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SGS, the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, is to host a live webinar to help apparel, textile and footwear brands better understand the ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines and take action to remedy non-conformance.

The interactive webinar ‘Root Cause Analysis for Chemicals in Wastewater’ will set out the purpose and requirements of ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines, provide a better understanding of chemical management and explain how to conduct root cause analysis in the event of a failed wastewater test.

Developed by brands, suppliers, academia, laboratories and tech companies within the industry, ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines address the problems of chemicals discharged from manufacturing sites. The issue has become a worldwide environmental concern and failure to meet industry requirements, as evidenced by wastewater testing results, is becoming a pain point for manufacturers and suppliers.

The Guidelines set a unified standard on wastewater quality for the global apparel, textile and footwear supply chain. They have been designed to:

  • Ensure wastewater discharges do not have an adverse impact on communities and the environment
  • Harmonize expectations globally for wastewater monitoring and testing
  • Aid suppliers with sharing wastewater discharge data with the brand(s) they work with
  • Reduce workload and cost for suppliers who would otherwise need to meet requirements variously set by brands and NGOs.

Webinar presenter, Craig Zhang, GSTS Project Manager at SGS, will guide participants

through the purpose and requirements of the Guidelines to give a greater understanding of the importance of chemical management. He will analyze the 2020 wastewater data to highlight frequent failures and explore root cause analysis services and case studies.

The webinar is aimed particularly at suppliers of Detox/ZDHC Signatory brands, especially those with wet processing facilities, and takes place on April 20, 2021 at 4pm (Shanghai, GMT +8).

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SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 89,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.