The ZDHC Gateway Chemical Module is an advanced search database that enables ZDHC engaged participants to responsibly manage chemicals within their supply chains. The use of the Gateway enables value chain affiliates in the leather, textile and synthetic sectors to verify whether chemicals manufactured and used within the production of their products, are compliant to the limits of the ZDHC MRSL.
Whilst the ZDHC Gateway Chemical Module can be used by various users in an attempt to provide a holistic approach to chemical management, the role of the Gateway differs dependent on which area of the supply chain you represent:
Chemical Formulators can use the ZDHC Gateway Chemical Module to upload their MRSL compliant product portfolios. Within the Chemical Module, Formulators can achieve ZDHC Conformance awards ranging from Level 1 to Level 3, by engaging with a ZDHC Approved MRSL Certification body (e.g. Chem-MAP).
Level 0 = Self-declaration (only applicable for a 2-year period)
Level 1 = Formulation Testing/ Document Review
Level 2 = Product Stewardship Evaluation
Level 3 = Chemical Supplier Site Visit
As a Chemical Formulator, the Gateway Chemical Module helps to demonstrate commitment to responsible input chemistry and upstream chemical management, in the strive for the ultimate goal of zero discharge of hazardous chemicals.
Manufacturers (of materials and product) can use the ZDHC Gateway to responsibly source MRSL compliant chemicals. Thereby enabling them to make due diligent upstream choices, that ultimately have an effect on downstream users and consumers.
Brands and Retailers can use the ZDHC Gateway as an educational knowledge base, that can be used to support their suppliers, to help them to sustainably source MRSL compliant chemicals. Thereby, helping to purge the use of hazardous chemicals in the footwear and apparel industries.
For more information on the ZDHC Gateway (which also includes a Wastewater Module) details can be found at: www.roadmaptozero.com/gateway
Chem-MAP is a ZDHC Accepted Certification Standard and was one of the first verification systems to offer Level 3 MRSL conformance, the highest level of ZDHC conformity.
Chem-MAP offers chemical management and verification systems for the entire supply chain:
For further information on how Chem-MAP can be used to verify your chemical products (through formulation testing) and support with managing chemicals in your supply chain, contact us today:
Call: +44(0)1604 679999
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).