UL Consumer & Retail Services Joins the ZDHC Programme as Official Contributor

NORTHBROOK, Illinois–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#CRS–Today, UL Consumer & Retail Services (CRS) is pleased to announce it is
joining the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Programme and
in doing so, supports the Programme’s vision of widespread
implementation of sustainable chemistry and best practices in the
textile, leather and footwear industries to protect consumers, workers
and the environment.

The textile industry is under increasing pressure to minimise its impact
upon the environment and improve the sustainability of supply chains.
The Joint Roadmap towards ZDHC demands that hazardous chemicals are
eliminated from textile supply chains by 2020, to be replaced by greener
alternatives. “UL Consumer & Retail Services commits to working
collaboratively on this task and towards the milestones set in the
Programme’s Joint
through active engagement with other brands, retailers and
stakeholders. This partnership will be of fundamental importance to
drive all of us toward a new sustainable culture based on a chemical
management approach for the benefit of consumers, workers and the
environment” noted Elisa Gavazza, Global Lead for Chemical Management,

UL Consumer & Retail Services helps manufacturers and retailers in every
aspect of the supply chain and production process, from raw materials to
sales transactions, to better manage risks and deliver products that are
safe, socially responsible and compliant with industry and brand

To meet the ambitious requirements of this initiative, UL partners with
clients across every aspect of sustainability and supply chain
management to help:

  • Gain better visibility into supply chain issues and mitigate risk
  • Develop a proactive stance and demonstrate ‘green’ and sustainable
  • Demonstrate willingness to invest in the long term future of the
    business through sustainable supply chain practices
  • Gain competitive advantage through sustainability initiatives and
    implementation of best practice procedures
  • Implement customised and comprehensive Environmental Management Systems

To learn more about UL’s contribution to the ZDHC Programme, please
visit UL.com/crs

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UL Consumer and Retail Services
Hendrik Dold
Manager EMEA LA

UL International GmbH
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