ZDHC AND PANTA REI
The ZDHC Foundation oversees implementation of the ZDHC Programme. The mission is to advance towards zero discharge of hazardous chemicals in the textile, leather and footwear value chain to improve the environment and people's well being.
Panta Rei joins the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme to eliminate Hazardous Chemicals Discharge in textile manufacturing and, in doing so, supports the Programme’s vision of widespread implementation of best practices in textile industry "water recovery" and "wastewater discharge" to protect consumers, workers and the environment.
For the Italian-based company, fully committed to the environmental compliance of the textile industries, this represents a major milestone. It is an opportunity to learn more from other contributors and companies and, at the same time, share the matured experience and field expertise, strengthening the common goal to advance towards zero discharge of hazardous chemicals.
The ZDHC Programme is creating a new standard in wastewater discharge that goes beyond regulatory compliance to ensure wastewater discharge does not adversely affect the environment and surrounding communities.
Water efficiency is a critical aspect of sustainable and environmentally-conscious manufacturing. While there have been efforts to create regulations by individual governments, brands and even multi-brand consortia, there still exists no single industry-standard guideline that covers all discharge criteria.
The textile industry is the second most polluting industry in the world, preceded only by the oil and gas sector. Therefore, the formation of an association by leading players in this field, in order to ensure a sustainable growth, is of paramount importance. The answer to that necessity has been provided by the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme, whose guidelines in terms of wastewater quality are enforced through the implementation of the treatment plants supplied by Panta Rei Srl – Water Solutions.
PANTA REI TOGETHER WITH THE BIG
The ZDHC Programme include organisations of different sizes and types, committed to driving industry-wide change towards the goal of zero discharge of hazardous chemicals.
Companies cooperates following different level of engagement: Signatory Brands, Affiliates and Contributors.
The collaboration between Panta Rei and ZDHC Contributors will open the doors to important synergies to work together towards the common goal of sustainable development.
Please find below ZDHC Contributors list:
- Panta Rei - Water Solutions
- Amfori BEPI
- Association of the German Sporting Goods Industry
- Association TEGEWA
- C&A Foundation
- China Textile Information Center (CTIC)
- German Fashion Modeverband Deutschland e.V.
- Seri.co by Centro Tessile Serico
- Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)
- Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC)
- The Fiber and Textile Chemicals Technology Division – A Division of the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)