as per the ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines.

course curriculum

This course will cover the following topics:

  1. How does ZDHC Commodity Chemical Guide V1.0 help you when it comes to Chemical Management
  2. General framework of this document and its high-level explanation
  3. Implementation expectation of this document for brands and suppliers
  4. Q&A

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Online (Self-Guided): Learners are able to take training independently on an online learning platform provided by our Approved Training Provider. Upon completion of the courses to take an exam and receive your certificate (if eligible).