TÜV Rheinland is ZDHC’s latest MRSL (Manufacturing Restricted Substances List) accepted certification standard.
Right from the beginning, Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) decided not to start its own ZDHC MRSL certification system but to work with existing certifiers to indicate conformance to the ZDHC MRSL. Though many organizations have applied to become ZDHC Accepted Certification Standards there are only ten such organizations.
TÜV Rheinland is a global independent testing, inspection, certifications service provider based in Germany. The group’s 19,900 employees work across 500 locations in 69 countries with the guiding principle to achieve sustained development of safety and quality in order to meet the challenge arising from the interaction between humans, technology and the environment, symbolized by the points of its triangular logo.
Since September 2017, ZDHC has certified ten ZDHC accepted certification standards that can all indicate ZDHC MRSL conformance on different levels.
Receiving ZDHC approval for the MRSL testing program marks a milestone for TÜV Rheinland and for its customers. It opens the door to lucrative yet increasingly regulated markets for both manufacturers and users of chemical formulations in the textile and leather industry, by ensuring dyestuffs, pigments, and auxiliaries are ZDHC MRSL-compliant. This mitigates potential risks and downstream impacts.