The ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme announces TÜV Rheinland as its newest ZDHC Accepted Certification Testing Standard for ZDHC MRSL (ZDHC Manufacturing Restricted Substances List) Conformance. Since September 2017, ZDHC has certified ten ZDHC Accepted Certification Standards that can all indicate ZDHC MRSL Conformance on different levels. Now, TÜV Rheinland becomes the newest certifier and can test to certify chemical formulations with ZDHC MRSL Level 1 conformance on the ZDHC Gateway – Chemical Module.
“We are delighted to have TÜV Rheinland as our newest ZDHC MRSL Accepted Certification Standard,” says ZDHC Programme Director Scott Echols. “It’s great to see that so many organisations have applied to become ZDHC Accepted Certification Standards and that we now have ten organisations.”Right from the beginning, ZDHC decided to not start its own ZDHC MRSL certification system but to work with existing certifiers to indicate conformance to the ZDHC MRSL.
“Receiving ZDHC approval for our MRSL Testing program marks a milestone for TÜV Rheinland and for our customers. It opens the door to lucrative yet increasingly regulated markets for both manufacturers and users of chemical formulations in the textile and leather industry, by ensuring dyestuffs, pigments and auxiliaries are ZDHC MRSL-compliant. This mitigates potential risks and downstream impacts. We look forward to working with our peers to further engage the chemical manufacturers.” says Mohammed Dkhissi, VP for Softlines and Key Accounts. Interested organisations have to go through an approval and acceptance process to become a ZDHC Accepted Certifier. The process is outlined in the ZDHC MRSL Conformance Guidance and interested organisations can apply here.