Chemical management involves the establishment of a quality documentation system that ensures information dissimilation, traceability, awareness, standardisation, safe practices and regulatory compliance. Through chemical management, organisations can monitor for preventive controls by putting down measurable objectives. These quality documentation and management systems enable companies to undertake regular checks for gap identification and analysis and, if found, devise plans to close existing gaps. This plan-do-check-act cycle encourages continuous improvement for organisations looking to detox their businesses.
The implementation of proper chemical management processes can give businesses a crucial edge in today’s environmentally conscious society. With a growing global imperative to cut down on corporate environmental damage, companies that take a serious stance on eradicating hazardous chemicals from their production processes can gain a competitive advantage over other less sustainable businesses. Ensuring good chemical management also safeguards the company’s regulatory obligations.
The Zero Discharge of Hazardous (ZDHC) programme includes a collaboration of 22 signatory brands, 13 value chain affiliates, and seven associates. Together, they are working to support implementation of safer chemical management practices.
Greenpeace is campaigning to stop industry poisoning our water with hazardous, persistent and hormone-disrupting chemicals. The Detox campaign challenges top brands to make amends by working with their suppliers to eliminate all hazardous chemicals across their entire supply chain, and the entire life-cycle of their products.
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Eliminating dangerous chemicals from textile industries
Chemical data management and the PDCA cycle.
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