Oeko-Tex’s Eco Pas sport certification is now recognised as a Level 3 Manufacturing Restricted Substance List (MRSL) Conformance Indicator for the ZDHC’s Roadmap to Zero Programme. Level 3 is the highest level in the current program, signifying that Eco Passport’s certified chemical substances meet ZDHC’s guidelines for the textile, apparel and footwear supply chain for safer textile chemicals that are also verified as responsibly manufactured.

“Oeko-Tex has worked with the apparel and footware industry for the past 25 years to eliminate harmful substances from the global supply chain,” said John Frazier Jr., Technical Director for Oeko-Tex North America. “Recognition as a Level 3 indicator permits Eco Passport certified suppliers to adhere to the strictest ZDHC requirements while safeguarding their intellectual property.”

ZDHC’s Roadmap to Zero programme recently added three contributors, Jay Chemical Industries Ltd., an integrated dye and dye intermediate manufacturer from India and Pidilite Industries Ltd., a consumer and speciality chemicals firm in India in the chemical industry category; and SSIP – the Italian Leather Research Institute – as a solution provider. Jay and Pidilite are also registered with the ZDHC’s Gateway chemical module, which allows chemical formulators to securely share information in accordance with ZDHC standards and tools.