Zero Discharge Hazardous Chemical (ZDHC)
ZDHC was started in 2011, mostly as a response to the Greenpeace DeTox campaign. Part of the initial work established a Joint Roadmap that demonstrated the collaborative efforts and steps needed to lead the apparel and footwear industry towards zero discharge of hazardous chemicals for all products across all pathways by 2020.
Membership has grown from six brands in 2011 to approximately twenty today. The group is diverse and includes:
- Brands from Europe and the U.S.
- Sportswear, Luxury and Fashion brands
- Multi-billion dollar companies as well as small niche brands