The event aims to build a greater understanding of the challenges of hazardous chemical control

The event aims to build a greater understanding of the challenges of hazardous chemical control

A conference is taking place in China later this year to promote safer chemical management amongst suppliers within the textile and footwear value chain.

Jointly organised by the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Foundation and the China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC), which earlier this year announced a strategic collaboration, the 'ZDHC-CNTAC Conference on Hazardous Chemical Control & Sustainable Manufacturing' will be held on 8 November in Shanghai.

Its aim is to provide key information for suppliers to learn more about the ZDHC Programme and how to implement its standards and tools. It will also feature presentations from thought-leaders and provide interactive question and answer sessions.

The ZDHC Programme is a collaboration of over 20 leading brands working to eliminate hazardous chemicals from the textile and footwear value-chain, while CNTAC is an industry federation that represents all textile related industries in China. In May it launched its Chemicals Stewardship Initiative 2020 to improve chemical management across the textile value chain and minimise adverse effects of chemicals on human health and the environment.

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"We're excited to be welcoming up to 1000 participants from across the textile and footwear value-chain," says ZDHC executive director Frank Michel. "Participants will leave with a greater understanding of some of the challenges of hazardous chemical control and gain practical insights on how to overcome these."

The conference will contain both English and Chinese presentations and these will be simultaneously translated.

Click on the following link for registration details: 'ZDHC-CNTAC Conference on Hazardous Chemical Control & Sustainable Manufacturing'.