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OEKO-TEX “zero discharge” program

January 31st, 2017 / By: / EcoNote

OEKO-TEX announces that it has has joined the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Programme. OEKO-TEX supports the programme’s vision of “widespread implementation of sustainable chemistry and best practices in the textile and footwear industries to protect consumers, workers and the environment.”

The ZDHC Programme consists of brands and other contributors that believe industry-wide change in transparency, sustainability and responsible chemical management is possible.

Twenty-five years ago OEKO-TEX established the STANDARD 100, a benchmark for textile products tested to be free from harmful levels of more than 300 chemicals. The annual update to the STANDARD 100 was made early in January 2017 and includes changes that support ZDHC goals. The ZDHC Programme vision is detailed in the Joint Roadmap and calls for the elimination of hazardous chemicals from the value chain by 2020. 

OEKO-TEX provides standardized solutions via testing and certification that help optimize customers’ manufacturing processes and deliver more sustainable products.