ZDHC - MRSL v2.0
Zero Discharge Hazardous Chemicals Manufacturing Restricted Substances List v2.0
The ZDHC Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (ZDHC MRSL) is a list of chemical substances. These substances are banned from intentional use in facilities processing textile materials, leather, rubber, foam, adhesives and trim parts in textiles, apparel, and footwear. Using chemical formulations that conform to the ZDHC MRSL allows suppliers to assure themselves, and their customers, that banned chemical substances are not intentionally used during production and manufacturing processes. The ZDHC MRSL offers brands and suppliers a single, harmonised list of chemical substances banned from intentional use during manufacturing and related processes in supply chains of the textile, apparel, and footwear (including leather and rubber) industries (the Industry). Version 2.0 applies to textiles, leather, rubber, foam and adhesives, recognising that these materials use different processes. Filters for each material ensure limits reflect the processes.
ZDHC MRSL - This applies to chemical formulations and substances used during the creation and wet processing of textile fibres, and during the creation and processing of (coated) fabrics, leather, rubber, foam and adhesives
ZDHC MRSL Candidate List - Proposed ZDHC MRSL additions can meet listing criteria, as described in the Principles and Procedures, yet lack safer alternatives at scale. Including such substances on the Candidate List encourages the innovation of alternatives.
ZDHC Archived Substaces - Archived substances, or those without strong evidence of current use in Industry, but with clear evidence of historical use.