SGS Vietnam Recognized by ZDHC Foundation for ZDHC MRSL Level 1 Conformance

the world’s leading testing, inspection and
certification company, is pleased to announce that the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals
(ZDHC) Foundation
has recognized and accepted SGS in Vietnam as
an indicator of Level 1 ZDHC Manufacturing
Restricted Substances List
(MRSL) v2.0 Conformance in
connection with the ZDHC Gateway – Chemical Module.

The recognition enables
SGS to provide Chemical MRSL conformance services from its laboratories in Ho Chi Minh City and Hai Phong, both major
apparel and footwear manufacturing locations.
expands SGS’s existing capability across the region
where ZDHC Foundation approved laboratories in
Istanbul, Chennai, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Kaohsiung have been
operational for few years.

Yvonne Tse, Vice President,
Global Softlines, SGS
said: “SGS is
committed to supporting the textile and footwear industry to move at pace
towards the zero-discharge goal and we are delighted with this recognition from
the ZDHC Foundation enabling us to further expand our sustainability services.

“Vietnam is a major textile and footwear manufacturing
hub and by having this new conformance testing capability at Ho Chi Minh City
and Hai Phong we can ensure retailers and manufacturer in the textile and
apparel industry benefit from increased efficiency and shorter turnaround
times. Ultimately we can support clients to meet their environmental and global
sustainability aims.”

all eight SGS laboratories as part of the SGS Global
MRSL Conformance Certification Center. All MRSL analysis to produce these
certificates must be carried out by these laboratories. Chemical formulations
tested by SGS conforming to ZDHC MRSL are recognized as Level 1 chemicals.

ZDHC has published an MRSL
conformance guidance establishing the way in which chemical formulators can
provide indicators of conformance, as well as how manufacturers and brands can
find recognized and credible processes for chemical formulations compiled with
ZDHC Gateway
Chemical Module.

The ZDHC Foundation oversees implementation of the
ZDHC Program. Its 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.

Solutions for chemical and
environmental management

SGS provides robust and holistic solutions for
chemical and environmental management across the supply chain. Besides the MRSL
program, SGS is working on other ZDHC programs, like training and wastewater
testing, as an Accredited Training Provider (ATP) and accepted wastewater

SGS has developed a unique Trio Approach to help
manufacturers and their suppliers to create a safer environment, as well as
assisting the textile and footwear supply chain toward the zero-discharge goal.

Find out more about how the company’s Zero Discharge Holistic Solution

For further information contact:

Keith Tsang

Senior Service Development Manager

Connectivity & Products



About SGS

We are SGS – the world’s leading testing, inspection
and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for
quality and integrity. Our 93,000 employees operate a network of 2,600 offices
and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more
interconnected world.

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