SGS has formally aligned into a partnership with the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) programme. ZDHC is a collaboration of brands, value chain affiliates and associates committed to eliminating hazardous chemicals from the textile and footwear value chain.
SGS is a company that handles inspection, verification, testing and certification and offers independent services that help reduce risk, streamline processes, and operate in a more sustainable manner. "The work we do is important because it's aimed at making the value chain simpler, safer and more efficient," said Spencer Yeung, SGS Vice President, Global Softlines.
"We've been working closely together with ZDHC over the past few years and it's great to now make this collaboration official," he added.
The announcement of SGS joining the ZDHC Programme follows previous announcements this month welcoming eight new contributors to the Programme. "The power of the collaboration is proving itself," said ZDHC Executive Director Frank Michel, adding, "We're delighted to welcome SGS who will bring in their expertise and experience to collaborate with over 40 contributors already committed to ZDHC."