The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Roadmap to Zero Program has announced that TUV Rheinland as its newest ZDHC accepted certification testing standard for ZDHC MRSL (ZDHC Manufacturing Restricted Substances List) conformance.
TÜV Rheinland is a global independent testing, inspection, certifications service provider, based in Germany. The Group’s 19900 employees work across 500 locations in 69 countries with the guiding principle to achieve sustained development of safety and quality in order to meet the challenge arising from the interaction between human, technology and the environment symbolized by the points of our triangular logo.
According to a press release, 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.
Since September 2017, ZDHC has certified ten ZDHC accepted certification standards that can all indicate ZDHC MRSL conformance on different levels.
Quoting ZDHC Program Director, Scott Echols, the release said, “We are delighted to have TÜV Rheinland as our newest ZDHC MRSL accepted certification standard. It’s great to see that so many organizations have applied to become ZDHC Accepted Certification Standards and that we now have ten organizations.”
Right from the beginning, ZDHC decided not to start its own ZDHC MRSL certification system but to work with existing certifiers to indicate conformance to the ZDHC MRSL. For the full list of ZDHC MRSL Accepted Certification Standards, click here
Mohammed Dkhissi, VP for Softlines and Key Accounts, expressed, “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 and we look forward to working with our peers to further engage the chemical manufacturers,” he continued.