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Arvind, TÜV Rheinland Pledge to ZDHC Program

Arvind Ltd. and TÜV Rheinland (Technical Inspections Organization) are joining another sustainable movement.

Both companies are committing to the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) program, an initiative involving footwear and textile brands that are working toward safer chemistry practices to protect the environment, consumers and workers. Arvind and TÜV Rheinland pledged to eliminate hazardous chemicals from their supply chains by 2020.

Arvind is one of the world’s largest cotton textile manufacturers. It is also the first textile manufacturer based in India to join ZDHC. TÜV Rheinland is one of many German certification providers that pledged to the movement this year. As value-chain affiliates, both companies will strictly follow the program’s joint roadmap by engaging with other brands, stakeholders and retailers.

“We are happy to join the ZDHC program as a contributor and are committed to the elimination of hazardous chemicals from the textile and footwear value-chain,” said Arvind chief sustainability manager Abhishek Bansal. “Being a part of ZDHC will help us to reinforce our efforts in this direction.”