Chem-MAP - Chemical Verification Systems

Certified Chemical Companies

Chemical companies can become ZDHC Level 1 or Level 3 approved suppliers by engaging with the c-MAP Programme. ‘Certified Chemical Company’ status is awarded upon the successful completion of chemical management audits, supply chain transparency and MRSL testing modules in the c-MAP Programme.

Suppliers of Chemicals
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Approved Manufacturers of Materials

Join the m-MAP Programme as a supplier of materials or products to become an ‘Approved Manufacturer of Materials’. The m-MAP Programme provides your company with a structured award through the completion of online training modules, chemical inventory management and chemical management audits.

Manufacturers of Materials
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Associate Brands & Retailers

Brands and retailers can show consumers their commitment to responsible chemical management through the b-MAP Programme and achieve ‘Associate Brand and Retailer’ status. b-MAP supports ZDHC objectives through education, guidance, policy advice and supply chain management support.

Brands & Retailers
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MRSL Testing Services

Achieve ZDHC Conformance Level 1 through MRSL testing at BLC’s accredited laboratory to fully validated methods, that incorporate all MRSL listed substances. MRSL testing verifies the chemical composition of formulations to the ZDHC MRSL or customers’ own MRSLs for international chemical compliance.

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What is Chem-MAP?

Chem-MAP is a ZDHC approved MRSL verification system which is fully aligned with ZDHC objectives and can provide ZDHC Conformance Level 3.

Developed by BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd. in partnership with Vert-Tex, Chem-MAP prevents harmful chemicals from entering the leather, textile and synthetic materials supply chain, protecting workers, consumers, and the environment.

Chemical companies, materials manufacturers, brands and retailers achieve an internationally recognised award through one of three programmes in the Chem-MAP family. Achieving a Chem-MAP award signifies the use of responsible chemicals in the production of consumer goods.

Chem-MAP is the future of chemical management in leather, textile and synthetic materials supply chains.

How Chem-MAP works

LANXESS is Chem-MAP Engaged

Global leather chemicals company LANXESS engages with Chem-MAP to achieve ZDHC Conformance Level 3 through the c-MAP Programme.

LANXESS has engaged with Chem-MAP through the c-MAP Programme which is especially designed for chemical companies to achieve ZDHC Conformance Level 1 and Level 3. By completing the c-MAP Programme, LANXESS will be demonstrating commitment to responsible chemical management, which will have a positive impact on their materials supply chain including all downstream users.

LANXESS is a leading speciality chemicals company with sales of EUR 9.7 billion in 2017. LANXESS has 19,200 employees in 25 countries and is represented at 74 production sites worldwide. LANXESS develops, manufactures and markets chemical intermediates, additives, speciality chemicals and plastics. Chemicals from LANXESS are used in tanneries throughout the world…

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Chemical News

Chem-MAP: Cleaner Chemistry for a Safer World


Watch the Chem-MAP video to see how this new ZDHC approved MRSL verification programme is engaging all organisations in the leather, textile and synthetic materials supply chains to drive the use of responsible chemistry in the manufacture of consumer products.

Chem-MAP is a preventative system that protects businesses, workers, consumers and the environment, and rewards businesses that engage through certification, approved status, training and technical support. Chem-MAP offers three programmes which are specifically designed for chemical companies (c-MAP Programme), manufacturers (m-MAP Programme) and brands and retailers (b-MAP Programme).

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Contact Us

“Call BLC to Talk About Chem-MAP”

+44 (0) 1604 679 999

BLC is a commercial business-to-business organisation. We do not provide free advice or testing for members of the public or for the medical or biological sectors. For individual concerns about products, please contact the manufacturer. Please note, BLC can retain all personal data and information submitted in this contact form for business to business marketing purposes, in accordance with GDPR and PECR.

Registered Office Address

  • BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd
    Kings Park Road
    Moulton Park
    Northampton
    NN3 6JD
    United Kingdom

  • +44 (0) 1604 679 999

    Registration No. 07009052 (England)