The 2022 Business Case Study, conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers Private Limited (PwC), aimed to identify the financial and non-financial benefits of ZDHC’s Roadmap to Zero Programme for brands, manufacturers, and chemical suppliers in the textile, leather, apparel, and footwear industry, the ZDHC Foundation said in a press release.
A study conducted by PwC has identified the commercial benefits of deeply integrating the ZDHC programme into business practices. The study found that the benefits of the ZDHC programme far outweigh the costs for stakeholders in the textile, leather, apparel, and footwear industry. The programme has led to a 30 per cent reduction in chemical consumption.
The study highlighted the role of ZDHC in driving sustainable innovation and harmonising industry practices. By adopting the ZDHC guidelines and using the platforms provided, stakeholders have realised significant benefits.
ZDHC has brought about a significant cultural shift in the industry, with heightened awareness related to sustainable chemical management and the adoption of certifications at the initial stage of testing. Contributors reported a reduction in chemical consumption of up to 30 per cent through the analysis of chemical inventory lists.
Overall, the study showed that ZDHC’s Roadmap to Zero Programme has been instrumental in driving sustainability and innovation in the industry.
The Roadmap to Zero Programme by ZDHC leads the fashion industry to eliminate harmful chemicals from its global supply chain by building the foundation for more sustainable manufacturing to protect workers, consumers, and the planet’s ecosystems.
ZDHC is a multi-stakeholder organisation comprising over 150 contributors from across the industry including brands, suppliers, and chemical suppliers.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (NB)