Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC)
Huntsman Textile Effects is a proud member of the Global Chemical Industry Round Table initiative (GCIRT) and in June 2019 joined the ZDHC Foundation as a contributor.
Huntsman Textile Effects has had a long-standing commitment to sustainability through continuous innovation and collaboration across the industry. An inclusive and holistic approach that considers the impact of Huntsman’s operations on the ecosystem, economy and society at large, and ensures compliance to industry regulation and standards, is vital to driving sustainability across the textile value chain.
In June 2013, the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Group released the Joint Roadmap, Version 2, an ambitious plan that sets a new standard of environmental performance for the global apparel and footwear industry.
This updated Roadmap builds on the initial 2011 Joint Roadmap and sets out a new plan, incorporating and reflecting comments received from a wide range of stakeholders, including textile industry suppliers and associations, government agencies in Asia, Europe and the United States, non-governmental organizations, international development organizations and the chemical industry.
Huntsman Textile Effects is committed to a textile industry that produces no unnecessary environmental harm and has a positive impact on the people and communities associated with its activities. In support of the Joint Roadmap Version 2: Towards Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals, Huntsman Textile Effects has developed a list of dyes and chemicals which do not intentionally contain any of the substances in the priority chemical groups above the limits listed in the ZDHC MRSL and therefore can be used to supply textiles to Brands that have signed up to version 2 of the Joint Road Map.
In alignment with other chemical suppliers in the industry, Huntsman Textile Effects reaffirms its commitment to sustainable chemistry and the elimination of hazardous chemicals.
“As one of the world’s leading chemical suppliers of sustainable textile dyes, we take a proactive approach in reducing the industry’s environmental footprint and eliminating hazardous chemicals. The collaboration with ZDHC is an important step in our journey towards a clean, compliant, ethical and thriving textile industry,” said Rohit Aggarwal, President, Huntsman Textile Effects.
For more information on the ZDHC program, please visit: www.roadmaptozero.com.