Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) along with China Dyestuff Industry Association (CDIA) recently announced that Asia Dyestuff Industry Federation(ADIF) will join ZDHC as a contributor at 2019 China Interdye exhibition.
The collaboration is expected to speed up the process of sustainable chemical management uptake across Asia as ADIF represents dyestuff associations and manufacturers across the continent that accounts for about 80 per cent of worldwide dyestuff production capacity.
The new tie up will centre around a standardised way to manage input chemistry in the textile and leather sector and also reinforcing harmonized tools and implementation approaches on sustainable chemical management across the supply chains.
Moreover, other key aspects of the partnership include awareness raising and knowledge exchange along with the innovation and best practice showcases from the dyestuff producers in Asia
It is worth noting that this could well represent another significant step towards industry wide chemical compliance, following the bold move recently made by denim event series Kingpins to require all exhibitors to comply with rigorous chemical management standards aligned to ZDHC.
ZDHC group is working on to guide the companies towards an aim of reducing the harmful chemicals discharge to zero by the year 2020. The total number of contributors to ZDHC Roadmap accounts to 125 which includes 27 signatory brands, 80 value chain associates and 18 associates