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BLUESIGN JOINS THE ZDHC AS CONTRIBUTOR

02. October 2019

The bluesign® SYSTEM adds a remarkable number of chemical products from its 12’000+ chemical products list from over 190 chemical suppliers to the ZHDC GatewayTM.

About 17 months after announcing their cooperation with the ZHDC, Bluesign is now becoming a ZDHC contributor. After initially agreeing to work together on methodology, structure, and criteria as well as higher level verifications. Based on the bluesign® SYSTEM, a remarkable number of chemical products from the bluesign® FINDER, Bluesign’s list of 12,000+ positive chemical products, will now be added to the ZHDC GatewayTM - highest verification level. The upload will include chemical products from 190+ chemical suppliers, including the leading chemical companies of the Global Chemical Industry Round Table (GCIRT).

Since 2000, Bluesign has used a scientific chemical assessment to evaluate the hazards of 25,000 chemical formulations to create the first and most comprehensive positive list. From this assessment, over 12,000 commercially available chemical products have been approved to produce textiles and leather. These products collectively make up the bluesign® FINDER. The chemical products from the bluesign® FINDER will be recognized at level 3 in the ZDHC Gateway™ - Chemical Module. The bluesign® SYSTEM monitors over 900 chemical substances, including over 600 banned substances based on both the precautionary principle and legal bans, and adheres to the industry’s Manufacturing Restricted Substance Lists (MRSL) and Restricted Substance Lists (RSL).

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