OEKO-TEX announced that its ECO PASSPORT certification has been recognized as a Level 3 ZDHC MRSL Conformance Indicator for the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme. The ZDHC organization’s Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) is integral to the ZDHC Gateway – Chemical Module, an advanced search engine for conforming formulations that support textile and leather manufacturers to find safer alternatives to hazardous chemicals.
According to a recent release, the designation indicates that ECO PASSPORT certified chemical substances meet the ZDHC’s guidelines for safer textile chemistries that are also verified as being responsibly manufactured. OEKO-TEX also asserts that the Level 3 designation allows ECO PASSPORT certified suppliers to adhere to strict standards while protecting their intellectual property.
To protect workers, consumers and the environment, the ZDHC’s MRSL covers chemical substances that are limited or banned from intentional use in the production of apparel and footwear materials and trim.
OEKO-TEX provides standardized solutions to optimize customers’ manufacturing processes and help deliver high-quality, more sustainable products. The ZDHC Foundation oversees implementation of the Roadmap to Zero Programme and is a global industry collaboration of 107 contributors (including 24 brands and 67 value chain affiliates) within the sports, fashion, luxury and outdoor industries.