ZDHC MRSL Level 1

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Today, most brands and retailers that engage in chemical management use a Restricted Substances List (RSL), which sets limits on chemical substance concentrations in the final product. Although most hazardous chemicals are washed out before it reaches the consumers, hundreds of unintended chemicals can be found during the manufacturing process, impacting the health of workers, end-consumers, and the environment.

As a recognized ZDHC Level 1 Certifier in connection with the ZDHC Gateway - Chemical Module, MTS provides brands and their value chains with an innovative and robust approach to managing chemical formulations used during the manufacturing process. The MTS ZDHC Level 1 certification program enables material suppliers to gain traceability of the chemicals used in supply chain to find safer alternatives and mitigate their use of hazardous chemicals.

ZDHC MRSL Level 1 Conformance with MTS
MTS is recognized by ZDHC foundation as an indicator of Level 1 ZDHC MRSL Conformance in connection with the ZDHC Gateway - Chemical Module. The compliance certification to ZDHC MRSL Level 1 requires a third-party review of documentation or an analytical test report if there is a lack of data.

As a world-leading independent consumer quality assurance company, MTS is committed to supporting the textile, leather, apparel and footwear value chain to advance towards zero discharge of hazardous chemicals through innovative and robust chemical management across the supply chain. Utilizing our technical expertise combined with years of experience, MTS delivers fast, accurate and cost-effective solutions in managing chemical formulations used during the manufacturing process, ultimately giving suppliers the full confidence in their products.

MTS Laboratories For ZDHC Level 1 Program
MTS laboratories that are eligible to certify level 1 conformance against ZDHC MRSL are:

Lab Locations Contact Name E-mail Address Phone Number
Hong Kong (China) Dr. Charles Wong charleswong@mts-global.com (+852) 3604 1301
Dongguan (China) Ms. Carol Ke cke@mts-global.com (+86) 769 8112 0818 Ext. 725
Shanghai (China) Ms. Vivian Gu viviangu@mts-global.com (+86) 021 2350 9730
Dhaka (Bangladesh) Mr. Dipok Chondra Ghosh dipok@mtsbd.com (+88) 017 5564 2001
Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam) Mr. Vincent Pham vincentpham@mts-global.com (+84) 28 6289 6363 Ext: 114
Norwood, MA (USA) Dr. Jongsei Park jongsei.park@mtsus.com (+1) 508 638 1793


MTS ZDHC Test Request Form (TRF)

Please complete the ZDHC Test Request Form and submit to one of MTS regional contacts. After submitting your information, our lab specialist will contact you within 24 hours.
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If you have any questions about MTS ZDHC Program and our testing methods, please contact Dr. Charles Wong at charelswong@mts-global.com.

What is ZDHC MRSL? 
In 2011, a group of apparel & footwear brands joined together to lead the industry towards zero discharge of hazardous chemicals by 2020. In 2014, the first ZDHC Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) was released along with guidelines and solutions that have been implemented throughout the industry. 

The ZDHC MRSL Level 1 Conformance enables material suppliers to gain full traceability of the chemicals used in their supply chain to find safer alternatives and mitigate their use of hazardous chemicals in the manufacturing process; protecting the health of workers, end-consumers, and the environment. 

he ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals) MRSL (Manufacturing Restricted Substances List) is a list of chemical substances banned from international use in facilities that process textile materials, synthetic leather, leather, and trim parts in textiles and footwear. It sets restrictions on trace concentrations for banned chemical substances that are not intentionally used, but may be found as unintended contaminants within a commerical chemical formulation. The ZDHC mission is to advance towards zero discharge of hazardous chemicals in textile, leather and footwear value chain to improve the environment and people's well-being.

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