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Detox Campaign

Detox Solutions

DETOX for Cleaner and Safer Textiles, Shoes, and Leather Goods Supply Chains

The global footwear, apparel, and leather industry is one of the world's largest sources of waterborne pollution, and there is an urgent need for focused, collaborative efforts to promote the sustainable use of chemicals throughout the supply chain and to prevent the release of chemicals into the environment. The DETOX campaign is an opportunity for stakeholders to collaborate on hazardous chemical elimination and substitution with more environmentally friendly alternatives. The campaign is a response to the growing pollution and health risks posed by this industry sector. This in turn triggered the creation of clear, unified, and harmonized industry standards for the protection of humans and the environment applicable throughout the global supply chain.

We offer a full range of assurance services to enable the path towards DETOX goals, starting with capacity building via training, gap analysis with audits, and verification of progress with waste-water testing across the supply chain.

Our global presence and technical expertise, along with our corporate ethos of ensuring safe interactions between people, technology, and the environment make us the natural partner for companies dedicated to DETOX.

Further DETOXING Details

TÜV Rheinland's major hubs for Detox

TÜV Rheinland's major hubs for waste water testing

TÜV Rheinland's Comprehensive Detox Solution

Detox Solution
Process Chemical
Tier 2 Factory (Wet Processing)
Fashion Article

  • ZDHC MRSL Level 1-3
  • CLP (labeling review and SDS Service)

  • GOTS
  • GRS
  • Microfibre (TMC, AATCC)

  • Microfibre (TMC, AATCC)
  • Apparel Testing (Quality, Durability, Safety)
  • Shoe Testing (Quality, Durability, Safety)

  • ZDHC Wastewater and Sludge testing

  • Air Emission Testing

All our news at a glance

Topic TÜV Rheinland obtains ZDHC InCheck Verifier Qualification for Enhanced Chemical Management

TÜV Rheinland, a global leader in testing, inspection, and certification services, has obtained the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) InCheck Verifier Level1 qualification.

Topic Certified for ZDHC MRSL compliance! GRECO accelerates the application of environmental protection

GRECO, the first footwear adhesive manufacturer in Taiwan obtains ZDHC MRSL Level 3

Topic TÜV Rheinland issues ZDHC MRSL Level 3 Certificate of Conformity for Henkel Footwear Adhesive Chemicals

TÜV Rheinland issued a ZDHC MRSL Level 3 Certificate of Conformity for Henkel footwear adhesive chemicals, including cleaning agents, treating agents, adhesives, and supporting curing agents.

Topic Strategic partnership with digital chemical management platform The BHive

The partners will offer a holistic service portfolio to new and existing customers from both TÜV Rheinland and The BHive, covering the entire chemicals management process from input to process and output.

Topic TÜV Rheinland cements chemical management lead with approval for ZDHC Level 3 MRSL 2.0 conformance testing and certification

TÜV Rheinland has cemented its lead as a global provider of chemical management solutions for the textiles, apparel and footwear industry after winning approval to provide Level 3 testing and conformance certification for the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals ( ZDHC ) Foundation’s Manufacturing Restricted Substances List 2.0 ( MRSL 2.0 ).

Topic TÜV Rheinland recognized to assess Level 1 ZDHC MRSL conformance for chemical formulations

Global leader in testing, inspection and certification helping manufacturers and users of chemical formulations in textile and leather brands open the door to lucrative and increasingly regulated markets

Green button (Grüner Knopf)
Topic Green button (Grüner Knopf)

The Green Button is a global seal with state surveillance. It identifies socially and ecologically sustainable textiles produced and marketed by responsible companies.

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TUV Rheinland Detox Event Shenzen
Topic ZDHC Academy

The global, go-to training platform for sustainable chemical management & ZDHC tools for the textile, apparel, footware and leather industry.

TÜV Rheinland – ZDHC-accredited training provider
Topic ZDHC Accreditation to Expand TÜV Rheinland OHS Training for Textiles Industry

We provide ZDHC-accredited training to promote qualified, responsible chemical management. Call now!

DETOX for Fashion Supply Chains

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HUGO BOSS Reinforces ZDHC Commitment with Supply Chain Engagement

Learn more about our DETOX services for fashion supply chains

pdf Brochure - Building Sustainable Apparel & Footwear Supply Chains 5 MB Download
pdf MRSL Conformance for Chemical Manufacturers 575 KB Download
pdf Crossword – DETOXing Fashion Supply Chains 27 KB Download
pdf Crossword Answers - DETOXing Fashion Supply Chains 30 KB Download
pdf DETOX Services 1 MB Download
pdf FAQ 209 KB Download
pdf Flyer Chemical Management Audit & Verification Services 786 KB Download
pdf ZDHC InCheck 验证 (Level 1) 2 MB Download

Learn more about the challenges posed by formaldehyde in consumer products

Know more about “Formaldehyde – The Wrinkle in Non-Iron Shirts

Know more about “Formaldehyde – The Wrinkle in Non-Iron Shirts

Social and Ethical Management

Social and Ethical Management

Commit to voluntary social standards for fair working conditions.

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Supplier evaluation with amfori BSCI Audits

Supplier evaluation according to the amfori BSCI Code of Conduct

Competitive advantages through a supplier evaluation according to the amfori BSCI Code of Conduct.

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Chemical Analysis

Chemical Analysis

Harmful Substance Audits for Consumer Goods and Environmental Media.

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