F&F, the fashion brand of UK supermarket retailer Tesco Stores, has become the latest member of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group, amid the formation of a new board of directors.

The ZDHC group is made up of leading global clothing and footwear brands and is committed to steering the industry towards a goal of reducing the discharge of harmful chemicals to zero by 2020.

F&F follows on the heels of UK fashion giant Primark, which joined in August. The group now comprises 20 brands, including Adidas, Marks & Spencer, C&A, and Gap Inc.

ZDHC welcomed the move by F&F as it announced an “organisational milestone” through the formation of new board of directors.

“ZDHC has experienced much success and simultaneously undergone significant organisational growth and maturation,” it said. “During the past year, ZDHC was formed as a legal entity under Dutch law, hired its first executive director, secured office space, hired a ZDHC implementation team and updated its governance structure.”

The new board includes Frouke Bruinsma of G-Star Raw CV, Charles Dickinson of Primark, Monica Gorman of New Balance Athletic Shoe Inc, Philipp Meister of Adidas Group, Stefan Seidel of Puma, Nathaniel Sponsler of Gap Inc, Graham Storrie of Esprit, Joyce Tsoi of H&M, and Scott Vitters of Nike Inc.

Each individual has been elected and will serve a three-year term as a ZDHC board member.